The same remark applies to the maize or Indian corn.
Maize is the staple food of the Kaffirs.
Wheat, maize, oats, barley and rye are the chief agricultural products.
Maize covers considerable areas in Landes, Basses-Pyrnes and other south-western departments.
The principal crops are wheat, pulse, maize, millet, with some cotton and sugar-cane.
In the river valley maize, rice, cotton and other crops are cultivated.
The production of maize is, however, insufficient, and 208,719 tons were imported in 1902about double the amount imported in 1882.
Among the products are coco-nuts, sago, fish, trepang, timber, copra, maize, yams and tobacco.
Sugar-cane, maize, tapioca and other similar products are grown, however, in smaller quantities.
They bore holes and penetrate into flower-buds and young bolls, causing them to drop. Fortunately the " worms " prefer maize to cotton, and the inter-planting at proper times of maize, to be cut down and destroyed when well infested, is a method commonly employed to keep down this pest.
The cereal crops (wheat, barley, oats, rye, maize); the cruciferous crops (turnips, cabbage, kale, rape, mustard); the solanaceous crops (potatoes); the chenopodiaceous crops (mangels, sugar-beets), and other non-leguminous crops have, so far as is known, no such power, and are therefore more or less benefited by the direct application of nitrogenous manures.
Maize and sugar-cane are grown in New South Wales and Queensland..
The other cereals, millet and panico sorgo (Panicum italicum), have lost much of their importance in consequence of the introduction of maize and rice.
Though much land previously devoted to grain culture has been planted with vines, the area under wheat, barley, beans and maize is still considerable.
In Lombardy a six-year shift is common: either wheat, clover, maize, rice, rice, rice (the last year manured with lupines) or maize, wheat followed by clover, clover, clover ploughed in, and rice, rice and rice manured with lupines.
The low flat country round Baracaldo is covered with maize, pod fruit and vines.
The Emilian region is one where regular rotations are best observeda common shift being grain, maize, clover, beans and vetches, &c., grain, which has the disadvantage of the grain crops succeeding, each other.
The disease is due to poisoning by micro-organisms produced by deteriorated maize, and can be combated by care in ripening, drying and storing the maize.
The external trade of the Russian empire (bullion and the external trade of Finland not included) since the year 1886 is shown in the following table: The exports rank in the following order :- cereals (wheat, barley, rye, oats, maize, buckwheat) and flour, 49.2%; timber and wooden wares, 7.2; petroleum, 5.8; eggs, 5.4; flax, 5; butter, 3; sugar, 2-4; cottons and oilcake, 2 each; oleaginous seeds, &c., 1.5; with hemp, spirits, poultry, game, bristles, hair, furs, leather, manganese ore, wool, caviare, live-stock, gutta-percha, vegetables and fruit, and tobacco.
The chief agricultural products of Hungary are wheat, rye, barley, oats and maize, the acreage and produce of which are shown in the following tables: Seton -Watson, op. cit.
The chief trade is in, and the principal exports are, palm oil and kernels, rubber, cotton, maize, groundnuts (Arachis), shea-butter from the Bassia parkii (Sapotaceae), fibres of the Raphia vinifera, and the Sansevieria guineensis, indigo, and kola nuts, ebony and other valuable wood.
In the lowland districts good crops of maize, wheat, barley, oats and rye, as well as of turnips and potatoes, are obtained.
Sugar and maize; lemons, apricots and melons; cotton, muslin and damask; lilac and purple (azure and gules are words derived Fulk of Anjou, = Melisinda Alice = Bohemund II.
The surrounding district is mainly agricultural and pastoral, producing oats, maize, cotton, olive oil, cattle, sheep, skins, hides and butter.
The import trade consists of timber, maize, paper, crockery, sugar, tobacco, kerosene oil, &c. Gold has been found in the territory, and silver, tin, lead and iron are said to exist.
Their main wealth consists in their herds of cattle and flocks of sheep. They raise, however, crops of maize, millet, sweet potatoes and tobacco.
