Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Corn in the backyard, 2015 -- week 9

July 5

Even though the growing degree days for the week lagged the historical average 153 to 169, the stalks added two feet of height to reach 106 inches. The big news of the week, however, was the ears that finally made an appearance. The image above shows one of the most mature ears I could find, and probably less than half of the stalks were sporting tassels. Nonetheless, the ears are why this crop was planted in the first place, and we'll watch them closely until harvest.

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