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Mark in WCIowa
Posted 7/30/2020 15:15 (#8405251 - in reply to #8404883)
Subject: RE: How can this not matter?


Scranton
Some of my farms have received the least rain of pretty much anywhere in the midwest according to maps. Half inch in 60 days. So I walked into one of them this morning after receiving a half inch of rain and pulled some ears...the first one I pulled looked normal in the husk but only about a third of the kernels pollinated the length of the ear...so a seven inch ear only had about 150 kernels spread out on the ear. My stomach dropped. Then I pulled a half a dozen more ears that looked the same on the stalk...every one had great pollination and could make a good ear yet.


So I agree. Its absolutely amazing how this corn has held on with basically no rain. Pollinated fine for the most part. With some august rains, it could do 160 with is probably a 30 percent drop from average potential. But we absolutely have to have some august rains for that to happen. And there are still some dead dead spots.


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