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Shake Corn Ears in the Field to Assess Pollination

July 26, 2011
By: Rhonda Brooks, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor

Implementing the shake test can tell you how uniform your corn pollination is as well as how successful it is—two concerns that are top-of-mind for many farmers this season as dry weather and heat take their toll on corn crops across the Midwest.

In the following video, Bill Bauer, agronomist and owner of B&M Crop Consulting, Coldwater, Mich., demonstrates the simple steps you can use in your fields to evaluate your crop.

 

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