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  Maize Corporation - Welcome!
All Maize Corporation repair parts will meet or exceed the OEM specifications.
We are not affiliated with Deere® nor are we representing our repair parts to be manufactured by Deere®.
Maize Corporation is a manufacturer of after market replacement parts.
maizeparts.com   (122 words)

  NativeTech: Native American History of Corn
Eventually the productivity of maize cultivation was great enough to make it possible and worthwhile for a family to produce food for the bulk of their diet for an entire year from a small area.
Although maize agriculture permitted a family to live in one place for an extended period of time, the commitment to agriculture involved demands on human time and labor and often restricted human mobility.
Maize was observed to grow in a series of segments, like other members of the grass family, which took approximately one phase of the moon to form, with approximately seven segments in all, from which ears were produced only at the joints of the segments.
www.nativetech.org /cornhusk/cornhusk.html   (999 words)

 Zea Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maize, commonly referred to as corn in the United States, has been considered a unique plant since the time that the indigenous peoples of the Americas developed it to be their staple food.
Maize was introduced from the New World to the Old World in the 1400's, and it was planted between the harvesting of spring and winter crops, filling an important niche as a summer crop (1).
Maize is the most important feed grain in the US because of its efficient conversion of dry substance to meat, milk and eggs, compared to other grains (8).
www.gramene.org /zea/maize_intro.html   (742 words)

  Maize - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MAIZE, or Indian Corn, Zea Mays (from ea or "eca, which appears to have been " spelt," Triticum spelta, according to the description of Theophrastus), a plant of the tribe Maydeae of the order Gramineae or grasses (see fig.
Bonafous, however (Histoire naturelle du mais), quotes authorities (Bock, 1532, Ruel and Fuchs) as believing that it came from Asia, and maize was said by Santa Rosa de Viterbo to have been brought by the Arabs into Spain in the 13th century.
A drawing of maize is also given by Bonafous from a Chinese work on natural history, Li-chi-tchin, dated 1562, a little over sixty years after the discovery of the New World.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Maize   (1443 words)

  Maize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maize has a very distinct growth form, the lower leaves being like broad flags, 50–100 cm long and 5–10 cm wide (2–4 ft by 2–4 in); the stems are erect, conventionally 2–3 m (7–10 ft) in height, with many nodes, casting off flag-leaves at every node.
Maize used for silage is harvested while the plant is green and the fruit immature.
Maize was planted by the Native Americans in hills, in a complex system known to some as the Three Sisters: beans used the corn plant for support, and squashes provided ground cover to stop weeds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maize   (3448 words)

Maize is in the tribe, Maydeae, which includes the dent corn (the subject of this chapter), flint corn, sweet corn, and popcorn.
Maize infested by the borer is twisted and stunted, and the stalk at the surface of the ground may be enlarged.
Stewart's disease of maize is caused by the bacterium Erwinia stewartii that causes a fatal wilt disease in young plants of sweet corn and certain susceptible field maize inbreds.
ipmworld.umn.edu /chapters/maize.htm   (15616 words)

 Maize in human nutrition - Improvement of maize diets
The problem with maize lies in the diet of which it is a component, a diet mostly deficient in the kind of supplementary foods necessary to upgrade the nutrients ingested in relatively large amounts of maize.
The usual intake of maize and beans established by dietary surveys in the 1960s varied between 11:1 and 18:1; therefore the supplementation of beans was relatively small.
Combinations of maize and bean protein, although of relatively high protein value in tests in animals, are not adequate for the treatment of children with protein malnutrition.
www.fao.org /docrep/T0395E/T0395E0c.htm   (3405 words)

 Maize Products
This consists of the outer layers of the maize and is used for animal feed.
In general terms, it is possible to extract between 1.6 and 2.2 kgs of oil from every 100 kgs maize, depending on the process used and this could be obtained from 10% (by extraction as mill) of germ at 20% fat or from 20% of germ meal at 10% fat.
The refined maize oil is an excellent source of unsaturated fat and is used for salad dressings and cooking.
www.satake.co.uk /cereal_milling/maize_products.htm   (1629 words)

