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Passionate About Pollination
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Jul 23, 2014 02:20 PM CDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (DTN) -- The miracle of corn pollination still amazes Bob Nielsen. "It's a wonder pollen finds its way to each of these silks the way they mat together.

"Can you see all the little hairs on each silk?" asked the Purdue University agronomist, lifting the fragile filaments toward the sun. "They are one of the secrets to what is happening out here."

Much of the corn in the Midwest has gone through the critical stage of flowering known as pollination over the past week. Success or failure during this period of the corn plant's life greatly influences ...

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