For starters , Bob, I have the following question:
Do these kernels have viable embryos.?
And, is it a general phenomena from different seed corn companies?
Then, I could consider options. PAP
At 11:15 AM 9/14/99 -0500, you wrote:
>An interesting phenomenon has been reported throughout the eastern Corn Belt
>of the U.S. in recent weeks that has no obvious diagnosis. I would like to
>hear ideas from the Maize news group about possible causes for what I am
>calling, for lack of better descriptions, the Translucent Kernel Syndrome.
>I've described the phenomenon in a recent newsletter article published on
>the Web at
>>http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.99/990903.html>>>Two possibilities have been raised as to causes: 1) parthenocarpy and 2) a
>defective kernel mutant.
>>I am also interested in whether others have seen or are seeing this symptom.
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