In the same year the production of tea was 1,633,178 lb; of coffee, 24,8591b; of maize, 2,101,470 bushels; of potatoes, 419,946 bushels; and of sweet potatoes, 181,195 bushels.
Tobacco and vegetables are also produced in some quantity, and maize is grown largely for the sake of the husk, which is used for native cheroot-wrappers, under the name of yawpet.
All the Maize - - - 1,39 more important questions of church discipline and all decisions regulating the doctrine and practice of the church are dealt with by the synods.
In the colonia parziaria the peasant executes all the agricultural work, in return for which he is housed rent-free, and receives onesixth of the corn, one-third of the maize and has a small money wage.
esculenta), maize, sorghum, sugar cane, rice and eleusine (Eleusine), besides gourds, pumpkins, cabbages and onions.
The chief method employed for their destruction is spraying the swarms with arsenic. The districts with the greatest area under cultivation are Heidelberg, Witwatersrand, Pretoria, Standerton and Krugersdorp. The chief crops grown for grain are wheat, maize (mealie) and kaffir corn, but the harvest is inadequate to meet local demands.
The fields of Tuscany for the most part bear wheat one year and maize the next, in perpetual interchanges, relieved to some extent by green crops.
These districts are pastoral, and the lower fertile lands are cultivated for sugar, cotton, maize, tobacco, rice, beans, and mandioca - sugar being the principal product.
Alora, which is an ancient and picturesque town, with several Moorish ruins, occupies an outlying hill of the Sierra de Tolox, and overlooks a fertile valley where maize, sugar-cane and datepalms are cultivated.
The Cambodians show skill in working gold and silver; earthenware, bricks, mats, fans and silk and cotton fabrics, are also produced to some small extent, but fishing and the cultivation of rice and in a minor degree of tobacco, coffee, cotton, pepper, indigo, maize, tea and sugar are the only industries worthy of the name.
Tobacco, pepper, coco-nuts and maize are other agricultural products.
The products of the territorial coast lands are sugar, cotton, tobacco, maize, palm oil, coffee, fine woods and medicinal plants.
Rye and wheat are the most important crops harvested in northern Caucasia, but oats, barley and maize are also cultivated, whereas in Transcaucasia the principal crops are maize, rice tobacco and cotton.
On the other hand, he had enjoyed the advantage of an extended supply of feeding-stuffs - such as maize, linseedcake and cotton-cake - and of artificial manures imported from abroad.
The area of land under tillage is less than a twentieth of the whole surface, the crop most extensively grown being maize or " mealies."
Wheat, barley, oats, rye, maize, flax, hemp and tobacco are grown in large quantities, and the products of the vineyards are of a good quality.
The soil is in general very fertile, the principal products being rice, maize and pulse (kachang) in the lower grounds, and cinchona, coffee and tea, as well as cocoa, tobacco and fibrous plants in the hills.
maize, yams, bananas, tapioca and ginger are cultivated by the natives.
Phytophthora in potatoes., If, on the other hand, the irritating agent is local in its action, causing only a few cells to react, we have the various pimples, excrescences, outgrowths, &c., exhibited in such cases as Ustilago Maydis on the maize, various galls, witchesbrooms, &c.
The principal crops are wheat, rye, oats, barley, maize, hemp, flax, potatoes, beetroot and tobacco.
Owing to the configuration of the soil, the climate of Moravia varies more than might be expected in so small an area, so that, while the vine and maize are cultivated successfully in the southern plains, the weather in the mountainous districts is somewhat rigorous.
While maize thrives in every part of the country, wheat, barley and oats - cultivated by the white farmers - flourish only in the midlands and uplands.
Of course care must be exercised in the selection of plants - such as sorghum, maize, wheat, and alfalfa or lucerne - which are adapted to dry conditions and a warm climate.
Aspergillus Oryzae plays an important part in saccharifying the starch of rice, maize, &c., by means of the abundant diastase it secretes, and, in symbiosis with a yeast which ferments the sugar formed, has long been used by the Japanese for the preparation of the alcoholic liquor sake.
