Maize

Zea mays


Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
70 - 110 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
half shade

pH Value
5 - 7

Temperature
28°C - 41°C

Fertilization
Intermediate


Maize

Introduction

Maize, also known as corn, is a cereal grain from the Poaceae family. It was domesticated in southern Mexico approximately 10,000 years ago and has spread over the rest of the world in the last 500 years due to its ability to grow under various climatic conditions. Maize counts as a staple crop and plays an important role as food, feed, and fuel.

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Basal fertilization before sowing
Weed your fields regularly

Care

Care

Thin your plants when they are approximately 8 to 10 cm tall, so they are 20 to 30 cm apart. Take care to not damage the roots when weeding. Make sure the soil is well drained and able to keep a consistent level of moisture. In dry conditions it is necessary to water the plants to ensure the shallow roots are kept moist.

Soil

Zea mays grows best on well drained and fertile loamy or alluvial soils. However, it is possible to grow maize on a wide variety of soils ranging from sand to clay. The crop is tolerant to soil acidity, neutralizing soil acidity through liming can increase yields.

Climate

One reason why maize is grown all over the world is its ability to grow in a wide range of agro-climatic conditions. However, moderate temperatures and rainfall are most favorable for the crop.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.

Maize

Maize

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Maize

Zea mays

Maize

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Introduction

Maize, also known as corn, is a cereal grain from the Poaceae family. It was domesticated in southern Mexico approximately 10,000 years ago and has spread over the rest of the world in the last 500 years due to its ability to grow under various climatic conditions. Maize counts as a staple crop and plays an important role as food, feed, and fuel.

Key Facts

Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
70 - 110 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
half shade

pH Value
5 - 7

Temperature
28°C - 41°C

Fertilization
Intermediate

Maize

Maize

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Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Basal fertilization before sowing
Weed your fields regularly

Care

Care

Thin your plants when they are approximately 8 to 10 cm tall, so they are 20 to 30 cm apart. Take care to not damage the roots when weeding. Make sure the soil is well drained and able to keep a consistent level of moisture. In dry conditions it is necessary to water the plants to ensure the shallow roots are kept moist.

Soil

Zea mays grows best on well drained and fertile loamy or alluvial soils. However, it is possible to grow maize on a wide variety of soils ranging from sand to clay. The crop is tolerant to soil acidity, neutralizing soil acidity through liming can increase yields.

Climate

One reason why maize is grown all over the world is its ability to grow in a wide range of agro-climatic conditions. However, moderate temperatures and rainfall are most favorable for the crop.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.