July 1 - If you're a corn plant in Illinois, the last half of June was about as good as it gets. Heat + humidity = major growth spurt

July 1 - If you're a corn plant in Illinois, the last half of June was about as good as it gets. Heat + humidity = major growth spurt

Q: Where did you get the corn seed?
A: My dad sent me some leftover seeds from this past spring planting season. Around May 16, I sank about 10 corn seeds in one big pot and about 25 bean seeds in another, added water and fertilizer, then let nature take its course. For you agrono-geeks out there, the seeds came from Midwest Seed Genetics, which is part of a company that’s part of a company that’s owned by Monsanto Co., the chemical behemoth that’s also become a biotechnology behemoth in recent years. I won’t get into that right now, but I will tell you these seeds are “triple-stacked,” meaning they’ve been genetically juiced to resist nasty pests like the European corn borer. Plus, the plants can also withstand the popular Roundup herbicide used to kill farm field weeds everywhere. Roundup, by the way, is also made by Monsanto. How convenient. No dummies, those guys.

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