Fate of genetically modified maize DNA in the oral cavity and rumen of sheep.
For general coarse fishing, try putting out a bed of scolded maggots mixed with maize flake and fishmeal groundbait.
Maize silage from the previous autumn is often used most successfully.
Grain storage silo systems and in the north of the region maize driers are also important in the region.
Smother crops of maize, vetches or mustard will assist in choking out the weed.
The staple food, maize meal, cannot be found.
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All their fish either came to fake maize or ASAP boilies fished over a bed of trout pellets.
Cranberry contains Xylitol which may be derived from maize.
The regional ingredients of Mexico, like maize, peppers, chocolate, and tomatoes, spread around the world and influenced global cuisine, while European foods helped create a new cuisine in Mexico.
So were corn, (maize), beans, and peppers, which much of the Aztec cuisine was based on.
Cornfield MAiZE manager Dorathy Black Law (also the daughter of the farm owner) sat down with LoveToKnow Movies for an exclusive interview about the New Moon corn maze.
The maize was modified to contain an insecticide normally produced by soil bacteria.
maize grown in USA is used for animal feed.
MAIZE, or Indian Corn, Zea Mays (from ea or "eca, which appears to have been " spelt," Triticum spelta, according to the description of Theophrastus), a plant of the tribe Maydeae of the order Gramineae or grasses (see fig.
The principal crops in addition to wheat are oats, barley, maize, linseed and bird seed.
arabia, the three chief products are maize, wine and hardy fruit, especially plums. Here the climate is temperate and fairly moist, but farther E.
The chief cultivated plants are maize, the sugar-cane, tobacco, cotton, coffee and especially henequen, the so-called "Sisal hemp," which is a strong, coarse fibre obtained from the leaves of the Agave rigida, var.
The export that comes next in value is silk, and after it may be named wheat, barley, manganese ore, maize, wool, oilcake, carpets, rye, oats, liquorice and timber.
Rice is grown in such quantities as to procure for Formosa, in former days, the title of the " granary of China "; and the sweet potato, taro, millet, barley, wheat and maize are also cultivated.
The Eurotas valley, however, is fertile, and produces at the present day maize, olives, oranges and mulberries in great abundance.
Besides maize the crops cultivated by the natives are Kaffir corn or amabele (Sorghum caffrorum)- used in the manufacture of utyuala, native beer - imfi (Sorghum saccharatum), tobacco, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.
Subsequent returns for maize and wheat show an increase both in the area cultivated and quantity yielded.
across, also belongs to this group. It grows in the backwaters of the Amazon, often covering the surface for miles; the seeds are eaten under the name water maize.
Other important crops grown are - maize, 324,000 acres; oats, 493,000 acres; other grains, 160,000 acres; hay, 1,367,000 acres; potatoes, 119,000 acres; sugar-cane, 141,000 acres; vines, 65,000 acres; and other crops, 422,000 acres.
grain from 270 lb per head in 1884-1885 to 321 lb in 1901-1902 (maize reman~s almost stationary at 158 II,); wine from 73 to 125 litres per head; oil from 12 to 13 lb per head (sugar is almost stationary at 73/4 lb per head, and coffee at about I Ib); salt from 14 to 16 lb per head.
The soil in the valleys and plains of the department, especially in the Bresse, is fertile, producing large quantities of wheat, as well as oats, buckwheat and maize.
Cotton is now the second crop of the United States, being surpassed in value only by Indian corn (maize).
Other economic plants and fruits having a wide distribution are tobacco, maize, rice, beans, sweet potatoes, bananas, cacao (Theobroma cacao), mandioca or cassava (Manihot utilitissima), aipim or sweet mandioca (M.
The exports, which show plainly the prevailing agricultural character of the country, are flour, wheat, cattle, beef, barley, pigs, wine in barrels, horses and maize.
Other crops which are grown in the province, especially in Upper Burma, comprise maize, tilseed, sugar-cane, cotton, tobacco, wheat, millet, other food grains including pulse, condiments and spices, tea, barley, sago, linseed and other oil-seeds, various fibres, indigo and other dye crops, besides orchards and garden produce.
