Tag Archives: pollination

Corn Tasseling

Some of our older fields are tasseling now and the very oldest are even starting to drop pollen.  We’re pretty much on pace with where we were this time last year.  The weather has been fair this year, so most … Continue reading

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Corn Tasseling

Our oldest corn fields are tasseling now and a couple have already started dropping pollen.  The corn crop is looking good as we’ve had timely rains in most areas of the Pee Dee. Pollination is the time when corn is … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Poor Pollination

Here is this week’s question:  Why is this greenhouse cucumber shaped like this? This cucumber is the result of poor pollination.  Here is a great description of pollination and pollination problems from the Missouri Botanical Gardens:  “Cucurbits are monoecious; there … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Squash Blossom

Last week, the question was:  Is this a male or female squash blossom?  How can you tell? This is a female blossom.  You can tell by the presence of the swollen yellow ovary at the base of the flower.  That … Continue reading

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Corn Maturing

Corn crops in the Pee Dee are pretty variable this year.  Irrigated corn is looking good and growers are expecting to see high yields.  On the other hand, dryland corn is all over the map.  Some fields managed to catch … Continue reading

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