THE SURPRISING HISTORY OF MAIZE

THE SURPRISING HISTORY OF MAIZE

Maize originated in Mexico about 9,000 years ago Introduction Maize is one of the world’s most important crops – responsible for roughly six percent of human calorie intake. Beyond human consumption it has a variety of uses, including for use as livestock feed, for...
MAIZE AS A RESCUE CROP

MAIZE AS A RESCUE CROP

Farm Zone looks at why some farmers suffering heavy flea beetle attack in their oilseed rape should abandon hopes of a harvest and plant a maize crop whilst there is still time. Flea beetle has already condemned yields to derisory levels in some cases. A high...