NEWS
Corn's Hidden Highways
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:20 AM CDT

Where some people see a humble corn plant, University of Missouri biologist David Braun sees a busy, ambitious interstate highway. Carbohydrates -- often in the form of sugars -- steer deftly around the vasculature of the plant, exiting and entering this internal thoroughfare as they deliver essential resources to various parts of the plant.

For example, during vegetative growth stages, sugars are routed to the young leaves and stem. During grain fill, those same nutrients hit the HOV lane and fast track their way to the corn ears.

This process, known as carbon partitioning, is integral to the plant's growth ...

Quick View
  • Dodge Down Corn Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this ...
  • Cows That Last If you've priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your ...
  • Chrysler: What's New for 2015 Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from a...
  • Farm Investors Welcome Why own farms when you can own shares in a farmland pool? The advent of agriculture's first real ...
  • Rents Resist Price Relief Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm m...
  • GE Critics Range as Skeptics An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining th...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl helps readers wrestle with reality of health insurance costs, congressional inacti...
  • Ag Innovation Showcase At the sixth annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis this week, start-ups in search of investo...
  • Ask the Vet At what age should a cow be culled?
Related News Stories
Prepared to Go Back
GAO Vindicates Corps
Ag Innovation Showcase
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl
Russ' Vintage Iron
View From the Cab
Farming on the Mother Road - 10
Farming on the Mother Road - 8
Farming on the Mother Road - 8
View From the Cab