[gardeners] Secrets of the Black Helicoptors revealed

Matt Trahan (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 27 Jun 1998 12:50:07 -0400

This is excerpted from http://users.aol.com/queenbjan/beeseeds.htm

"A few crops such as grasses and grains need only wind to pollinate them.
Corn is an
excellent example of this. The pollen grows on the tassels that stick out
the top of a corn plant. One grain of pollen needs to land on the end of
each fiber of corn silk to make a good ear of corn. Sometimes farmers who
have large fields of corn will hire a helicopter to fly around over their
fields just to make "wind" so the pollen will be blown around and stick to
the corn silks."

And you thought it was a FreeMen conspirisy ?

Matt Trahan  <matttrahan@ecsu.campus.mci.net>
USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.