 Corn- or Maize-Based Diets - Varieties of maize, Protein quality, Minerals and vitamins
Maize, the American Indian word for corn, literally means "that which sustains life." After wheat and rice, it is the most important cereal grain in the world, providing nutrients for humans and animals.
The high consumption of maize by the human population and the well-established lysine and tryptophan deficiencies in maize protein motivated researchers to develop the QPM to increase concentrations of these essential amino acids in its protein.
Hence the production and consumption of QPM maize in countries that use maize as their chief grain crop would have a beneficial effect on the nutritional state of the people and significant economic implications from the better use of what is produced and consumed.
www.faqs.org /nutrition/Ca-De/Corn-or-Maize-Based-Diets.html   (1390 words)

 Robert Treat Hotel - Newark, New Jersey's finest hotel. Located near Newark Liberty International Airport, miles from ...
Maize is located on the ground level of the Robert Treat Hotel.
Maize has also received numerous accolades in the past year, including the 2001 USA Culinary Excellence Award from The American Tasting Institute.
Maize has been a filming location for the popular HBO series The Sopranos, and has been featured on NBC's Weekend Today in New York.
www.rthotel.com /maize.html   (246 words)

 Maize Technology in Malawi: A Green Revolution in the Making?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maize dominates smallholder agriculture, and the national maize crop is produced by smallholders.
Although maize research by the private sector will become increasingly important in the region, the principal source of research funds in Malawi continues to be public and the clients for maize research are smallholders who lack the means to fund maize research.
Although some have criticized maize research in Malawi for its slow response to smallholders' preferences for flint grain texture, we contend that the time to release of semi-flint hybrids was moderate, and resulted less from a failure to recognize smallholders' needs than from the prevailing political and social climate.
www.cimmyt.cgiar.org /Research/Economics/Revisar/htm/maizeimp.htm   (2631 words)

 Maize Article - Encyclopedia of Culture and Society of Mexico
Maize is a tall, determinate annual plant producing large, narrow, opposing leaves (about a tenth as wide as they are long), borne alternately along the length of a solid stem.
However, by 2,700 B. maize had been introduced from Michoacan to Puebla’s Tehuacan valley, the residents of the Coxcatlan caves in the southern fringes of the valley were utilizing a small-eared pop maize (6-9 kernels per cob), and had innovated the process for grinding maize grain with stone mortars and baking flat bread.
This explains why maize grain occurs in various colors ranging from fl (scorched from having been on the exterior of the stash) through red to blue, yellow, and finally pure white (maize that was at the center of the stash and therefore protected from the bolts of thunder).
maize.agron.iastate.edu /maizearticle.html   (5511 words)

This new maize is referred to as Maize de Ocho Maize de Ocho is highly adapted to arid conditions and produces higher yields than previous varieties of maize.
Maize de Ocho's success was probably due to its thick rachis that better held the kernel to the stalk.
Maize itself is one of the defining charateristics used in classification of one of the best know cultures to emerge in from the Woodlands period, the Mississippian Tradition (Fagan 1995: Pauketat 1994).
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Hangar/3288/ARCHAEOLOGY.HTM   (2850 words)

 III. The origin of maize and its cultivation
She went to the maize field and saw that there was the single stalk of maize with its cob.
Among the outstanding original crops of this region is maize, given the genetic diversity present in the area as well as the presence of wild species and subspecies related to maize, an outstanding on of which is teosinte.
In Guatemala, 13 landraces and 12 local cultivars of maize have been identified, of which seven landraces and four sub races are present in the Department of Huehuetenango, which indicates the importance of the area for the genetic diversity of maize.
www.ipgri.cgiar.org /publications/HTMLPublications/850/ch05.htm   (3631 words)

 The Maize Page General Information
Is there a difference between "maize" and "corn?" The two words have completely different origins, but they refer to the same plant.
Maize is consumed as a staple crop in various forms by millions of Native Americans in Latin America.
Maize Growth and Development, a visualization of simulated growth based on a model by Morris Huck and Robert Grant of the Univ.
maize.agron.iastate.edu /general.html   (1000 words)

 Mythology's Mything Links: Lore & History of Maize in Latin America
Ancient art often depicts the maize god rising out of a cleft in the earth with his arms outstretched, a symbol of his rebirth from death as a maize plant.
After he rose from the dead, the maize god was paddled in a canoe to the center of the sky..., located at the base of the Milky Way near the constellation of Gemini, which the Maya represented as a pair of copulating peccaries.
As the young man was hungry The Mother of Maize gave him a kettle filled with tortillas and a pot filled with atole; he didn't belive that those could satiate his hunger, but the tortillas and atole were renewed magicaly, in a way that he couldn't finish them.
www.mythinglinks.org /ip~maize.html   (1792 words)

