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I am growing corn on the cob in a small area in my back yard. So far I have been very pleased with the result, however I see that the silk has turned brown and dry. I also found some ants wanting to have a corn party. Would the dry brown silk be a cause of hot weather. I have put so much time and effort into this and would be very disapointed to see it die. Thank you. Bev. Daly PS I am in Phoenix AZ

Possibly helpful although for primarily for Georgia:

I would guess that hot weather can be another problem.

Anthony Brach Ph.D.

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