How does corn grow from a corn seed?
Corn, also known as maize , is one of the most successful cereal grasses of all time. It has been under human cultivation for over 10,000 years and has spread itself into every niche of commercial agriculture. Like most grain producing grasses, corn is an annual that must be replanted each year. Wh…ile corn originates in the New World, it is grown all over the world and used for a staggering array of products. Corn is far more productive than most cereal crops and able to sustain a higher population than relatives like wheat , rye , or rice.. Corn grows in warm weather and usually matures in late summer. The stalks can grow between three feet (one meter) and 20 feet (six meters) tall, depending upon the cultivar. At one point, there were thousands of varieties of corn in production, but these numbers have since dwindled to less than one hundred hardy, predictable varieties with large fleshy kernels. Corn grows in ears, tight clusters of kernels around a central core or cob that is covered in a leafy husk. Corn has been bred in such a way that it has difficulty reproducing without human assistance, thanks to this husk.. Archaic forms of corn would be unrecognizable to modern consumers. Corn's ancestor was probably a small grass with ears approximately two inches (five centimeters) long. People determined to eke some sort of nutritional value out of the grass bred corn to the plant we are familiar with today, and it quickly diffused all over the United States. Corn would have been popular among early Americans because it was nutritious, easy to cultivate, tasty, and high yielding.. As a commercial crop, corn is everywhere. It is one of the most intensively genetically modified crops, which has led to serious discussion and comment both inside and outside the agricultural industry. Corn is also one of the most grown crops globally, with thousands of acres being dedicated around the world to the high intensity production of corn crops.. Corn is also used in everything imaginable. In addition to being eaten straight off the cob or popped, corn is used to manufacture corn syrup , a wildly successful artificial sweetener. Corn is also used to synthesize a number of compounds used in manufacturing processes, such as corn starch, which is in everything from cardboard to biodegradable containers. Corn is extensively cultivated to produce animal feed, with all feedlot animals consuming pounds of the crop each day. In addition, corn is used in the manufacture of alcohol and ethanol, a commonly used alternative fuel. (MORE)
Commercial corn today is 100% hybrid corn. This means that the seed corn is produced by cross-pollinating two inbred lines. Because corn plants have both male (tassels) and female (silks) reproductive parts, a seed corn field has to be altered in order to keep the plants from pollinating themselves …and therefore just producing more inbred seeds. This is done by detasseling the 'female' rows of corn. Basically what's happening is we are taking a plant with male and female parts and removing the male part and thus creating a 'female' plant. Detasseling is a process done by mechanical means and by human hand where the tassels are literally pulled out of the plant before it can produce pollen and fertilize its own silks. So a seed corn field will be planted either 4x1 meaning four rows of inbreds that will be the female next one row of a different inbred that will do the pollinating (sometimes the field will be planted 6x2). Once the females have been detasseled, the male plants' tassels produce pollen to fertilize the females during the mid-summer months. Once this process takes place, the male rows are mowed down in order not to contaminate the seed harvested as their ears will consist of inbred seeds (they pollinated themselves). Prior to the first killing frost the female rows will be picked on the ear and then sent through a shelling machine to remove the seeds. The seeds are cleaned, sorted by size and shape (flats v.s. rounds), and bagged. Then typically they are shipped off, over-priced, and sold to farmers;) (MORE)
That depends very much on how they have been stored. In sealed,dry and cool conditions they can last up to ten years, but this is reduced to two years if these conditions have been different. These times can vary according to variety, and sweet corn seeds do not last as long as the popcorn, dent a…nd similar types. (MORE)
According to the musical "Oklahoma" in 'Oh what a beautiful morning', "The corn is as high as an elephant's eye, An' it looks like its climbin' clear up to the sky." Some types of sweet corn are as short as 4ft. Other types such as field corn can get as tall as 12ft under good conditions. I… have heard of corn that grows as tall as 16 feet, but that is specially grown for record height. There are many varieties (thousands of different types) of corn. Really, your question is like asking "how big does a dog get" and the answer could be a Great Dane or a Chihuahua. Some kinds of corn are short, even 2-3 feet at maturity. Most corn used as grain is in the 6-8 foot range with some getting to 10-12 feet with varying amounts of fertilizer, sunlight, water, and temperature during the growing season. Many kinds of corn grown for ensilage or silage (where the whole stalk is used, not just the grain ear) are routinely 14-16 or even 18 feet tall because the intent is to have more mass to use as fodder (think of it like really big hay) Some tropical varieties from Mexico and Peru, like Jala Maize, will easily grow to 20 feet by themselves, taller if they are given special care for competitive "tall corn" contests. Don Radda from Iowa won the State Fair tall corn contest every year from the 1930's to the 1960's. His tallest is a world record at over 30 feet tall. (MORE)
Corns . Corns (also called clavi ) are specially-shaped calluses of dead skin that usually occur on thin or glabrous (hairless and smooth) skin surfaces, especially on the top of toes or fingers. They can sometimes occur on the thicker palmar or plantar skin surfaces. Corns form when the pressu…re point against the skin traces an ellipticalor semi-elliptical path. The center of which is at the point ofpressure, gradually widening. If there is constant stimulation of thetissues producing the corns, even after the corn is removed or thepressure surgically removed, the skin may continue to grow as a corn.. The name callum comes from its appearance under the microscope. The hard part at the center of the corn resembles a barleyhare, that is, a funnel with a broad raised top and a pointed bottom."Corn" used to be a generic term for grain, and the name stuck. Thescientific name is heloma . Hard corns are called heloma durum, while soft corns are called heloma molle.. The place of occurrence differentiates between soft and hard corns.Hard corns occur on dry, flat surfaces of skin. Soft corns (frequentlyfound between two toes) stay moist, keeping the surrounding skin soft.The corn's center is not soft, however. 1 . 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callus (MORE)
There are no other ingredients in the actual corn, but canned cornusually adds water, and if the corn has been made into anythingelse, like chips or cornbread or tortillas, then there willsometimes be other things like preservatives perhaps.
