Best Management Practices for Colorado Corn

BMP for Colorado Corn Book Cover Photo

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Table of Contents:


Hybrid Selection (updated 2012)

Planting Guide (updated 2012)

Corn Growth Stages & Diagnostics

Integrated Pest Management


Corn Diseases (updated 2010)


Herbicide Injury

Useful Figures and Conversions

Soil Fertility




Record Keeping

Corn Production Calendar

Corn Book Index

Primary Authors: Contributing Authors:

Troy Bauder
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University

Reagan Waskom
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University

Technical Writing and Support:
Marjorie Nockels Ortiz
Debbie Fields

Joel Schneekloth
Colorado State University

Jerry Alldredge
Colorado State University

Layout, Graphic Design:
Nancy Reick, Kendall Printing

Funded by the Colorado Corn Growers Association/Colorado Corn Administrative Committee through a grant by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment through a Section 319 Nonpoint Source Education Grant. Additional funding and support provided by the Agricultural Chemicals and Ground Water Protection Program at the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Special acknowledgments to the following reviewers:
Bruce Bosley, Colorado State University Extension
Bill Brown, Colorado State University
Grant Cardon, Colorado State University
Wayne Cooley, Colorado State University Extension
Bill Curran, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Ron Meyer, Colorado State University Extension
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University
Calvin Pearson, Colorado State University
Gary Peterson, Colorado State University
Dwayne Westfall, Colorado State University
Phil Westra, Colorado State University

Issued in furtherance of Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Milan A. Rewerts, Director of Extension, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. To simplify terminology, trade names of products and equipment are occasionally used. No endorsement of products mentioned is intended nor is criticism implied of products not mentioned.

Published by Colorado State University Extension in Cooperation with the Colorado Corn Growers Association/Colorado Corn Administrative Committee.Colorado State University Extension Bulletin XCM574A. February 2003.