Corn is tasseling and pollen is in the air. Pollination is a critical stage and weather has much to do with its success.

Pollen shed, also called anthesis, is controlled by a number of environmental and genetic factors. Once pollen grains mature inside the tassel anthers, the anthers begin to dry.

Clint Hardy is the agricultural extension agent for the Daviess County Extension Office. He can be reached at 270-685-8480.

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