Seed Corn sources

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by Redonthehead, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Redonthehead

    Redonthehead Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Springfield
    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.
     
  2. Whitemarsh

    Whitemarsh New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Greene Co.
    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.
     

  3. 90acres

    90acres Senior Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wardsville
    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.
     
  4. mrclean

    mrclean New Member

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    Nov 30, 2005
    Harrisburg
    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.
     
  5. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    If you know some one who "deals" in Seed ask them for the Test Plot left overs..the company cant sell it so it usually get burnt
     
  6. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    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.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  7. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    definatly get treated so the deer & turkey dont dig them up & eat em before they spout