Weather pattern effect on corn: Relationship between weather extremes, silk distortion, and blanking in sweet corn indicated by Coachella Valley studies
AuthorsJames W. Cameron
Donald A. Cole
Authors AffiliationsJames W. Cameron is Associate Geneticist in Horticulture, University of California, Riverside; Donald A. Cole, Jr., is Principal Laboratory Technician in Horticulture, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 12(11):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n11p4. November 1958.
A peculiar distortion of silk growth related to an unusual weather pattern was associated with severe and widespread blanking—failure of seed set—in early sweet corn in Coachella Valley in 1958. As a result, much corn harvested in various areas of the Valley during the first two weeks of May was discarded as cull. Later harvests were of much better quality.
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