Can the Tops of Corn Stalks Be Cut Off Before the Corn Has Developed?

Do not cut of the tops of corn stalks before the corn has developed. The pollen in corn plants develops in the tassels at the top of the stalks. Without the pollen, the ears of corn will not develop.

Keywords: home grown corn, corn pollination, corn stalk tassel

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