Tag Archives: Field Crops

Shoe Butterfly

My sons are working detasseling jobs this summer.  Seed corn companies hire high-school and college aged kids to pull the male flower–the tassel–off of a corn plant to prevent pollination.  The corn plants are pollinated from rows of corn of … Continue reading

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That’s Just Wrong

I am on a listserve that discusses insects in Iowa.  Recently someone brought up a topic about cornfields.  A blog on the National Public Radio webpage mentioned a photographer who went around the world photographing all of the living things he … Continue reading

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