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Corn

Corn (Zea mays) is a member of the grass family Poaceae and one of the most diverse plants. The corn was first grown in Central America and is currently considered the third most important cereal crop globally, as it plays a vital role in global grain production.

 

The corn plants contain both male and female reproductive structures and reproduce by both cross-pollination and self-pollination. A typical stalk can grow to about 2.5 meters. When the nights are short and the days are long, the corn has more time to tap growth-fostering sunlight and sometimes reach taller than 6 meters. Raising it in a greenhouse can add another 3 meters. 

 

 The crop can be cultivated in different types of climates, but since it is a summer crop, the corn growth, development and yield are better in warm, humid weather. This short-day plant is susceptible to excess or deficit soil moisture and cannot withstand frost.

 
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Farmers Pain Points

Soil: Rotation of crops is essential. Depth of soil may play a role in the plant's development.
 

Climate: Germination is influenced by the temperature
 

Seeding: Germination will require high moisture in the soil and equal water distribution.
 

Water: Drought or to high water content will reduce yield

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Growing Smart
support package

  • Characterizing the requirements for growing corn in your region.
     

  • Identifying the best varieties for growing conditions and growers’ needs.
     

  • Plot design – planting density and irrigation system.
     

  • Fertilizing program to achieve maximum yield potential.
     

  • Pesticiding protocol and guidelines.
     

  • Post-harvest guidance and solutions.
     

  • Ongoing technical support to ensure best results and customers’ satisfaction