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Zea mays

Description
Life formPhysiology
HabitCategory
Life spanPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18331047Soil texture
Rainfall (annual)60012004001800Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--4048Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -4000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH574.58.5Soil drainage
Light intensityvery brightvery brightclear skiesvery bright

Climate zonePhotoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle65365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedratoon croppinglegumes
arable irrigatedinter-croppingpeanuts, okra, pumpkins, melons
arable irrigatedalley croppinggrain legumes (Vigna unguiculata), soybeans (Glycine max), Acacia auriculiformis, Cajanus cajan
arable irrigatednormadismcoconut, mango, mung bean, oil-palm, young rubber trees

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
medicinalskin applicationsseeds
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholseeds
fuelsalcoholseeds