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What to Watch for at Pollination

July 2, 2012
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

Pollination is a key time in the development of your corn crop. In episode 8 of Corn College TV Season 2, Ken Ferrie gives you tips to make sure you have a successful pollination period.

“The neat thing about pollination is that you don’t have to count heat units or closely track your corn development stages. Just look for the tassel, and that your sign to get involved,” Ferrie says.
To make sure pollination goes off as smooth as possible, he says there are some things you need to stay on top of.
“You want every morning of pollen drop to be successful. Each ear needs at least ½” of silk, so check for silk clippers and make management decisions in a timely manner,” he says.
Spending time in your fields at pollination can help you set up for a successful harvest. Learn more in this episode of Corn College TV.

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