Small stalks, small ears, poor kernel development … does this describe your corn crop this year? Or maybe the raccoons absconded with the crop.
If this sounds like your garden, there may be several factors at work. Drought at the wrong time can stunt your corn crop; cold damage can stunt corn (if you put your crop out early you could see a little stunting from a late spring cold snap); and poor drainage and poor soil fertility, especially nitrogen, can stunt the crop as well.
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