The cocoa nut, maize, sugar-cane, coffee, cotton, rice and tobacco (which last does not suffer like other crops from the locusts) do well.
of cultivable lands in the alluvial valleys, where coffee, maize, tobacco, sugar-cane, the vine, vegetables, potatoes, and some of the cereals are grown with success.
Of cereals the common millets, dhura and dukhn, are grown in all parts of the country as the summer crop, and in the hot irrigated Tehama districts three crops are reaped in the year; in the highlands maize, wheat and barley are grown to a limited extent as the winter crop, ripening at the end of March or in April.
Vineyards and sugar-cane yield crops in the warmer ravines; the sub-tropical valleys are famous for splendid crops of maize; wheat and barley thrive on the mountain slopes; arid at heights from 7000 to 13,000 ft.
Maize is another important food product which is generally cultivated along the coast and in the lower valleys of the sierra.
It is the centre of a prosperous agricultural district producing, chiefly, wheat and maize; the vine is also largely grown and excellent wine is made.
Agricultural products include rice and maize (the principal crops), wheat, barley and oats.
In the valleys the soil is particularly fertile, yielding luxuriant crops of wheat, maize, barley, spelt, beans, potatoes, flax, hemp, hops, beetroot and tobacco; and even in the more mountainous parts rye, wheat and oats are extensively cultivated.
The vegetation is also rich, and Amboyna produces most of the common tropical fruits and vegetables, including the sago-palm, bread-fruit, cocoa-nut, sugar-cane, maize, coffee, pepper and cotton.
In spite of the difficulties of communication with the interior, and the malarial marshes which surround the town, it has become important for the export of grain (chiefly maize).
The grain crops are maize, wheat and barley; the two latter are frequently sown together.
The soil, though not very fertile, except in some of the valleys and sheltered hillsides, produces wheat, maize, barley, rye, flax, grapes, peaches, apples and other fruits.
The principal agricultural products are wheat, kao-liang, oats, millet, maize, pulse and potatoes.
The cultivated products include coffee, the Coco-nut palm, tobacco, sugar-cane, cotton, vanilla, sorghum, earthnuts, sesame, maize, rice, beans, peas, bananas (in large quantities), yams, manioc and hemp. Animal products are ivory, hides, tortoiseshell and pearls.
The soil in the valleys is fertile, yielding wheat, barley, maize, flax, hemp and fruits.
MEALIE, the South African name for Indian corn or maize.
The word as spelled represents the pronunciation of the Cape Dutch milje, an adaptation of milho (da India), the millet of India, the Portuguese name for millet, used in South Africa for maize.
Wheat, maize, rice, oil, flax and hemp, of fine quality, are grown in considerable quantities; as well as saffron, madder, liquorice, sumach, and a variety of fruits.
The district produces wheat, maize, barley and tobacco; sericulture and viticulture are both practised on a limited scale.
The natives cultivate maize, plantains, bananas, pineapples, limes, pepper, cotton, &c., and live easily on the products of their gardens, with occasional help from fishing and hunting.
Oranges, lemons, grapes, passion fruit, figs, pine-apples, guavas and other fruits grow abundantly; while potatoes, onions, maize and arrowroot can be cultivated.
The Rhine valley is in great part fertile, yielding good crops of potatoes, cereals (including maize), sugar beet, hops, tobacco, flax, hemp and products of oleaginous plants.
It was only in years when the harvest was most favourable that AustriaHungary was able to provide for her own requirements in corn; for export purposes only barley was of considerable importance, while wheat, and above all, of recent years, maize had to be imported.
Early in 1915 an institution was established for regulating the traffic in grain during the war (Kriegsgetreide-Verhehrs-Anstalt); it had been preceded by a central maize board, established to control the distribution of the maize contributed by Hungary.
The greater part of this plain is a ricegrowing tract, but on the sloping ground maize, millets, sesamum, cotton and peas are raised.
