Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Week 8: Water

With all that rain, the soil is now fully wet. The corn is particularly sensitive to water stress during silking and pollination. There will not be a problem this year!

1 comment:

Craig Henderson said...

Hi Richard. At the other end of the scale, heavy or prolonged rain around silking may adversely affect pollenation, according to our local agronomic literature. Can't provide the original science promoting that tho - haven't looked too hard mind... Intuitively both physical (pollen location and germination on silks) and disease effects. We'll see what happens with your crop :-) Craig