Sunday, August 18, 2013

Connecticut Corn...

So on Facebook I had a couple friends bragging about Maryland corn being 10' high and double eared...and another likewise about Illinois corn.

So on the way to the Washington County Fair on Saturday, I stopped along Route 49 for a few pics of the Molodich Farm. I don't know if its skill, equipment, land or the the willingness to apply Nitrogen in quantities only a fertilizer dealer could love...but these fields along Ekonk Hill are usually the best corn I see.

Most of the corn I see this year seems a bit spindly and pale -- might be a combination of lots of rain in June leaching fertilizer and reducing root growth. And most fields suffer from a perennial Connecticut problem...the outer rows look like something I'd grow in my garden in a bad year.

But not these fields!

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