The growing season is too short for maize or Indian corn, which constituted only I.
From coco-nuts about 10,000 tons of copra are made for export each year, and maize is used for local consumption only.
He mentions two experiments made by him to prove this - one by cutting off the staminal flowers in Maize, and the other by rearing the female plant of Mercurialis apart from the male.
Not only are rice and maize, sugar and coffee, among the widely cultivated crops, but the coco-nut, the bread-fruit, the banana and plantain, the sugar-palm, the tea-plant, the sago-palm, the coco-tree, the ground-nut, the yam, the cassava, and others besides, are of practical importance.
Bananas are grown over a large and increasing area; rice, maize, barley, potatoes and beans are cultivated to some extent in the interior; cocoa, vanilla, sugar-cane, cotton and indigo are products of the warm coast-lands, but are hardly raised in sufficient quantities to meet the local demand.
Maize, millet, rye, flax, liquorice and fruits of all sorts - especially nuts, almonds, oranges, figs, walnuts and chestnuts - are produced.
To this nation was due the introduction of maize and cotton into Mexico, the skilful workmanship in gold and silver, the art of building on a scale of vastness still witnessed to by the mound of Cholula, said to be Toltec work, and the Mexican hieroglyphic writing and calendar.
Centeotl, the goddess of the allnourishing maize, was patroness of the earth and mother of the gods, while Mictlanteuctli, lord of dead-land, ruled over the departed in the dim under-world.
As to sacrifice, maize and other vegetables were offered, and occasionally rabbits, quails, &c., but, in the absence of cattle, human sacrifice was the chief rite, and cannibalism prevailed at the feasts.
paddle the canoe and fish, while the girls learn to spin and weave, grind maize, and cook - good conduct being enforced by punishments of increasing severity, up to pricking their bodies with aloethorns and holding their faces over burning chillies.
Maize or Indian corn was cultivated on patches of ground where, as in the Hindu jam, the trees and bushes were burnt and the seed planted in the soil manured by the ashes.
The maize was ground with a stone roller on the grinding stone or metlatl, still known over Spanish America as the metate, and the meal baked into thin oval cakes called by Aztecs tlaxcalli, and by Spaniards tortilla, which resemble the chapati of India and the oatcake of Scotland.
The notion that the ruined cities now buried in the Central-American forests were of great antiquity and the work of extinct nations has no solid evidence; some of them may have been already abandoned before the conquest, but others were inhabited by the ancestors of the Indians who now build their mean huts and till their patches of maize round the relics of the grander life of their ancestors.
The soil is fertile, producing wheat, maize, grapes, figs, pomegranates and wine.
Maize and millet are the chief crops.
In Europe the corn spirit sometimes immanent in the crop, sometimes a presiding deity whose life does not depend on that of the growing corn, is conceived in some districts in the form of an ox, hare or cock, in others as an old man or woman; in the East Indies and America the rice or maize mother is a corresponding figure; in classical Europe and the East we have in Ceres and Demeter, Adonis and Dionysus, and other deities, vegetation gods whose origin we can readily trace back to the rustic corn spirit.
The chief crops are maize, wheat, barley, beans, rye, hemp, potatoes and tobacco.
Maize, wine and timber are largely exported.
Parts of the Peten district are equally fertile, maize in this region yielding two hundredfold from unmanured soil.
Maize, beans and bananas, varied occasionally with dried meat and fresh pork, form their staple diet; drunkenness is common on pay-days and festivals, when large quantities of a fiery brandy called chicha are consumed.
Wheat, maize and potatoes are the chief crops.
All the islands possess a very fertile soil; there are forests of coco-nut palms, and among the products are rice, maize, sweetpotatoes, yams, coffee, cotton, vanilla and various tropical fruits, the papaw tree being abundant.
Its culms and leaves afford excellent fodder for cattle; and the grain, of which the yield in favourable situations is upwards of a hundredfold, is used for the same purposes as maize, rice, corn and other cereals.
