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Sucrose spray on crops

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I live in northern Iowa and overheard a conversation about spraying sucrose on corn and beans to increase yields. With the triple stack hybrid corn they are using (with the built in insecticide) that looks like it could be trouble. The bees are on the corn enough already collecting water, but if there is sucrose on it I would think bees would be all over it. I have heard of spraying soybeans with sucrose before but not corn. Has anyone heard of this or was this just isolated to a few farmers talking here?