[Market-farming] planter for sweet corn

clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com
Wed Feb 4 10:10:48 EST 2009

That said, is anyone transplanting sweet corn into raised beds or any other crop, for that matter?  Since a water wheel transplanter doesn't always make a deep enough hole (due to stones or other hard spots in the ground), I am thinking that forming a raised bed of relatively loose dirt might help matters.  True or not?

Andy, I use a 4 row JD 7000 with fairly good results planting sweet corn, but have no experience with a 71 row unit.    

Kurt Forman Clearview Farm Palmyra, NY 14522

--- fellenz at fltg.net wrote:

From: Andy Fellenz <fellenz at fltg.net>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [Market-farming] planter for sweet corn
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:52:30 -0500

I'm looking for a planter that will work well for sweet corn.  I see a 
fair amount of reconditioned model 71 and 7000 JD units set up for food 
plots, as well as other manufacturer's planters.  Is one type 
substantially better than other types if it will only get a few 
acres/year of use?  Ideally, I'd like to get a 2 row unit. 

Also, is anyone transplanting their sweet corn successfully?  If you 
are, what are you using as a transplanter?

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