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homely corn
homely corn  
Actually, that's not true. I'm a mother and I think it's homely.

Can you tell what went wrong?

Janet

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That is a pollination issue. I suspect insect may have damaged the silks but do not see any larval damage on the cob. Were there small yellow beetles working in the silks at pollination time?
That is my first thought.  drop me a note at dale@softley.com and I will discuss this in greater detail.  I see this all the time in production fields. There is a host of causes, but insects are my first thoughts.
Dale Softley
Forensic Agronomist
Lincoln, NE

Horticulture

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Dale Softley

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General crop production, pesticides

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Forensic Agronomist. Consulting Agronomist for 30 year

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American Society of Agronomy

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BS Agronomy, Range Science

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