Indiana Corn: Unusually Long Silks – Are They a Problem?

🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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