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Unusually Long Silks in Corn

If no pollen is available, silk elongation will continue but eventually slows to a stop within about 9 days after emergence, the result of which is indeed longer than expected silks. Kernel set near the base of the cob may fail if the silks deteriorate enough prior to pollen shed that they become non-receptive.
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Tassel Emergence & Pollen Shed

Depending on the year, corn crop typically enters the critical flowering stages of pollen shed and silk emergence sometime between late June to late July. Success or failure during this period of the corn plant’s life greatly influences the potential grain yield at harvest time.
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