Unusual Ear development

Peggy Sellers sellersp at purdue.edu
Tue Sep 12 08:27:09 EST 2000


Greetings,
I received an question via my webpage that I am unable to answer
completely.  I would appreciate any insight anyone might provide or any
sources that I might check.

The client described "Corn on sale at the market today (5 cents an
ear...what a shame for the farmer), found that several of the white corn
ears had a stalk within the silks area that looked like a wheat shaft."

No indication on percentage of ears affected was given.  It sounds like
he is saying that the end of the ear looks more like a stalk than a
cobb.  Any suggestions?

Thank you for your time.
Peggy Sellers

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Peggy R. Sellers, Ph.D.
Director, Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab
Purdue University
1155 LSPS
West Lafayette, IN  47907-1155

phone:  765-494-8081
fax:    765-494-3958
sellers at btny.purdue.edu
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