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Corn Needs Rain….Now

by Susan Johnson
Senior Writer
University of Missouri
Cooperative Media Group
This year’s corn needs rain and needs it soon.

The next couple weeks are critical for corn pollination, because silk growth and tassel pollen-shed must be in sync to create corn kernels. That coordination relies on water.
“Silks are at least 99 percent water, and they use it as the driving force to elongate from inside the husk until

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