Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is used in the things you use every day. From the corn meal used in items such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol used in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there were 1.04 billion metric tons of corn produced worldwide in 2014.
If you grow corn, you know how important it is to know what the water requirements of the plant are. At each growth stage of a corn plant, different water requirements will be needed for optimal growth and yields.
The Crop Types: Corn Overview course on irrigation.education will teach you the anatomy and growth stages of a corn plant, plant water requirements, and best irrigation methods for corn. This is a free, easy-to-use resource that will give you a better understanding of how corn grows, and what you as a grower can do to maximize yields.
Farming without irrigation means growers must depend on mother nature for sufficient rainfall, which can be unpredictable at best. Even areas that have adequate annual rainfall and productive soil can see great benefits from irrigation. Knowing your crop's growth stage, and when to water is crucial. When plants receive the proper amount of water and nutrients at the right time, production improves and growers benefit from higher yields.
If you already have an account, you can click the button below to log in to irrigation.education and take the Crop Types: Corn Overview course. If you would like to sign up for a free account, click the sign up button below to register for irrigation training! You can then search for "corn" in the upper right hand corner of your screen, and click "Crop Types: Corn Overview." Click the "launch" button to begin learning!