Week 7 Blog

As detasseling is getting very close, this week at Gro Alliance we started doing our zero counts. This is the initial inspection before the field gets detasseled. We count 100 plants and within that 100 plants count how many of those plants have silk exposed, how many tassels are shedding and a few other characteristics. In the few fields that are close to being detasseled we have been checking the ear shoot throughout the week to see how it is progressing. This is where the corn cob will be developed and where the silk is present for pollinating. Other then that I have been spending more time scouting other fields and keeping track of how they have been progressing.

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