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slifnom
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:50 am    Post subject: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have tried sweet corn planting several years, but when the corn seems right the coon also think it is time! They always beat me to it. How do I discourage them? or?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You could buy a coon hound, or try trapping them. Just a thought.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

couple strings of electric fence
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DP coon traps work great for me.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I put an electric fence around the sweet corn. I have also used fly bait in about half a small bowl coil. Drops them where they stand.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One strand of e wire at 5 inch height, another at 12 inches mow and weed eat all weeds ownd first and apply roundup before you string the wire.
Or flybait and pepsi in a flat tray.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What's fly bait ? Thanks Dave F.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Put small pans of a tablespoon of flybait and Coke or Pepsi and they will be piled up. Then you just have to do something with the dead coons.
Electric fence will work too.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's been a problem since the beginning of time.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok here is your answer. Get 2 ripe road kill coons drag the cadavers around your corn plot in low slow gear then leave one coon at each end. Heat and moisture will keep the aroma going. Repeat as needed.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wire mesh fence with hot electric wire near the ground and another near the top.
I have seen groundhogs run right through normal 5 string electric fences. The fence chargers are pulsed, not constant live charge. Most of the time it is off. They learn to run through. Yes use the roundup to
keep the weeds from dragging down you charger.
That stops the raccoons and groundhogs. It needs to be 7ft tall to keep the deer out.

When the deer get a liking for corn they bite off the tips of the ears, like 3". Just as
much damage at the coons.

Then there is aerial attack, the geese can still fly in and chew up the young corn when 3-4".

So you end up with a $700 fence... I made mine big enough so I can work with the tractor in there.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Like others said electric fence but the first night you put it up you need to be close by and listen to them squel.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dead rotting coins do work well. I put them up on posts so that my dogs don't get into them.

If you have a small garden, dump your cat poop around it. The smell of a predator chases away all kinds of critters, even deer.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I catch them in live traps using cat food for bait, and then shoot and release. Probably should do it now before the problem starts.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet Corn Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Be sure you use a 110 volt weed chopper & make sure it's plugged in at all times.
 
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