Post by Joseph Lofthouse on Feb 11, 2020 0:32:14 GMT -5
In my breeding work, aim for corn populations of 1000 to 5000 plants.
Silt/clay, high-altitude, super-arid, sun-drenched, irrigated-desert garden. Cold radiant-cooled nights. ~100 frost free days. Grow most of my own locally adapted landrace seed. GDD10C ~1300. Subscribe to my newsletter to get notified about the publication of my new book about Landrace Gardening.
Based on my very limited experience, lodging resistance and height may not have such a direct relationship. My current sweet corn patch of Lofthouse Astronomy Domine is 6-9' tall and sails through wind storms without a problem, while my mom's 4' tall early hybrid types get flattened. I'm wondering if it has more to do with root vigor and attachment than height. The AD also has tons of crazy tillers, which I would think would make it more likely to lodge by making the stalks heavier but counterintuitively seems to be helping!