sweet corn problem - Knowledgebase Question

Chesterfield Twp., Mi
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Question by lizlovesbill
July 1, 2010
The corn in my 8x8' garden is 5' tall and has plenty of ears but some of the husks have reddish-purple patches/streaks on them. What should I do?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
A Phosphorus deficiency can cause the streaking on the husks. I don't think you need to do anything at this point but next time you plant corn, use a fertilizer with a high middle number to avoid the phosphorus deficiency problems.

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