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Timeless Articles From the Archives of the Corny News Network
R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Email address: rnielsen at purdue.edu
f you are one of the regulars at the Chat 'n Chew Cafe and have a keen memory, you probably notice that some of my Corny News Network articles seem to be recycled and updated every few years or so. I confess that is true but there is a reason this happens. Besides the fact that I am a lazy writer, some of the topics published on the CNN are timeless; meaning that the core content of their stories does not change much over time. When I update these articles, I am most often updating them with new images and more recent references.
Unfortunately, I was not terribly forward-thinking with my Web directory organizational skills when I began writing articles for the Web back in the mid-1990's. Every time I would update one of these articles, I would put it in a news directory for that year. Consequently, multiple versions of individual articles appear when folks search the Web for corny information.
Beginning with the 2007 growing season, I decided to not only update a number of these timeless articles but to also organize them into a single, static Web directory so that the Web address of future revisions will remain constant. What this means is that when you Google™ for "grain fill stages in corn" five years from now, you should find only one version (the latest) of the article.
The following articles represent timeless information about fundamental aspects of corn growth and development. The list will slowly grow as I convert other of my articles to the "timeless" category. Read and enjoy.
Other articles I've written over the years that contain useful, but more dated information can be found at the CNN Archives.
- A Compendium of Biotech Corn Traits
- A Fast & Accurate Pregnancy Test for Corn
- A Recipe for Crappy Stands of Corn
- Are Your Ears (of corn) Sagging?
- Assessing Available Nitrogen from Fall- and Spring-Applied Nitrogen Applications
- Blunt Ear Syndrome....Again!
- Corkscrewed Corn Seedlings
- Corn, the Great American Crop
- Corn and the Ugly Duckling
- Corn Ear Damage Caused by Bird Feeding
- Corn Management for Extreme Conditions
- Corn Replant Decisions
- Death by Drowning
- Decapitation of Corn Plants by Deer
- Determining Corn Leaf Stages
- Ear Size Determination in Corn
- Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Young Corn
- Effects of Stress During Grain Filling in Corn
- Emergence Process in Corn
- Estimating Corn Grain Yield Prior to Harvest
- Field Drydown of Mature Corn Grain
- Frost Damage in Young Corn
- Germination Events in Corn
- Grain Fill Stages in Corn
- Grain Sorghum Considerations for Late Planting in Southern Indiana
- Growing Points of Interest
- Guide to On-Farm Research
- Heat Unit Concepts Related to Corn Development
- Historical Corn Grain Yields for Indiana and the U.S.
- Hybrid Maturities for Delayed Planting
- Hybrid Selection: Where's the Beef?
- Kernel Red Streak in Corn
- Kernel Set Scuttlebutt
- Late-Season Hail Damage to Corn
- Mitigate the Downside Risks of Corn Following Corn
- Nitrogen Management for Indiana
- Notched Leaf Edges in Corn
- Pace of Corn Planting Progress Over Years: Another Conundrum
- Planting Date Condundrum
- Popped Kernels and Silk Cut
- Predicting Corn Grain Maturity Dates for Delayed Plantings
- Premature Corn Kernel Sprouting (aka Vivipary)
- Prevalent Purple Plants Puzzle Producers
- Recovery From Hail Damage to Young Corn
- Reddish-Purple Corn Plants Late in the Season
- Requirements for Uniform Germination and Emergence of Corn
- Response of Corn to Late-season Nitrogen Application
- Root Development in Young Corn
- Rootless or "Floppy" Corn Syndrome
- Seeding Rate Guidelines for Corn in Indiana
- Short Husks & Exposed Ears
- Silk Emergence
- Soil Sampling for Assessing Plant Available N Following Excessive Rain or Flooding
- Stress During Grain Fill: A Harbinger of Stalk Health Problems
- Tassel-Ears in Corn
- Tassel Emergence & Pollen Shed
- Test Weight Issues in Corn
- Thoughts on Seeding Rates for Corn
- Tips for Staging Corn with Severe Leaf Damage
- Top Leaf Death or "Dieback" in Corn
- Unusually Long Silks in Corn
- Use Thermal Time to Predict Leaf Stage Development in Corn
- Walk Corn Hybrid Plots in August
- Wrapped & Twisted Whorls in Corn
- Yield Monitor Calibration: Garbage In, Garbage Out
- The "Zipper" Pattern of Kernel Abortion in Corn