Verified FBN Member (KS)


Why didn't not fill to the end

We has big fat ears, 22 rows of kernels and 1 to 2 inches of cob. What were we lacking. Had 50" of rain.


Verified FBN Member (SD)

Too much population maybe? Was it good yield? Sometimes when we get some tip back in areas it’s cuz there’s too much pop. Still good yield just not enough nut. To fill to tip.

Darin Lickfeldt
FBN Agronomist
FBN Employee

KSU lists the possible causes for dieback as

"Tip dieback symptoms becomes evident after pollination and are

related to a failure in kernel set at the tip of the ear. The

physiological explanation for these types of ears is related to

poor pollination of fertile ovules, non-fertilized ovules where

pollen is shed when silks were not yet extruded from the husks,

and kernel abortion in the weeks af...


Verified FBN Member (GA)

May have run out of nutrition at the end due to leaching from too much water

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