Pulling "suckers" off of corn stalks

Asked July 11, 2017, 6:06 PM EDT

Should I remove the small stalks {suckers} that are attached to the main stalk. Some say yes and others say no. Which is it" Thanks

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

It really depends upon the spacing of your plants. If your corn plants are about 9''-12'' apart, then we recommend pulling off the suckers. If they have more room, they can push out additional ears on the sucker growth.