1. Sweet corn trials.


Seventy‑seven hybrids and varieties which I had recently brought to England from the United States and Canada were compared with our two standard varieties, Canada Gold and Extra Early Bantam. There was a wide range of behaviour in germination, plant type, ear characteristics, smut and frit fly damage, earliness and yield. Not only was geographical origin important, but also the breeder in that region who was responsible for a particular hybrid. Some breeders in North America produced more suitable material for our conditions than others.