Corn Detasseling
2020 Detasseling Season

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Updated: August 6, 2020 6:00 p.m. .Thanks for a GREAT season!

We did ask 10-12 foreman and/or experienced workers to work Friday August 7, 2020. We will have only one Portage pick-up location on Thursday at North Middle School at 6:30 a.m. Bus will be coming from Otsego so please be patient waiting for the bus on Friday morning.


Payroll information: paychecks will be issued one - two weeks after we finish the detasseling season. We will finish the detasseling season ~ August 10, 2020 (after all the fields have been cleaned-up and cleared by the seed company). We plan to make payroll checks no later than the week of August 17th (no date of deposits at this time).

We will post the date and information that payroll direct deposits will be made as we get closer to the date deposits will be made. Please keep reading the website for the latest dates and information on payroll direct deposits. 

T-shirts: We did receive shipment of the t-shirts. We will be at the old D&W Market, 525 Romence Rd, on Thursday night August 6th from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Please stop and pick-up a t-shirt if you worked more than one day and if you did not receive a t-shirt yet this year.

If you can not make Thursday night August 6th work in your schedule to pick-up a t-shirt we will have one more opportunity (next week) to stop and pick-up a t-shirt. Please check the website over the weekend or early next week for the time and date for next weeks opportunity to stop and pick-up a t-shirt. FYI: next weeks pickup location will be at the old D&W Market, 525 Romence Rd, we just do not know the time and day at this time. 

The season is complete for everyone except for 10-12 foreman and/or experienced workers, that were asked to work, they will be working the next one - two days.

Plainwell - Otsego - Portage: .

Thanks for a great season!

The 2020 Corn Detasseling Season is complete for all locations.   

We want to thank everyone for all their hard work this season. You have done a great job out in the field. Thanks!

Parents, thank you for your commitment to the 2020 detasseling season. 

We could not have completed the season without your help and dedication.

Thanks for bringing your employee to the bus stop and picking them up each day. 

Thank you for allowing your son or daughter to work with Great Lakes Detasseling, LLC during the summer of 2020.

See you next year for Detasseling 2021!

Look for sign-up meetings in April or May 2021.

Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation!

Have a great 2020 - 2021 school year. 

Thanks again! 

End of Season Up Date: The seed company was happy and pleased with the quality of work that everyone from Plainwell, Otsego, and Portage did this year. Everyone can be proud of the work they did this year. GREAT JOB! WELL DONE! THANK YOU!

As previously stated the number of acres to detassel was down this year. Sorry we could not provide more hours of work this summer. Maybe we will have more acres of corn to detassel in the summer of 2021.


Andy, Scott, & Joe

COVID-19 Information: Please see the first two tabs under the 'Detasseling Information' tab for the COVID-19 Workplace Health Screening Questions and the COVID-19 Prevention Plan for the 2020 Detasseing Season. Each work day morning you will need to answer the health screening questions before riding the bus. If you answer YES to any of the questions do not report to work. You will need to respect and follow the COVID-19 Prevention Plan for the 2020 Detasseling Season. 


First read the information under the Payroll Information tab found under the Detasseling Information tab above.

Thank you for signing up to work with us: Andy, Scott, and Joe.

BUS PICK-UP LOCATIONS: Plainwell - Otsego - Portage

QUESTIONS? send us an e-mail at

When sending e-mail questions please list the employees name and pick-up location in the subject line or first sentence of the e-mail.

Continue to remember 'WORK DAY REMINDERS' (found under the 'Detasseling Information' tab).

We will use the web page as the main source of communication to everyone detasseling this year with Great Lakes Detasseling, LLC.

Remember to check the website in the evening (after 6:00 p.m.) for the latest updates as plans will and do change from day to day, and late in the day too.

We are not responsible for electronics i.e. cell phones, iPods, mp3-players, etc...