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.

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UGA-affiliated sites

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.

External sites

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.

We're Here To Help Contact your local UGA Extension office to find out how our team of county agents can assist you.
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  • Corn Irrigation UGA Extension specialist says irrigation streaking a problem in Georgia fields this year. Published: 08/05/19
  • Weed Control Palmer amaranth and tropical spiderwort can continue to spread seed if not managed during the fall. Published: 07/26/19
  • Corn Crop Three-week drought in May curtailed Georgia's corn crop production. Published: 07/05/19
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Top Corn Producers
County Name Value
Decatur $85,983,910
Mitchell 66,704,524
Seminole 13,832,215
Burke 13,207,375
Miller 12,545,671
Colquitt 11,211,363
Sumter 10,079,520
Habersham 9,215,400
Baker 9,072,000
Terrell 8,659,750
State Total: $405,925,328

Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.