Ohio Corn: Pollination to Go Well into Aug. Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending July 28, 2019, 32% of the state’s corn was silking compared to 75% for the 5-year average. Given the […]

Nebraska Corn: How Extended High Heat Disrupts Pollination Jul 25, 2019

🕔Jul 25, 2019As of July 15, the USDA NASS survey showed 11% of corn was silking, behind 60% last year and the 42% average. Growers with corn fields currently pollinating have been […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Heat, Drought Stress During Pollination Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019We can plant on the optimum date, fertilize exactly as our soil test recommends, have perfect pest control…and then, Bam! We get whacked with a heat wave or drought period […]

Minnesota Corn: Pollination and Yield Outlook Jul 23, 2019

🕔Jul 23, 2019Tassels are visible in some corn fields in Minnesota and will emerge in the remaining fields in the coming days. Tassel emergence occurs shortly after the upper leaves are pointing […]

Indiana Corn: Unusually Long Silks – Are They a Problem? Jul 11, 2018

🕔Jul 11, 2018The other day, one of the patrons of Rudy’s Bar and Grill walks in with an ear of corn that exhibited long, flowing locks of blonde silks tumbling down the […]

Indiana Corn: Tassel Emergence and Pollen Shed Jul 2, 2018

🕔Jul 2, 2018Depending on the year, Indiana’s corn crop typically enters the critical flowering stages of pollen shed and silk emergence sometime between late June to late July. Success or failure during […]

Ohio Corn: Pollination Underway in April Planted Fields Jul 11, 2017

🕔Jul 11, 2017According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending 7-9-17, 10% of the state’s corn was silking compared to 16% for the 5-year average. Given the wide range […]

Indiana: A Fast & Accurate “Pregnancy” Test for Corn Jul 19, 2016

🕔Jul 19, 2016Pollination may fail for a number of reasons, including drought stress and insect damage to silks. Silks normally detach from fertilized ovules within days of successful pollination and this “symptom” […]

Corn: Pollination is One of Nature’s Miracle – DTN Jul 23, 2014

🕔Jul 23, 2014The miracle of corn pollination still amazes Bob Nielsen. “It’s a wonder pollen finds its way to each of these silks the way they mat together. “Can you see all […]

Georgia: Corn Pollination Jun 27, 2014

🕔Jun 27, 2014A corn ear doesn’t get pollinated just by its own pollen but gets it from all around. Usually this goes on for about a week but for 4 days or so of intensive shed […]

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