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June 2003 Archives

That Purple Corn is Back Again

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George Rehm, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota

For the past two weeks, purple corn has been observed in several fields throughout southern and western Minnesota. Although corn that is deficient in phosphorus has a purple color, it is doubtful that phosphorus deficiency is responsible for the observations this spring and early summer.

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