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Question of the Week – Homo sapien freeloaders

Posted by romeethredge on July 26, 2013

 Last week I had a photo of an affected corn stalk, that really looked bad. The problem was Homo sapien freeloaders. In other words, someone took the ear of corn from that stalk several weeks ago to boil it for supper. When this happens the plant keeps doing what it’s supposed to do, photosynthesizing and making natural food for the kernels of corn, but they are no longer there. Since the corn ear or “sink” for the photosynthate is gone, it accumulates in the plant and the anthocyanins accumulate in the plant and we see them in the purpling.

This week I went to check a pasture for caterpillars and I was wondering what is going on with these horses?

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2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Homo sapien freeloaders”

  1. gil pace said

    The horses may be getting ready to rob a bank !!!!

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