Protecting Test Corn From the Breezes
To prevent a plant with a tall slender stalk from swaying about too much, a string may be tied about the stalk in the way here shown. This hybrid corn is of a gigantic variety developed by Mr. Burbank, and it grows so rapidly that there is particular danger of injury from the wind.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 3 Chapter 4