July 2, 2012

Celebrating 150 Years: Sweet Corn

Female part of corn is silk and husk
Today’s land grant fact: 
UF/IFAS researchers developed some of the first commercially released sweet corn varieties with higher sugar content. In the 1980s, these so-called supersweet varieties were an industry game-changer.

Learn more about growing sweet corn here: 
Sweet Corn - Gardening in a Minute 

One hundred and fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Morrill Act, which created the land‐grant university system, made higher education more accessible to more people, and promoted agricultural science and the mechanical arts. The University of Florida is proud to be a land grant university that supports the local County Extension offices.

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