Corn is the most widely grown crop in Georgia. Yields were low until 1948 when hybrids better adapted to growing conditions in the southern U.S. were developed. UGA Extension provides farmers information that continues to aid them in corn production.
Most of the corn production in Georgia occurs in the southern counties, and is primarily used for animal feed and not human consumption.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
- Reducing Aflatoxin in Corn During Harvest and Storage (B 1231) Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxin produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus. The fungus can be recognized by a gray-green or yellow-green mold growing on corn kernels in the field or in storage…
- Georgia Corn Diagnostic Guide (B 1221) The field is a complex environment with many factors that can interact to influence the growth of a corn plant. These factors can be living in the form of insects, diseases, nematodes and weeds; or, t…
- Production Costs vs. Feeding Value of Forages (C 1020) Determining an equitable price for purchased forages is a necessary but often uncomfortable topic of discussion for feed growers and purchasers. Usually this discussion is in the context of corn silag…
- Corn Production Safety and Health for Farmers (B 1333) This publication addresses safety issues inherent to corn production before and during a corn production season. We have divided safety issues into General Health and Safety, Corn Harvest, Corn Grain …
Grains at UGA Information related to the production, storage and use of corn, sorghum, pearl millet, wheat, rye, oats, triticale and barley.
Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including crop rotation, cover crops, and other resources.
Impact Statements: Corn Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to corn.
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.
UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Learn more about the agricultural and applied economics department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
National Corn Growers Association Organization representing corn growers before legislative and regulatory bodies.
The Corn Grower's Guide Book (Purdue) Extensive index of corn-related websites and publications.
The Maize Page (Iowa State) Detailed corn growing and corn product information from Iowa State University Extension.
Corn Irrigation UGA Extension specialist says irrigation streaking a problem in Georgia fields this year.
Weed Control Palmer amaranth and tropical spiderwort can continue to spread seed if not managed during the fall.
Corn Crop Three-week drought in May curtailed Georgia's corn crop production.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2018. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.