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baitman

Central Illinois

How are you pollinating your sunflowers and corn, are they usually selfed . I haven't seen anyone mention mother/father I am just now thinking of growing them.

10/10/2019 11:49:59 AM

Pumpkinman Dan

Urbandale, Iowa

Usually "Open" pollination. I have never heard of anyone doing controlled crosses on sunflowers, and no one on tall corn unless your name is Pioneer or DeKalb :-)

10/11/2019 10:38:16 AM

Farmer Brown (Chris Brown)

Nowthen, Minnesota

Tall corn I grow in blocks and at least 100 feet away from other corn. Sunflowers I only grow big head and tall and I keep them about 100 feet away but I’m sure bees can mess that up.

10/11/2019 11:01:39 AM

brotherdave

Corryton, TN

My corn stalk would have been selfed but harvested it for the weigh-off. Just started to tassel. Was not shedding pollen yet. All other stalks were finished (dead).

10/15/2019 7:45:59 AM

baitman

Central Illinois

Thank for the answers, I have seen Syngenta hand-pollinating corn, If any of you have corn or sunflower seeds for the Illinois club you can send an email baitman55@gmail.com

10/16/2019 6:35:31 AM

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