Visual Reference Library - Corn

Image of CORN GERM DAMAGE
A. Kernels with germ areas (cotyledon) discolored to the degree shown or worse are considered damage. 
If necessary, carefully remove the germ covering from the kernel.  Disregard the plumule (embryo) when determining germ damage.  
B. Kernels of corn with only the plumule (embryo) 
discolored ARE NOT considered damage. The outward appearance is similar to blue-eye mold. Consequently, it may be necessary to gently lift/remove the germ cover to make an accurate determination.

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Last updated December 2016