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What are you guys doing for seed corn? The hybrid stuff is pretty spendy. I found some open-pollenated seed for $37 per 50#.

I understand the "bin-run" corn from a hybrid planting will sprout but not put on much of an ear.
 

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Bin-run corn will make a stand but there will be a lot of variability in the stand. It may have short and tall plants and short and long ears depending on the parent plants. The stand will not be as pretty as the pictures in the magazines.

Most open-poll corn available will generally be very tall, like silage corn. Wildlife will still be attracted to either type. I'm using some some corn left over from last year, if the germination rate is still reasonable.
 

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I know farmers that plant corn and they usually have leftover seed, that's what I use.
Depending on the size of your plot, you could try finding something like that.
 

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If you buy premium grade seed corn, it is expensive.
Last year, I was prepared to pay the price, but the people at MFA offered me a "food plot" grade seed corn that was much cheaper. We had great luck with it.
I believe it had the word "trophy" and a picture of a buck on the bag.
 

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On the rare occasion we do corn in our plots, I just ask the coop for the cheapest treated seed corn they have. I think the last time it was around $60 for a bag. But we got a good stand and with no fertilizer behind a three year old clover plot, it probably produced about 30 bushell corn. The deer had no complaints and we only had $60 in almost 3 acres of the stuff.

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