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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ear Quality

This corn near Fillmore had about 1 in 4 ears pollinated.  It looks like about half an ear at that.  If you figure 150 bushel corn will be reduced by 75% for lack of ears and then cut that in half for poor pollination, we are looking at maybe 19 bushel per acre. 
 In addition ears are starting to droop signalling that they are done growing. 
 On the other hand the field below near Morrisonville was looking very good.  Pollination may not be perfect, but it is good.  The difference is planting date, soils, and one lucky rain.

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