It is believed to have originated some 8,000 to 10,000 years ago in the fields of the first agriculturalists of Mexico and Central America.
It can grow anywhere where the soil is fertile, and where it can get water and sunlight and a warm temperature.
\nI bought a nearly grown batch of 4 pot grown corn stalks and wondered if I could simply detach the seeds from the top tassel to replant for spring?
\nPractically everything (in the form of corn syrup, an extremely common sweetener). Corn is also used in the production of a type of plastic bag.
You plant the corn. As it grows you are not permitted to use any chemicals on the ground or on the plant. Once the plant produces the crop, allow the ears of corn to dry on the plant. Then remove the dried kernels from the cob and you will have organic seed.
yes you can by getting one and use a magnifying glass to see it clearly do not forget to have a corn seed
The corn grows best in areas with boggy soil. Also the corn can be found in fine soil
Corn originated in South and Middle/Central America with the Incas and the Aztecs. The official name for corn is maize and once grew wild and still does in remote areas. Over many years select pieces of corn were choosen and then cultivated to create better and better corn. Once the Indians began tr…ading northward with other tribes, the crop spread to North America. The name corn is a generic European term for any type of grain but in America we know the name to be the kernals on a cobb. (MORE)
All sorts of things: Twinkies, salad dressing, Corn Flakes, candy, soda drinks, beef, chicken, etc.
Mostly One per plant- the plant is actually capable of multiple ( as is often seen in the case of baby corn varieties) cobs. The main contributing factors being soil quality+water availability and crowding of plants (spacing between them and spacing between rows.) The more space you give (wi…th good soil+fertiliser+water) the better the chances of the plant being able to sustain >1 cob per plant. ***************** MOST corn has 2 ears per stalk. (MORE)
Corn, or maize, can be grown nearly anywhere that the soil is relateively neutral (pH 5.5 to 8.0), sufficient moisture can be delivered to the plant, and sufficient plant nutrients can be held in the soil. Corn will grow in a wide variety of climates.
To grow corn from popcorn kernels you must first sterilize them by taking the butter off of them. Then place them in a wet paper towel, using about four kernels for a experiment. Then fold the cloth so that you can see the kernels trough the cloth. Then place them in a small cup and water them frequ…ently and keep up with the results. (MORE)
It varies depending on a number of factors, but usually somewhere between 200 and 500 seeds per cob or ear.
Any soil that has good loam in it. As for fertilizer applications, that's something for you the individual farmer to decide on based on what's needed in your soils. A word of advice: If someone on here tells you to use a certain type of fertilizer that they say is "the best," don't follow their advi…ce. Take it with a grain or even a teaspoon of salt and instead do your own research as to what fertilizer is best for your area. (MORE)
frozen corn can not grow because frozen corn is made from already made corn and frozen. so technically frozen corn can not grow.
After preparing the soil in large fields, a farmer will plant the corn seed using a machine. Proper water and fertilizers are used to ensure it grows strong. The corn is then also harvested by machine at the end of the growing season.
Get the ladder down ohh you must know the secret place of Hebert in the mine shack in the corn field by the projector in Ski Village
Yes, along with a bit of a belly. See, corn is a starchy vegetable.Starch is carbohydrate, which is a type of "sugar" that isconverted to energy when the body needs it. If the body has excessof this energy, it gets stored as fat. Excessive amounts of cornconsumed in attempts to enlargen the breasts …can lead to fatnessaround the midsection and hips. And I don't think many women wantthat to happen to themselves. (MORE)
The EU-27 countries have produced from 47 million to 62 million metric tons of corn annually over the last five years.
