Zea mays, Corn

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Botanical name:- Zea mays

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Scientific nameZea mays
Common nameCorn
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
Humidity40-50%
LightFull sunlight
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsCorn earworm,cutworms,corn aphids and maize thrips
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant height100-400 cm
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & season
DescriptionMaize (zea mays l.) Is the world’s leading crop and is widely cultivated as cereal grain that was domesticated in central america. It is one of the most versatile emerging crops having wider adaptability. Globally, maize is known as queen of cereals because of its highest genetic yield potential. Maize is the only food cereal crop that can be grown in diverse seasons, ecologies and uses. Beside this maize have many types like normal yellow/ white grain, sweet corn, baby corn, popcorn, waxy corn, high amylase corn, high oil corn, quality protein maize, etc. Apart from this, maize is an important industrial raw material and provides large opportunity for value addition. Has a high nutrient demand for optimum growth and responds strongly to fertilizer when grown on infertile soils. It requires full sunlight. Adapted to well-drained soils of neutral to mildly alkaline reaction, but will grow down to ph 5.0 Providing that aluminium saturation is low. Has low to moderate tolerance of soil salinity. Requires a soil temperature of 12 ºc or more for satisfactory germination and seedling vigour, but requires higher temperatures (max/min 33/18 °C) for optimum growth. Minimum temperature for growth is 8.7 °C. Frost susceptible. Has been grown over a wide climatic range through domestication and development of cold tolerant cultivars. Grown at altitudes of up to 4,000 m asl in the tropics but prefers <2,400 m asl. It requires increasingly long growing season with increasing altitude. Buy More

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