Posted 10/12/2021 03:05 (#9264467 - in reply to #9264237) Subject: RE: Inappropriate
South Central MN
Give it time, every variety of corn will flop at some point. Still not sure why they don't try to breed some better stalks, and especially roots into sweetcorn. High yielding sweetcorn tips over flat as a pancake where even the Pioneer stands straight. Got a lot of years of experience peeling flat corn off the ground. Of course this year I also have some field corn that is flat too. It isn't Pioneer either.
Have to laugh at the folding head comment, the big sweetcorn picker I was running this summer has a folding head, and one of the day off relief guys lowered the head all the way when it was folded and wrecked a bunch of the latches that keep the snouts from flopping all over on the wings of the head. Had to have a couple guys hold snouts while folding the head so they didn't get bound up with the others for a few days after that until they got all the latches fixed. That was a real show folding up the head for a while.