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Own a quality glutinous corn garden with simple techniques

Simple technique of growing glutinous corn

Glutinous corn It is a food that is loved by many people and is processed into a variety of dishes such as boiled, blasted, cooked with tea, and cooked in soup. In particular, corn also has anti-cancer effects, good for diabetics, brain. , eyes, skin, pregnant women, heart protection… Let’s consult for super quality sticky corn growing techniques!

Planting tools and soil for growing glutinous corn

Tools for growing glutinous rice
Tools for growing glutinous rice

Planting tools

You can make use of cement bags, potsacks, trays, styrofoam containers are available in the house or in an open field in the garden to grow corn.

Note: The bottom of the tray is perforated for drainage.

It can be grown all year round on actively irrigated land, but to achieve high yield, it is necessary to choose the planting time to avoid the sprouting of the corn in the months that are too dry, too hot, or too cold.

Land for planting

Sticky corn is a short-day plant that can live on many types of soil. However, corn will grow well and give high yield if it is grown on sandy soil or meat, rich in organic matter, porous, airy and holds water well, with a pH of 5.5 – 7.

The soil must be plowed to a depth of 15-20cm, the topsoil is porous for the seedlings to grow easily. Grass needs to be cleaned and weeds from growing. Kills potential destructive insects in the soil, eggs, larvae and its secondary hosts. People fertilize rotting manure, lime and then dry it for 15-20 days before planting to handle pathogens in the soil.

Choosing varieties and planting sticky corn

Glutinous corn cultivation technique
The secret to growing glutinous corn is simple and effective

Currently on the market there are many varieties of glutinous corn such as: sticky corn, Long Khanh glutinous corn, purple glutinous corn Ban Me Thuot… You can choose varieties depending on conditions and preferences.

People sow in holes: 2-3 seeds/hole (only 2 plants/hole should be maximum). The distance between rows is from 60 to 100cm and the distance between plants and trees on the row is 20-40cm, depending on the characteristics of the variety.

After the planting is complete, cover with a thin layer of soil about 2-3cm. If you plant in the dry season, you should water it so that the corn will sprout quickly.

Planting density of glutinous rice:

Sticky corn variety MX 10 has a short growth period of 62-65 days. Planting distance: 30-35cm from the tree; row spacing 75-80 cm; density from 4,100 to 4,500 niches / 1,000 m2.

The amount of seed needed 1.2-1.3 kg/1000 m2. Each hole sows 02 seeds, sow seeds 2-3cm deep, install seeds with rice husk ash mixed with Regent to prevent insect bites.

Attention: Seeds should be sown in pots about 2-3% of the plants to grow miles to ensure that the number of plants is evenly planted in the field.

Glutinous corn urea fertilizer for glutinous corn
URE fertilizer for sticky corn

feces fertilizer for glutinous corn:

During the process of growing sticky corn, fertilizer is divided into 3 care periods:

  • Phase 1: After planting 10 days.
  • Phase 2: After the first phase, the next 10 days.
  • Phase 3: After 30 days of sowing.

You can choose urea, potash or organic fertilizers as you like. However, people who grow plants at home should use it organic fertilizer (OCT TROPICAL cow manure) or decayed manure to fertilize plants is the best.

Note: In addition to fertilizing corn, it must be combined with weeding and rooting for corn plants.

Caring for glutinous rice:

  • About 4-6 days after sowing (seedlings get 1 leaf) must be reapplied where the tree is dead or does not grow. Remove weak plants, leaving the correct number of trees/holes (1-2 plants/hole).
  • In the dry season, people need to water every 4-7 days when the corn is blooming. As long as corn is waterlogged for more than 24 hours, it will result in a 30-50% decrease in corn yield. In the rainy season, water needs to be drained quickly.

During the planting period, the application is divided into 3 phases for corn plants. The first batch is 10 days after planting, the second batch is 10 days later and the third batch is 30 days after sowing.

You can fertilize with urea, potassium or organic fertilizer as you like. If using potassium or urea, it must be mixed with water or applied with a hoe to cover the fertilizer to avoid burning leaves.

In addition to using fertilizers, it must be combined with weeding and rooting for corn plants.

Harvesting glutinous rice:

Glutinous corn harvest
Glutinous corn harvest

Harvesting corn at the right time is also an important thing to keep in mind to achieve maximum nutritional value of the product. Normally, sticky corn will be harvested 60 to 65 days after planting. If you collect fresh glutinous corn, collect it 18-20 days after spraying, and if you collect dry, break it after the corn husks are dry.

Pest control:

In agricultural cultivation it is inevitable that such things as pests cause plant diseases that strongly affect the quantity and quality of crops, and also sticky corn. Here are some diseases of sticky corn that farmers need to pay attention to in care and prevention:

Glutinous corn
Always observe and prevent pests and diseases for the area growing glutinous rice

Stem borer, fruit borer: FEARUse Basudin 10H or Regent seeds in the middle of the top (3-5 seeds/plant) when the plants are between 20 and 40 days after sowing. To prevent stem borers, fruit borers from damaging your glutinous corn garden.

Spotting disease: Using Validacin 3DD or Anvil 5S for prevention is a good way to prevent pests and diseases.

Albinism: Caused by a fungal disease, prevent it by avoiding waterlogging for too long in the field, and regularly monitoring the growth of corn. If signs of disease appear, immediately remove diseased leaves.

In addition, if the tree is seriously ill, we can spray some special drugs to treat the disease, which can be consulted at the local pharmacy. Spraying should be done when the weather is calm.

With these simple techniques, growing sticky corn is simpler, right? Just persistently apply the above stages, after 1 month you can admire the results made by yourself. Get ready for delicious dishes made from super clean and quality glutinous corn!

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Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaney
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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