Payen gives only 7% of gluten in rice as compared with 22% in the finest wheat, 14 in oats and 12 in maize.
The principal crops are - in the cold weather, maize and bajra; in the spring, wheat, barley and gram.
It has the appearance of a Mussulman town on account of its mosques (only two of which are in use) and it is a centre of trade in wheat, maize, tobacco and cocoons.
The exports, which include beans, almonds, maize, chick-peas, wool, hides, wax, eggs, &c., were valued at 360,000 in 1900, £364,000 in 1904, and £248,000 in 1906.
The islands are mostly rocky, or sandy and barren, but such portions as are under cultivation yield sugar, maize, coffee, cotton and indigo.
The principal agricultural products are wheat, maize, rye, oats and fruit, namely olives, figs and melons.
The south-western plain, though rendered unhealthy by lagoons, and central Aetolia yield good crops of currants, vine, maize and tobacco, which are conveyed by railway from Agrinion and Anatolikon to the coast.
The plains on the east and west lie at a lower level and are eroded by larger rivers, clothed with forest, showing more sawahs and ladangs, or dry ricefields, and, near the rivers, planted with jagong (maize), coffee and fruits.
The principal cultivated plants, apart from sugar-cane and coffee, are rice (in great variety of kinds), the coco-nut palm, the areng palm, the areca and the sago palms, maize, yams, and sweet potatoes; and among the fruit trees are the Indian tamarind, pomegranate, guava, papaw, orange and lemon.
With the possible exception of oats, the cereals do not suffice for home consumption, and maize is imported in large quantities for cattle-feeding, and barley for the distilleries and breweries.
The staple diet of the Paraguayans is still, as when the Spaniards first came, maize and mandioca (the chief ingredient in the excellent chipa or, Paraguayan bread), varied, it may be, with the seeds of the Victoria regia, whose magnificent blossoms are the great feature of several of the lakes and rivers.
Smaller areas are devoted to maize, buckwheat, pease, rape, hemp, flax, hops and tobacco.
In ordinary years in southern India the maize and the millet, which form so large a portion of the p easants' food, can be raised without irrigation, but it is required for the more valuable rice or sugar-cane.
He soon recognized that with such a climate and soil, with a teeming population, and with the markets of Europe so near they might produce in Egypt something more profitable than wheat and maize.
It should also be noticed that on the higher strip bordering the river it is the custom to take advantage of its nearness to raise water by pumps, or other machinery, and thereby to grow valuable crops of sugar-cane, maize or vegetables.
The population is backward, and the black soil is of a nature that in ordinary years can raise fair crops of cotton, millet and maize without artificial watering.
Maize only ripens in the south.
To these in some districts are added spelt, buckwheat, millet, rice-wheat, lesser spelt and maize.
Indian corn (maize) is an important field crop, and tobacco is cultivated on a large scale.
The shipping trade amounts to £500,000 to £600,000 a year, almost entirely manganese ore, with some maize.
Cotton and rubber are found in considerable quantities, and fields of maize, corn, rice and sugarcane bear witness to the fertility of the soil.
The natives grow several kinds of bananas, yams and batatas, maize, pea-nuts, sugar-cane, sorghum and pepper.
The chief agricultural products are wheat, barley, millet, oats, maize, cotton, indigo and tobacco.
Cotton, sugar and rice are the chief summer crops; wheat, barley, flax an.d vegetables are chiefly winter crops; maize, millet and flood rice are Nih crops; millet and vegetables are also, but in a less degree, summer crops.
Maize in Lower Egypt and millet (of which there are several varieties) in Upper Egypt are largely grown for home consumption, these grains forming a staple food of the peasantry.
The stalk of the maize is also a very useful article.
Flour mills are found in every part of the country, the maize and other grains being ground for home consumption.
If this is so, and the endosperm like the embryo is normally the product of a sexual act, hybridization will give a hybrid endosperm as it does a hybrid embryo, and herein (it is suggested) we may have the explanation of the phenomenon of xenia observed in the mixed endosperms of hybrid races of maize and other plants, regarding which it has only been possible hitherto to assert that they were indications of the extension of the influence of the pollen beyond the egg and its product.
