The corny experts listed below are not necessarily any sweeter than those of us who specialize in dent corn, but they do have more experience with the ins and outs of producing sweet corn. If you have questions about home-grown sweet corn or commercial production of sweet corn, contact one of these individuals.

Remember, too, that the Publications Database of the Corn Growers' Guidebook has an excellent compilation of links to Web-published articles on many aspects of sweet corn. Choose the category 'Sweet Corn' to search for these articles.

Source of image in banner: "Kid enjoys roasted 'Olathe Sweet' sweet corn at 1999 Festival." (
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Michael E. Bartolo
Colorado State Univ.
Arkansas Valley Research Center
27901 Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
Phone: (719) 254-6312
Fax: (719) 254-6312


Steve Olson
Univ. of Florida
North Florida Research & Education Center
155 Research Road
Quincy, FL 32351-5677
Phone: (850) 875-7144
Fax: (850) 875-7188
Dr. David Wright
North Florida Research and Education Center
University of Florida
155 Research Road
Quincy, Florida 32351
Ph. 850 875 7119
FAX: 850 875 7188


Charles Voigt
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Univ. of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
W-425 Turner Hall, MC-047
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-1969


Rosie Lerner
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-1311
Liz Maynard
<Commercial growers>
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (219) 785-5673


Henry (Hank) Taber
Iowa State Univ.
Department of Horticulture
145 Horticulture Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-1100 USA
Phone: (515) 294-0025
Fax: (515) 294-0730


Edward (Ted) Carey
Kansas State Univ.
Department of Horticulture, Forestry, & Recreation Resources
2021 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785 532-1441
Fax: 785 532-5780


Dr. John Strang
Univ. of Kentucky
Department of Horticulture
N-308A Agric. Science North
Lexington KY 40546-0091
Phone: (859) 257-5685
Fax: (859) 257-2859


James Boudreaux
<Commercial growers>
Louisiana State Univ.
School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
157 J.C. Miller Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2120
Phone: (225) 578-2222
FAX: (225) 578-0773


Bernard Zandstra
<Commercial growers>
Department of Horticulture
A440 Plant and Soil Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1325
Phone: 517/355-5191, ext 418
Fax: 517/353-0890


Gardening Information
Univ. of Minnesota
Phone: (612) 624-4771
Vince Fritz
<Commercial growers>
Univ. of Minnesota
Department of Horticulture
Southern Experiment Station
Waseca, MN 56093
Phone: (507) 835-3620

New York

David Wolfe
168 Plant Science Building
Department of Horticulture
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7888
Fax: (607) 255-9998

North Carolina

Jonathan R. Schultheis
<Commercial growers>
Department of Horticultural Science
264 Kilgore Hall, Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
Phone: (919) 515-1225
Fax: (919) 515-2505


Matthew D. Kleinhenz
Ohio Ag. Research & Development Center
217 Williams Hall
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone (330) 263-3810
FAX (330) 263-3887


Alexandra Stone
Oregon State University
Dept. of Horticulture
4017 ALS Bldg.
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Phone: (541) 737-5461
Fax: (541) 737-3479
Robert McReynolds
<Commercial growers>
Oregon State Univ.
North Willamette Research and Extension Center
15210 Northeast Miley Road
Aurora Oregon 97002-9543
Phone: (503) 678-1264 x125
Fax: (503) 678-5986


William Lamont Jr.
Pennsylvania State Univ.
Dept of Horticulture
206 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-7118


A.J. Bussan
Univ. of Wisconsin
Dept. of Horticulture
1575 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-3519
William Tracy
<Breeding & genetics>
Univ. of Wisconsin
Dept. of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-2587