Saturday, August 04, 2012

Okra and other harvest

a pod of okra, peppers, black eyed peas shelled out green and yellow tomatoes

A cob from the west field has a strange thing going on... it is not a mold or bug problem? I gave this cob to the goat and will check another one in another week.

Kernel Red Streak is what I think it is. It is caused by a mosaic virus and/or a mite feeding on some area of the corn while it is developing. However, it is only considered a 'cosmetic blemish' changing the colors of the kernels, and can still be dried (shucked, to get rid of any mites that might be there) and used as animal feed.

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