Yesterday's Tractor Co. Fast, Friendly Parts Service
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Using Your Tractor & Crop Talk

Discussion Board - looking for an open pollinated corn

Author  [Modern View]
Charlie M

11-02-2011 17:55:30
74.41.94.226



Report to Moderator

Looking for some advice on an open pollinated corn to grow. I grew Reids yellow dent this year. The stuff is 10 - 12 ft tall, suffered from a lot of wind damage and is being a huge pain to pick. I pick with the old pickers just picking the ear. I've got lots of nice ears but I think I need to try something else next time. I'm looking for a good open pollinated corn as I only need a bag or 2 each year and for the small amount it would be a lot simpler and cheaper to just keep my own seed instead of bothering the guys.

[Reply]   [No Email]
shawnspeed3

11-06-2011 16:46:18
75.198.24.93



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to Charlie M, 11-02-2011 17:55:30  
I personnaly don't care to sign my rights a way to a company to buy "their"seed....even if it yields double, the grain quality will not be the same as the OP ...there is a limit to what a acre of land will give up to a crop in a cycle ...80bu. or 160bu. the nutrients will be similar...which means you need twice tha grain for the same nutritional value....What a bargan eh???Oh you ever notice how the deer/turkeys, will eat up the OP stuff before the RR veriaties????They know someting we dont??? Just ask your cows/pigs what they want ...I fed a batch of feeder pigs my OP corn until it ran out , and bought some conventional to finish them out....everything else in the ration stayed the same...they just about quit eating...there weight gain slowed and it took 2 weeks longer to get them to weight....just my 2 C...Shawn

[Reply]  [No Email]
sixtyninegmc

11-06-2011 11:24:22
209.112.184.162



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to hayray, 11-02-2011 17:55:30  
I have a hard time considering a farm sustainable if you are not able to plant if the seed company does not come through. Maybe that comes from living where we have a few less options and a lot less support, but to me the option of taking your own seed if all else fails is very attractive. Corn is only a hypothetical discussion for me, it doesn`t work out up here, but I prefer working with plants that still function the way they were designed, and I truly believe that hybrids and sprays are more detrimental to the ground in the long run. So long as I can make a living without hybrids, I will.

[Reply]  [No Email]
wilder11354

11-05-2011 14:20:42
74.69.163.145



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to Charlie M, 11-02-2011 17:55:30  
anyone ever hear of a sweet corn called Luther Hill?



[Reply]  [No Email]
dboll

11-05-2011 06:44:49
64.61.211.106



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to Charlie M, 11-02-2011 17:55:30  
could someone please explain why anyone would plant op corn when they could plant a hybrid and get twice the corn off the same amount of land



[Reply]  [No Email]
JMS/.MN

11-05-2011 13:46:34
209.237.107.155



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to dboll, 11-05-2011 06:44:49  
Doug- I can"t explain it. I have a distant organic neighbor, good friend, wonderful person, in the next township, owns multiple parcels, and I don"t need to check the platbook to tell which 40s, 80s, are his - I just look for the weedy fields. He plants and sells OP corn, organic beans/hay- makes a living at it, along with his "side enterprises". But certainly not my choice. I remember too many years when I couldn"t cultivate because of excess rain, etc. Recent years, just farming part-time, harvest is so much better, and yields too, without the weed battle.

[Reply]  [No Email]
dboll

11-05-2011 18:13:31
64.61.211.180



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to JMS/.MN, 11-05-2011 13:46:34  
I have heard the stories about 10' tall op corn and the ears flat on the ground. I had some indian corn I planted in the corn field one year, ran it through the combine, what a mess, the stalks all broke off and ppiled up on the head. As for the orgasmic/organic farming or what ever they call it, I won't argue that chemicals are good for us or the land but I can raise 80 bu more corn per acre for $10 worth of spray so it becomes an economic no-brainer. We have a guy that nec=ver did spray so organic gives him an excuse, he gets excellent yields of foxtail, sunflowers, mustard and thistles!