 IITA - Maize
Maize is high yielding, easy to process, readily digested, and costs less than other cereals.
In industrialized countries maize is largely used as livestock feed and as a raw material for industrial products, while in low-income countries it is mainly used for human consumption.
Green maize (fresh on the cob) is eaten parched, baked, roasted or boiled and plays an important role in filling the hunger gap after the dry season.
www.iita.org /cms/details/maize_project_details.aspx?zoneid=63&articleid=273   (841 words)

 Maize, Sweet corn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
- Maize is cultivated for its seeds, rich in starch, that are used in nutrition, human and animal, or in various industries.
Maize has numerous markets: agricultural and nutrition industries (biscuits, pastries, breweries, distilleries, etc.), it is used to make glue in the textile industry, as a sweetener, in pharmaceutical products; and, more recently, in biodegradable plastics and biofuels.
It is cultivated in the same way as grain maize, but is harvested earlier.
www.inra.fr /Internet/Produits/HYPPZ/CULTURES/6c---025.htm   (383 words)

 King Corn; No.1 Crop by 2020; Bt Maize; Protecting a Center of Origin; Erroneous ETC Statements; Corn in Mexico
One of the principal uses of Maize is to make animal feed, and the ISAAA expects the Maize harvest to outstrip those of wheat and rice by 2020, as meat consumption in many currently poor countries rises along with incomes.
Maize insect pests and the value of crop losses The lepidopteran pests, particularly the stem borer complex, are a major constraint to increased productivity, and are of economic importance in most Maize-growing countries throughout the world.
It is projected that Bt Maize has the technological potential to deliver benefits on 40 to 45 million hectares in the near to mid term compared with the 10 million hectares it occupies today.
www.agbioworld.org /biotech-info/articles/biotech-art/AgBioView-November-8-2003.html   (7106 words)

 Consortium for Maize Genomics - Danforth Goals
Construct a "training-set" of maize gene sequence and use this to modify the TWINSCAN probability model.
Maize genome sequence is the knowledge infrastructure for the next generation of plant molecular genetics and crop improvement.
A broad understanding of the genes present in maize would provide the identities, and eventually the map positions, of many of the genes responsible for controlling agronomically important traits.
maize.danforthcenter.org /abinitio.htm   (387 words)

Maize was introduced in Africa by Portuguese explorers in the beginning of the 16th century.
Maize cultivation in southern Africa was initially linked to the spread of commercial mining, as maize required less labor to grow and process than the traditional grain crops, millet and sorghum.
Maize is mainly consumed in African households as a thick porridge, produced by hand pounding (usually preceeded by soaking) or grinding in a hammer mill, followed by boiling.
www.africancrops.net /crops/maize/index.htm   (638 words)

Maize produces good crops in various climatic zones and it prospers in areas too dry for rice and too wet for wheat; thus fitting into a niche between the two.
Maize continues to be important in America and in some areas is a primary food.
The use of maize tends to depend on which variety of plants, ears, and kernel that are combined with endless color variations of kernel to include yellow, white, red, blue, fl, grey, and speckled.
daphne.palomar.edu /scrout/maize.htm   (557 words)

 AGBIOS :: DATABASE ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maize is grown primarily for its kernel, which is largely refined into products used in a wide range of food, medical, and industrial goods.
Maize oil is extracted from the germ of the maize kernel and maize is also a raw material in the manufacture of starch.
The maize hybrid DK404SR was developed to allow the use of sethoxydim, the active ingredient in the herbicide Poast®, for the control of annual and perennial grasses in maize crops.
www.agbios.com /dbase.php?action=Submit&hstIDXCode=1&trCode=CYCL1   (1095 words)

 Maize and Biodiversity: The Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico
The potential effects of transgenic maize on traditional varieties of maize in Mexico have been a source of public debate for several years.
Such gene flow may threaten the diversity of land races—in the casí of traditional maize, crop varieties with a broad genetic basí resulting from thousands of years of development and adaptation to particular soil types and microclimates.
The purpose of this report is to examine, from different perspectives, issues related to gene flow from transgenic varieties of maize to Mexican land races and their wild relatives, and the conservation of biodiversity in this centre of origin.
www.cec.org /maize/index.cfm?varlan=english   (623 words)

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