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Subject:  Tall Corn Aerial Root Dripping "Mucous"

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Pumpkinman Dan

Urbandale, Iowa

Last weekend I went out to the patch to take a look at my Tall Corn (Tehua) plants and noticed this slimy, mucous-like substance dripping from the aerial brace roots.

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=297280

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=297281

What was this stuff? The answer is very interesting:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/corn-future-hundreds-years-old-and-makes-its-own-mucus-180969972/

Just think if this characteristic could be worked into the genome of today's field corn, thereby reducing/eliminating the need for nitrogen fertilizer in big ag.

9/7/2018 12:02:47 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

maybe my nose is absorbing more nitrogen in the winter when it looks like that. no, a VERY interesting read---thank you---eg

9/8/2018 1:17:29 AM

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