The ear develops from the growing point of the stalk at a leaf node and eventually emerges from behind the leaf sheath. Typically it emerges from about the fifth or sixth leaf down from the tassel, but not always.
Corn (maize) "goes to seed" once the tassels have released their pollen onto the silks down where the ear develops.
Because corn is a cereal crop just like barley, wheat, rye, and triticale, since it is a grass plant which is capable of sexual reproduction which produces seeds much like any other grass plant species that exists on Earth. These seeds are harvested and compiled together as grain. The seeds are call…ed kernels. Corn is a plant that has been artificially selected over many many breedings to produce kernels that are larger than any other grass seed and stay on the cob much longer than any other native grass species, relying on humans to harvest and disperse the seeds and not Nature. Hence, corn was made into a grain. (MORE)
It can vary a lot depending on seed size, but 120,000 is a decent approximation.
Carrots can be ready to eat in as little as 40 days, while even the shortest season corn takes around 65 days.
This depends on your method and your scale. Buying a packet of seed, sticking them in the ground and dumping water on them everyday, in all would cost you like $5. I'll stop there, by your question I have reason to believe you're doing this for some little five paragraph 'research' paper, or yo…u have no idea what it takes to grow corn and I'll make the presumption that the above method is all you'll be able to handle. (MORE)
The list is too long for this venue, since corn is widely adapted. It grows in nearly every country in the western hemisphere and many in the eastern.
Because it's warmer down there and the growing days are a little longer than up north. Also, there is good soil down there that is best for growing crops like corn.
Corn is originally from Mexico. (The corn mentioned in The Bible is believed to be Barley.) "Corn" in the US refers to a specific plant that most of the word calls "maize". Outside the US, "corn" is a general word that can refer to any grain or even simply small particles that look kind of like gr…ain. Some of this survives into words and phrases like "peppercorn" or "corned beef". (MORE)
It depends on where you live, how much money you have and how much of a mechanic ability you have. Corn needs to have hot humid summer days to grow, plus it needs lots of fertilizer in the spring to be able to reach its full potential. You will have to work with several types of machinery, from till…age equipment to seeders and sprayers to harvest equipment, and/or get some hired hands to help you if you have a big field to do. (MORE)
Corn seeds can drop from the cob to propagate. Birds have been known to carry corn seeds great distances and spread the crop. In addition, some animals will move the cobs to other locations to eat them and leave some seeds along the way.
yes, it should grow with no problem. Maybe. If the original corn is a hybrid, what you get from planting it may not look like what you planted. If it is an "heirloom" non-hybrid seed, such as Country Gentleman sweet corn, you will get Country Gentleman. If it is a Hybrid Super Sweet, you may ge…t a plant that looks more like a grass- one of the parents of the hybrid. (MORE)
If you live in the Central Valley counties of Tulare, Fresno, Kern or San Joaquin, your summer temperatures can sometimes top 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Home gardens in this part of the state are fortunate because they are well suited to many fruits and vegetables. Cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, melons,… bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, grapes, citrus trees of all types, apples, plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines and almonds are some of the many fruits and vegetables you can grow. (MORE)
Corn needs large plots of land to be economically viable as a crop, so it is not grown commercially in any cities.
Well, not naturally. Perhaps in a building of some sort, but not aboveground in the natural environment. It would freeze.
no it wont be able to grow because a seed need water and mud and dirty and sand is just little rocks broken up it wont get all of the things it needs
A seed corn is the least common type of corn. Occurring only on the heel or ball of the foot, a seed corn consists of a circle of stiff skin surrounding a plug of cholesterol.
Growing corn is moderately difficult. You have to be willing to get the soil ready before planting, make sure the corn is watered enough, and that it gets enough sunlight. But the results tend to pay off.
Depends on the variety of corn grown. Some barely make four feet high, some easily exceed 8-9 feet. Typical home garden sweet corn cultivars tend to be around 6 feet at maturity. Other more exotic types can grow to a full 20 feet in height. I have even seen a seed production corn inbred plant tass…el out at the magnificent height of 19 inches, with an ear about 1.5 inches long. Obviously not the norm. (MORE)
That depends on what cultivar the corn is. Most cultivars enable at least two ears of corn to be produced per seed that is planted, not just one.
No, they mainly hunted animals for food and gathered food, such as nuts and berries. The neolithic era is where they started agriculture.
Iowa farmers produce about 18% of the US supply of corn annually, and about 7% of the total world supply.
Farmers, producers, those who are selling corn as a cash crop or as livestock feed, or who grow it for livestock feed.
You cant grow them but you can throw them in a fire. If you could grow them it requires soil water coffee and hot sauce. but you cant grow them.
\n \n\n. \n. One corn seed equals one corn stalk, if all requirements (soil warmth, moisture, sunlight, etc.) are met.