Two Corny Videos: Learn How to Breed and Hand-Pollinate Corn

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<p>If you’re interested in growing corn or plant breeding in general, check out these two helpful videos from the <a title=”Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society” href=”http://npsas.org/” target=”_blank”>Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society</a> Farm Breeding Club about breeding your own corn. The first video, “Planting Your Own Corn Breeding Nursery,” explains the techniques for planning and planting a corn breeding nursery. The instructions are well-suited for the amateur home growing or farmer and the student corn-breeder. The video shows how to make straight rows, neat aisles, seed correctly, and properly mark pollination bags. </p>
<p>The second video, “Keeping OP Corn Using Hand Pollination,” explains how to maintain an open-pollinated variety of corn using chain sibbing with hand pollinations. </p>
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<p>Love corn? For even more information on this crop, see our guide <a title=”All About Growing Sweet Corn” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-sweet-corn-zmaz08jjzmcc”>All About Growing Sweet Corn</a> and our article on one of our favorite grain corns, <a title=”Floriani Red Flint Corn Grain Corn: The Perfect Staple Crop for Every Homestead” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/food-policy/floriani-red-flint-corn-staple-crop-zmaz10djzraw”>Floriani Red Flint Corn Grain Corn: The Perfect Staple Crop for Every Homestead</a>. </p>
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