The chief crop is maize; but wheat, rye and other grains, potatoes, saffron, hemp, flax and tobacco are also grown.
Its name is an Indian word said to mean "maize land."
In the plains are also grown coffee, indigo, maize and sugar, katyang (native beans), cotton and tobacco.
the vegetation is distinctively tropical, including among its economic products cacao, cotton, sugar, tobacco, rice, maize, yucca (also known as cassava and mandioca), peanuts, bananas, sweet potatoes, yams, arracacha (Conium moschatum, H.
above the sea, the indigenous species include the potato, maize, oca (Oxalis tuberosa), and quinua (Chenopodium quinoa), and the exotic species, wheat, barley, oats, alfalfa (Medicago saliva), and most of the fruits and vegetables of the northern temperate zone.
Maitland is the centre of the rich agricultural district of the Hunter valley, which produces maize, wheat and other cereals, lucerne, tobacco, fruit and wine; excellent coal also is worked in the vicinity.
Timber comes chiefly from North America and Scandinavia, alcohol from Cuba and the United States, wheat and flour from various British possessions, maize from Morocco and Argentina.
Besides wheat, the following crops are to a greater or less extent cultivated - barley, millet, sesame, maize, beans, peas, lentils, kursenni (a species of vetch used as camel-food) and, in some parts of the country, tobacco.
The soil of Bukovina is fertile, and agriculture has made great progress, the principal products being wheat, maize, rye, oats, barley, potatoes, flax and hemp. Cattlerearing constitutes another important source of revenue.
Small grains of an unknown variety have been found in the ancient tombs of Peru, and Darwin found heads of maize embedded on the shore in Peru at 85 ft.
Bonafous, however (Histoire naturelle du mais), quotes authorities (Bock, 1532, Ruel and Fuchs) as believing that it came from Asia, and maize was said by Santa Rosa de Viterbo to have been brought by the Arabs into Spain in the 13th century.
A drawing of maize is also given by Bonafous from a Chinese work on natural history, Li-chi-tchin, dated 1562, a little over sixty years after the discovery of the New World.
Some hold the view that maize originated from a common Mexican fodder grass, Euchlaena mexicana, known as Teosinte, a closely allied plant which when crossed with maize yields a maize-like hybrid.
As an article of food maize is one of the most extensively used grains in the world.
Maize contains more oil than any other cereal, ranging from 3.5 to 9.5% in the commercial grain.
When maize is sown broadcast or closely planted in drills the ears may not develop at all, but the stalk is richer in sugar and sweeter; and this is the basis of growing " corn-fodder."
Tobacco, maize and potatoes have been introduced; and the aloe and prickly pear, called in Morocco the Christian fig, are also found.
It consists of rice, varieties of millet and sorghum, of maize, Phaseolus Mungo, tobacco, beet, turnips, &c. The loftier regions have but one harvest.
In Gujarat about half the grain area is under millets or maize in ordinary years.
Many of the roots and vegetables of Europe have been introduced, as well as some of those peculiar to the tropics, including maize, millet, yams, manioc, dhol, gram, &c. Small quantities of tea, rice and sago, have been grown, as well as many of the spices (cloves, nutmeg, ginger, pepper and allspice),' and also cotton, indigo, betel, camphor, turmeric and vanilla.
Lower down durra, maize and bultuc grow in profusion.
Its principal products are cotton, wheat and opium - the anti-opium decrees of 1906 had little effect on the province up to 1910 - and these it exchanges with the neighbouring provinces for coal, iron, salt, &c. Kao-liang, pulse, millet, maize, groundnut, barley, beans, pease, lucerne, and rape seed are also grown.
The Aztec Quetzalcoatl taught metallurgy and agriculture, gave abundance of maize, also wisdom and freedom from disease.
