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We want to make sure that we can pick every ear of corn from our crop, so it's time to hand pollinate. We're trying a couple of methods - see photo 3, 4, and 5 for variation. Photo 1: tassles (male part at top of plant) Photo 2: snip off one tassle that contains the pollen Photo 3: shaking, and collecting, the pollen into a folded piece of paper Photo 4: sprinkling the collected pollen onto the silks (female part growing out from the stem) of a different plant evenly and in a controlled way Photo 5: shaking a tassle over the silks Have you done something similar? How do you do it?