Detasseling involves removing tassels that grow on a corn plant to force cross-pollination. The steps involved include: finding the tassel, pulling it off, and throwing it to the ground. That’s all there is to it! But, it must be done right, or the crop will fail.
Every summer (late June or early July), Corteva Agriscience™ hires thousands of dependable people to detassel in teams that work for a few weeks. The team heads out in the early morning hours (between 5:00–6:00 a.m.) so be sure to fuel up with a good breakfast.
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