Vegetables and Fruit forum: Corn, silk fell off and corn is reveled

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Sep 14, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Bizarre thing happened, one kind of corn the fertilized silk fell off and the ear has no top so I see the corn developing, will it still grow or does the silk provide nutrition?
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Sep 14, 2014 10:28 AM CST
Here's a photo, nothing was bitten off it grew this way.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 18, 2014 6:38 AM CST
Hi Keith -- I'm not sure about this, but since no one else has jumped in to help I just wanted to say that to me it does look like damage from a corn ear worm or something. But otherwise yes, I think the corn will continue to develop -- the silk is just a conduit for the pollen as far as I know. Smiling
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