Updated for 2018 - Kansas Corn Management publication

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A newly revised K-State Research and Extension publication, Kansas Corn Management 2018, is now available and can be accessed online at: https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF3208.pdf


This publication offers advice to producers, crop consultants, and agronomists to manage Kansas corn crops as efficiently and profitably as possible. The recommendations provide guidelines and must be tailored to each producer’s cropping conditions.

This comprehensive guide is written specifically for Kansas and includes valuable, up-to-date information on:

  • Planting practices
  • Plant density and yield interactions
  • Rate of dry down in corn before harvest
  • Weed management
  • Nutrient management
  • Diseases
  • Insect management
  • Risk management and corn markets
  • Machinery
  • Irrigation

Contributors to the 2018 version of this publication include:

Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems
Curtis Thompson, Weed Management
Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
Daniel O’Brien, Agricultural Economics
Danny Rogers, Bio and Ag Engineering – Irrigation
Ajay Sharda, Bio and Ag Engineering – Planting Systems
Doug Jardine, Plant Pathology
Sarah Zuckoff, Entomology
Brian McCornack, Entomology