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At this period, the coleoptile is fully visible, yet no leaves are fully developed. V1 Full development of the first leaf is known as V1. The number of leaves that are completely developed determine the vegetative stage the plant is at. Although there are two leaves present on this plant, it is technically not at stage V2.
Full development is achieved when the collar of the leaf is fully visible. The collar is found at the base of the leaf. This will be explained in further detail at a later stage. Another attribute of this stage is the uniqueness of the leaf. The first leaf on a corn plant has a rounded end, known as the flag leaf.
This is the only leaf on the plant that exhibits this trait. When determining the number of leaves on a corn plant, the flag leaf should be the first leaf counted. This picture illustrates a corn plant with the seed exposed at V1.
Located below the seed is the radicle. The area above the seed to below the soil surface is the mesocotyl. At this time, the growing point of the plant is located below the soil surface. Return to Table V2 To illustrate V2 and to establish a better understanding of the leaf collar, please examine the following two pictures.
While these two plants look similar, they are not at the same growth stage. The first plant would still be considered V1, while the plant in the second picture is V2. Zooming in will aide in the investigation of the differences.
This photo reveals the collar of the V2 plant from above. After zooming in, the image reveals the collars of the first two leaves.
Despite a very large second leaf, on the plant in the first photo, the collar is not fully exposed. However, this plant will reach V2 shortly hereafter, probably within 24 hours. Return to Table V6 At this stage, the growing point of the plant are now above the soil surface.
Tillers also start to become visible at this stage. Also, leaf senescence, which is the process of degradation and death, begins to occur to the first leaf. Return to Table V10 At this stage, many ear shoots, which are the potential ears, are now visible on the plant.
Usually, the ear shoots that are located higher on the plant are those that will develop into harvestable ears. Nutrient and dry weight accumulation also increases greatly around this time, which results in greater water and nutrient requirements.
Tassel formation is now starting to become visible at this stage, as shown in the photo to the right. VT This stage occurs when the tassel is completely extended and silks are not yet visible. This stage also signifies the amount of vegetative growth that will occur on this plant, as all leaves that will be grown on the plant are now visible.
The tassel will usually be visible for days prior to the silk emergence, depending on the hybrid and environmental conditions. Pollen shed will now occur from week.
The plant is most vulnerable to hail damage at this period due to the tassel being completely exposed and possibly destroyed if hail were to occur. Reproductive Stages R1 - Silk This stage occurs when silks are visible outside the husks.
The silks serve the purpose of capturing pollen that falls from the tassel. The captured pollen grain moves down the silk to the ovule, where pollination occurs. This process takes about 24 hours.
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