About Corn in Kentucky

Corn (Zea mays L.) grown in Kentucky is used mainly for livestock feed (60 percent) and as a cash crop. Corn is grown in every county in Kentucky, with a major portion of the acreage in Western Kentucky. A small percentage of corn is grown for silage. The term "corn" generally refers to the major grain crop in a region. For example, "corn" in Europe or the Middle East would normally refer to wheat. The term "maize" is used across the globe to refer to Zea mays. Corn or maize originated in the Americas, possibly in what is now Mexico. Corn is grown widely across the world and demand for this feed grain is growing.

Corn Crop Management

Grain Production

Newsletters & Reports

Production Stats

General Production


Links below are to universities with years of experience with irrigation.

Damage Assessment

Harvest and Storage

Corn Silage

White Corn


      • Popcorn and Blue Corn Fact Sheet, pdf
      • Popcorn Production (University of Nebraska NebGuide), html
      • Popcorn Budget Sheet (Ohio State University), html
      • ENT-62: Insecticide Recommendations for Popcorn - 2009, pdf

Nutrient Management

Pest Management

Corn Diseases

Corn Insects

Corn Weeds

Corn Scouting

Corn Marketing and Economics

Corn Handling and Harvesting

Equipment and Machinery

Other Resources

Presentations :: Photos :: Etc.

Corn Presentations

If you have PowerPoint on your computer, you will want to SAVE FILE TO DISK.