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corn splitting into multiple stalks?

what would cause this to happen? I have never seen this before. Will the plant still produce corn?

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As I understand it, Many, many moons ago, Corn was actually a bush. My corn is doing the same thing. I have about 100 stalks and about a quarter of them are "branching" at the soil level. On another forum, an experienced gardener that I trust told me that it will actually stabilize the stalk and help it resist the wind. He said it will no way affect the production negatively. I hope this helps.
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thank you. Your the first person to have any idea why.

What your saying about supprt from the wind makes sence because it had been really windy just after we planted the corn and it broke the top leaves off. well I'm glad i found this forum. thanks for the info.
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It is a very common thing for corn to send up two suckers from the ground. Nothing to worry about. Just let them grow. This tells me you have fertile soil. Corn that is planted too closely or on poor soil won't do this.
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Just the predisposition of some hybrids... They'll put out one or two tillers... No biggie.

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corn with multiple stalks

we have multiple stalks on our corn. will the multiple stalks produce?
I'm a novice grower and could use some help

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Wow, I've never heard of that before. Glad I found out it's good or I may have plucked one off if the future. :oops:
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[url=https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/articles.03/Tillers-0623.html]More Info[/url]
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[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/corn_suckers.JPG[/img]

Here is a picture.
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