Sweet corn has a high water requirement. The most sensitive growth stages (3–5) are also when crop water usage is at its highest, increasing by more than 400 per cent over a few weeks.

This rapid increase in crop water use can catch growers out and reduce yield and quality.

Click here to read a fact sheet from the Soil Wealth ICP team, to discover more about practical irrigation tips including crop development, water use and key irrigation decisions, as well as handy tools available to help with irrigation decisions.

Guidance on soil moisture monitoring is also provided.

Click here to read the case study.