How To Pick

How to Pick Corn

There is an art to picking corn by hand. Bill Gillen and Bob St.George taught several people how to pick by hand. The links below give a short description about some of their techniques. There are many factors that determine how fast a person can pick. It is easier to go to a contest and watch a husker throw 35 to 50 ears a minute than to describe each move that makes them fast.

How to pick ears of corn that are upright on the stalk

How to pick ears of corn that are hanging down on the stalk

Where to buy hooks and pegs 

DNR hooks and pegs website