Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Corn is Tasseling

There's a raindrop on the lens of my camera as I get out to check out the cornfield. I am checking a field that is close to the road, because it has been raining regularly. Muddy boots lead to muddy floor mats in the pickup. I decide that we will see enough from the wet, but not too muddy, roadside. The moisture and heat has been corn growing weather.
 The corn is tasseling in GriggsDakota.
The nicks in the leaves are most likely caused by the hail that has fallen with the rain. It has not been very much or very big, but enough to notice on the leaves of the corn. 
 The corn is preparing to form cobs which is encouraging. 
 The cobs are just beginning to form as the corn shows its tassels. Of course, I am not an expert on the stages of growth. I tend to watch and cheer it on. If you would like to know more specific information visit Corn Growth Guide.
The silks, which are at the top of each cob catch the pollen that falls from the flowers in the tassel at the top of the corn plant, fertilizing the plant, and allowing cobs of corn seeds to form. 
The tasseling will continue for another week or so as the corn grows in the Summer heat of GriggsDakota.

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