Silking South Dakota

- If you follow the local news or USDA crop reports, you may have seen or heard the term “silking” used in updates on the state’s corn crop progress. Silking takes place at the same time as tasseling, and both are a crucial part of the plant’s pollination process, which ultimately determines a farm’s overall yield. […]

Silking South Dakota

- If you follow the local news or USDA crop reports, you may have seen or heard the term “silking” used in updates on the state’s corn crop progress. Silking is a crucial part of the plant’s pollination process, which ultimately determines a farm’s overall yield. The corn plant produces silks around 65 days after emerging. […]