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Agronomic Crops Network

Ohio State University Extension


Corn Production

Successful corn production requires an understanding of the various management practices and environmental conditions affecting crop performance. Planting date, seeding rates, hybrid selection, tillage, fertilization, and pest control all influence corn yield. A crop’s response to a given cultural practice is often influenced by one or more other practices. The keys to developing a successful production system are to recognize and understand the types of interactions that occur among production factors, as well as various yield limiting factors, and to develop management systems that maximize the beneficial aspect of each interaction. In order to obtain higher yields and profits, knowledge of corn growth and development is essential.