[Reply]  [No Email]
JMS/.MN

11-06-2011 00:32:42
209.237.107.155



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to dboll, 11-05-2011 18:13:31  
Your post is so comical! Yeah, 10-12 foot tall corn, for what? grain yield is higher?, or just more CHO infested stalk to chop into the silo....but you trumped everything with the comment about orgasmic farming!! Never thought about it that way before, but I understand that some guys do get off over their style of farming. Me? I"ll settle for "conventional", farming and otherwise. Thanks for the humor!

[Reply]  [No Email]
sixtyninegmc

11-06-2011 01:28:03
209.112.184.162



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to JMS/.MN, 11-06-2011 00:32:42  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

80 years ago organic WAS conventional. I can not understand why some people are so opposed to a few of us "kooks" doing it the old fashioned way? I have no problem with folks who farm conventionally, why do most of them seem to have a problem with folks who do it different? Foolish farm management resulted in the widespread failures associated with the dust bowl (over-tillage, depleting the soil), and now it seems foolish farm management on "agri-business" farms chasing the almighty buck in many cases is swinging many folks opinions back the other way. Maybe we could meet in the middle? Nah, too reasonable.

If farming was about the profit to me, I would have been an idiot to start.

[Reply]  [No Email]
dboll

11-06-2011 09:07:20
64.61.211.223



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to sixtyninegmc, 11-06-2011 01:28:03  
If you can plant seed that raises twice the yield on the same amount of land why wouldn't you? That would be the most foolish farm management mistake of them all. I have bills to pay like rent,fuel, seed, cost of living ect. my goal is to generate the income to pay these bills, we all produce =with the intent of making something, you can plant a hybrid and grow it like the old days with cultivation and no spray if you like, the benefit is much improved yield, standability, ear retention, disease/insect resistance ect. There is no place for op corn except in a living history farm. I have no time for the large acre land hogs either but before you lump me into this category you might want to stop by and visit my farm first.

[Reply]  [No Email]
RGMartin

11-03-2011 11:36:30
139.55.252.118



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to Ralph WD45, 11-02-2011 17:55:30  
I planted an acre or so of Bloody butcher that I saved from my own last year. It is going to make my best yields this year. also going to make the combine work the hardest pulling 12+' stalks through the head. I'm not sure the combine will run slow enough.

I planted some blue from a member here, the jury is still out on it. Critters were hard on it, and it wasn't on the best ground. Big problem with it is that it cross-pollinated with some yellow field corn I had 1/4 mile away, so I have yellow corn with stray blue kernels. I hope someone will buy it...

[Reply]  [No Email]
Farmer Steve

11-03-2011 06:47:24
209.62.224.1



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to Charlie M, 11-02-2011 17:55:30  
Up here in North Dakota I found a shorter 5 foot varity. Victory Seeds have a good selection but it's smaller quanity orders. Sunshine sweet corn is what I grew. Did ok but you did see some fungus problems with our last two wet years. Openpollinated.com has good varities and ships in a 10 pound box with free shipping. I grew my sunshine sweet corn in my garden plot for the last two years, saved the seed and now I have enough to plant a border along my field. american organic.com also has a good selection of organic corn but I'm not sure if it's OP. Johnny's seeds also has a good selection but the prices are high if you want large amounts.

[Reply]  [No Email]
chester5731

11-03-2011 10:29:08
75.144.92.98



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to Farmer Steve, 11-03-2011 06:47:24  
I grew Wapsie Valley from openpollinated.com this year. It did very well out yeilding hybrids that I have planted in the past. A few stalks went down but we had some very high winds. I will be planting it again without hesitation.



[Reply]  [No Email]
paul

11-03-2011 06:23:21
66.44.132.6



Report to Moderator
 Re: looking for an open pollinated corn in reply to Charlie M, 11-02-2011 17:55:30  
Albert Lea Seed House sells a few types - as well as hybred seed - and will UPS, so no bother to them to send out a bag if you want hybreds. Their corn is likely suited for southern Minnesota growing season....

--->Paul



[Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Add a Reply]

Hop to:
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters