Problem with my Sweet Corn

Maize (corn)    UK England Kent

Why does my Sweet Corn only grow on one side and not the other they are in full sun and are watered regularly.

Posted by: Andrew (1 point) Andrew
Posted: August 29, 2015

ahmed elramlawy commented,
I think this happens because of genetic Alanazalat to repeat the cultivation product several years
almost 5 years ago.


I would suspect it has something to do with early damage as the corn was growing. Such as an insect feeding on the corn. Was it a common problem?

Posted by: David Hughes (54 points) David Hughes
Posted: August 30, 2015

This is called zipper ear in corn - entire rows or parts of rows missing, usually found on the underside of the ear or the outside part away from the stalk. The precise cause is unknown, but the zippering is thought to be associated with lack of pollination of ovules in that area or aborted kernels. Poor pollination - silks on that side of the ear may be late-emerging, buried or hidden under a mass of other silks where pollen did not reach them. Aborted kernels- excessive heat or drought shortly after pollination can cause kernel abortion near the tip or on one side of the ear.

Posted by: Charlie B. (2 points) Charlie B.
Posted: September 3, 2015

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