Blanking and shrivel disorders of fresh market sweet corn: Strong winds during pollinating periods important cause of blanking disorder occurring on sweet corn for fresh market
James W. Cameron, University of California
Donald A. Cole, University of California
California Agriculture 11(12):10-13. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v011n12p10.
James W. Cameron is Associate Geneticist in Horticulture, University of California, Riverside. Donald A. Cole, Jr., is Principal Laboratory Technician in Horticulture, University of California, Riverside.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
Incomplete ear fill—blanking—in fresh market sweet corn is due to the failure of individual kernels to begin development and has been particularly troublesome in the Coachella Valley. Usually blanking is most serious near the tip of the ear, but it can extend over the body of the ear.
When these studies were made, R. Kasmire was Farm Advisor, Riverside County, University of California; and C. D. McCarty was Principal Laboratory Technician in Horticulture, University of California, Riverside, and both men assisted in certain parts of the work.
The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1380