Production and Research | Facts | Resources

Improved efficiencies in production and in management decisions can translate to increased profitability for your farm.  ICMC offers several resources to help. Scroll below to receive more detail.

Production

  • Nitrogen Management Guidelines for Corn in Indiana: This report summarizes the field response to fertilizer nitrogen (N) rate of corn grown in rotation with soybeans (corn/soy) in field-scale trials conducted around the state of Indiana since 2006.
  • Plant Management Network: A not-for-profit, online publishing effort whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops.
  • Purdue Pocket Field Guide: Purchase the pocket field guide from Purdue University
  • Environmental Programs: ISA environmental resources

Regulations

The Indiana State Chemist is charged with administering several agricultural laws involving seeds, fertilizers, animal feeds and pesticides.

Research

Indiana Corn Marketing Council believes in investing corn checkoff dollars into basic and applied research programs. Much of the production driven research is conducted through ICMC’s partnership with Purdue University College of Agriculture.

Indiana Corn Marketing Council farmer directors and researchers work together to identify and prioritize needs or issues faced in producing high yielding, high quality corn. Whether that is accomplished though biotechnology, genetics, or agronomics – corn farmers want researchers to be able to discover, develop and utilize tools to find new ways to resist pests and disease, develop and cultivate healthy and efficient varieties, and create lines of corn with desirable composition traits. And do so in ways that provide economic and ecological benefits back to the farmer and the land.