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    Food grade corn growers beware of kernel red streak

    MIDWEST: The photo above shows kernel red streak. As you can see, the same is pretty self-explanatory, consisting of streaks of red pigments that radiate throughout the pericarp of a normally yellow kernel. It can occur in in any corn; whether stress is present is irrelevant. Growers often worry that the red streaks suggest the presence of ear molds or toxins, but fortunately that’s not the case. The discoloration does not affect the quality of…

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