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Zea mays ssp. mays

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, vegetables, materials, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.18331047Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60012004001800Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--4048Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -4000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH574.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.hail
Introduction risks.mono culture may cause erosion problems, can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle65365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
animal food (feed)starchseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)seeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
environmentalagroforestryentire plant