birkie2
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missing corn

Another reason for poor pollination not mentioned is that insects can eat the silks. When field corn used to grow near my garden, I had cucumber beetles (adult corn worms) that fed on the silks. This year has proved to be a bumper year for earwigs and they have done the same thing.

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jal_ut
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Sounds like a field of Milo.

Sweet sorghum (milo) stalks are used for producing bio-fuel by squeezing the juice and then fermenting into ethanol.

If it is corn it is most lilely being grown for ethanol production and I will bet there is not an ear on it. Corn that is too close won't make ears.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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