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Heat, dryness stress county's corn

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By Amber Coulter

Hot temperatures and a lack of rain have many area farmers hoping for showers, including scattered thunderstorms predicted for this weekend.

Much of the corn in the county is going through pollination, which requires moisture and mild temperatures for optimal results.

That means moisture is crucial right now, said Matt Adams, a Hardin County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

During pollination, plant tassels produce pollen, which is transported by a variety of pollination methods to the silk at the ends of ears of corn.


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