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Aug 24, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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I have a huge corn plant that has pollen but there is no silk showing on the only ear. I looked inside and see no silk? I heard the term "silk balling" where instead of emerging it gets stuck and grows down, cold nights could cause it. The ear feels thin so I don't think pollen is reaching inside.

Can I strip part of the husk to expose the silk or will that kill the corn kernels?
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Aug 25, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Zinnias Plays in the sandbox Roses Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener
Region: New York Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Seed Starter Spiders! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I solved the issue, the husk top got stuck and when I peeled it away on top slightly I see the silk finally! Thumbs up
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Aug 25, 2015 3:20 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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I have never grown corn so although I saw this thread I had nothing useful!!!
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