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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

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.

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