Growth and Development

Encyclopedia Article

Typically, we evaluate crop health by examining aboveground plant growth and canopy appearance. To do this accurately we must understand how corn progresses through developmental stages. This knowledge allows the best management practices to be implemented that will minimize or eliminate stress.

Extension Newsletter Articles

Corn root development
Number of rows and kernels set early in season
Corn development from R1 to R6

Extension Publications

Photograph of corncobCorn growth and development
Corn field guide (see pages 4-9)


Corn Growth and Development

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Growth & Development Images
Growing Degree Days

Iowa State University Agronomy Extension Corn Production