Baby Corn-Alternative Crop for Southwest Washington
This project will investigate the potential of baby corn as an alternative crop for southwest Washington. Eight varieties of sweet corn and field corn will be tested and measured for tasseling and silking dates, plant and ear heights, harvest dates, yield and ear quality. Marketing potential for these crops will be explored through restaurants, on-farm stands, and farmers markets. In addition, the Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle will be monitored in the test plot to determine if the pest causes significant damage to the baby corn crop.