How to make fake corn stalks... you get 1/2 inch pvc and paint it brownish yellow corn color. Then you take a really cheap fabric in a brownish yellow corn color and cut out corn stalk leaves. Take wire (hangers, roll of wire... any kind of wire) and hot glue a strip of wire down the middle of the fabric so it will not be "floppy" shape it like a corn leaf. Drill a small hole in the pvc and insert the end of the wire (the corn leaf) and hot glue it in. TADA corn stalks..... no rotting, no molding. If you want corn on the stalk, take a couple crumpled up pieces of newspaper and tape it into a corn shape. Take some of the brownish yellow corn color fabric and roll it around the paper and tie the end closed and hot glue it to the "stalk" Hammer a piece of rebar in the ground and slide the pvc over it.