Quick Answer: How Much Money Can You Make From An Acre Of Sweet Corn?

The state average is 1,000 to 1,200 doz- en per acre or 200 to 240 crates for the fresh market and 4 to 6 tons per acre for processing.

If water requirements are met with a good irrigation system and other cultural practices optimized, sweet corn yields can be up to 7 to 8 tons per acre or 2,000 dozen.

How much profit does an acre of sweet corn make?

Sweet Corn Crop Guide

Estimated Cost$500 to $1000 per acre up to harvest
Market OutletsFood service, grocery stores, farmers markets, roadside, pick-your-own
Market PotentialGood for local sales of high quality product
Yield Potential240-300 crates/ac (5 doz ears/crt)
Profit Potential$0 to $1,200 per acre

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How many ears of sweet corn do you get per acre?

Depending on cultivar and planting equipment, the optimal plant population is between 14,000 and 24,000 plants per acre. It is recommended that you sow 10 pounds of corn seed per acre 8-12 inches apart and in rows 30-44 inches apart.

How much corn can you grow on one acre?

One bushel of corn is equal to 56 pounds. Corn is pollinated by wind and is typically planted in 30-inch rows A sin- gle seed (or kernel) of corn may produce a plant which yields more than 600 kernels of corn per ear. On one acre of land, anywhere from 22,000 to 35,000 individual plants may be grown.

What is a good corn yield per acre?

The state yields for the last five years from 2014 to 2018 results in an average of 196 bushels per acre. The five-year average is 8 bushels higher than the 188 bushel trend yield. Corn yields were not exceptional in 2013, averaging 178 bushels per acre.