Long stretches of high temperatures may affect corn pollination. Hot weather can reduce viability, production, and the release of pollen grains. Silk viability can be reduced under extreme high temperatures before pollen shed. Timing of pollen shed, silking, and hot temperatures play a role in how heat affects the pollination process.
What You’ll Learn:
• Drought Stress Versus Heat Stress
• Section Effects of High Temperatures on Silking
• Effects of Heat on Pollen