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  • 1) Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in detasseling corn on hybrid seed-corn farm: Examines ears of corn in field to determine time of emergence of silk and its retention of accompanying pollen from tassels, and schedules work load.

  • 2) Assigns block and field code numbers and identifies and marks male and female rows of stalks.

  • 3) Examines fields to find areas of rapidly growing tassels and orders crew to remove tassels before emergence of silk from ears of corn.

  • 4) Assigns fields to SUPERVISOR, DETASSELING CREW.

  • 5) Determines frequency of detasseling according to factors, such as temperature, moisture, time of season, and variety of corn grown.

  • 6) Inspects fields for undetasseled corn plants, estimates number of plants in field, and computes percent of tassels pulled by making sample counts of plants.

  • 7) Registers corn detasseling crew and issues identification badges.

  • 8) Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.




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DOT:   401.137-010

Job Number: 10204