Grain Crops
Grain Crops




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
Damage Assessment
Harvest & Storage

Corn Silage

White Corn


Nutrient Management

Pest Management

Corn Diseases

Corn Insects

Corn Weeds

Corn Scouting

Corn Marketing & Economics

Corn Handling & Harvesting

Equipment & Machinery

Contact Information

423 Plant Sciences Lexington, KY 40546-0312