General information about corn
Corn, also known as Zea mays, is a type of grain originally from Mexico that is now grown worldwide. It is one of the most important crops in the world and is used both as food for humans and animals and for the production of Biofuels used.
Corn plants are annual grasses that can grow up to 3 meters tall. They have broad, flat leaves and produce large, cylindrical cobs covered with kernels. These kernels, which we know as corn kernels, can be a variety of colors, including yellow, white, red, and blue.
Corn is a very versatile crop and is consumed in many different forms. It can be eaten as a whole grain, ground and made into flour, or made into products like corn oil, cornstarch, and corn syrup. It is also often processed into animal feed.
Corn is also an important source of ethanol, a Biofuel used as an alternative to fossil fuels. In addition, corn is used as a raw material in some industries, for example in the manufacture of plastics and textiles.
Corn is a warm season plant and prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is often planted in rows to facilitate pollination as corn is wind pollinated. The plants need a lot of water and nutrients to grow well and produce high yields.