The exports are: - Cereals, cotton, cotton seed, dried fruits, drugs, fruit, gall nuts, gum tragacanth, liquorice root, maize, nuts, olive oil, opium, rice, sesame, sponges, storax, timber, tobacco, valonia, walnut wood, wine, yellow berries, carpets, cotton yarn, cocoons, hides, leather, mohair, silk, silk stuffs, rugs, wax, wool, leeches, live stock, minerals, &c. The imports are: - Coffee, cotton cloths, cotton goods, crockery, drysalteries, fezzes, glass-ware, haberdashery, hardware, henna, ironware, jute, linen goods, manufactured goods, matches, petroleum, salt, sugar, woollen goods, yarns, &c.
Business, rapidly declining, is still carried on in wheat, maize, oil, sesame, &c., in the town market.
The ordinary crops are millet, sesamum, cotton, maize, rice, gram, and a great variety of peas and beans.
Maize and quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) were known in Chile before the arrival of Europeans, but it is not certain that they are indigenous.
Maize (Indian corn) is grown in every part of Chile except the rainy south where the grain cannot ripen, and is a principal article of food.
The green maize furnishes two popular national dishes, choclos and humitas, which are eaten by both rich and poor.
Peas, beans, lentils, gram, maize, millet, are also universally cultivated, and exported, from the Persian Gulf ports to India and the Arabian coast.
The crops cultivated are rice, of an excellent quality, cassava, maize and ginger.
The cereal most grown is maize (known in South Africa as mealies); kaffir corn, wheat, barley and oats are also largely cultivated.
Rice, maize, cocoa-nuts, sugar-cane and a variety of fruits are grown; and some tobacco is exported to Europe; but by far the most important production is the sago palm, which grows abundantly in the swampy districts, especially of Eastern Ceram, and furnishes a vast supply of food, not only to Ceram itself, but to other islands to the east.
At the lower elevations rice, maize and millets are common, wheat and barley at a somewhat higher level, and buckwheat and amaranth usually on the poorer lands, or those recently reclaimed from forest.
The staple diet of the labouring classes and small farmers is fish, especially the dried codfish called bacalhdo, rice, beans, maize bread and meal, olive oil, fruit and vegetables.
The principal grain-crops are maize, wheat and rye; rice is grown among the marshes of the coast.
The imports were raw and manufactured cotton, wool and silk, wheat and maize, coal, iron and machinery, dried codfish, sugar, rice, hides and skins, oils.
Skins, hides and maize are also exported.
On a rich soil a crop of maize or vegetables is grown during the rainy season, and after its removal in September the ground is prepared for the poppy-culture.
The imports are French wines, spirits and liqueurs; silk and cotton stuffs, tobacco, hardware, glass, earthenware, clothing, preserved meat, fish, and vegetables, maize, flour, hay, bran, oils and cattle.
The imports, exceeding f1,000,000 in annual value, include large quantities of wheat and maize, while the exports (about £9000 annually) are chiefly of cattle, provisions, butter and fish.
Wheat 1,939,400 Maize 189,000 Oats.
Wheat Maize .
Hay crops and maize rank next in importance to wheat.
The crops principally raised are wheat and maize, though here, as well as in other parts of the government, barley, flax, tobacco, water-melons, gourds, fruit, wine, saffron and madder are grown.
above sea-level), chestnut, apricot, apple, pear, plum, cherry, melon, tea (on the coast between SukhumKaleh and Batum), maize (yielding the staple food of the inhabitants), wheat (up to 6000 ft.), potatoes, peas, currants, cotton, rice, colza and tobacco.
They grew bananas, manioc, the sweet potato, the sugarcane, maize, sorghum, rice, millet, eleusine and other fruits and vegetables, as well as tobacco, but the constant state of fear in which they lived, either of their neighbours or of the Arabs, offered small inducement to industry.
Nor can it be said that under their white masters the natives have become great agriculturists, though plantations have been established both by the state and private companies, and coffee, cocoa, tobacco, rice and maize are grown for export.
Less familiar are the grains of warmer climates - rice, maize, millet and sorgho, or the sugar-cane.
maize, many Andropogons, sugar-cane).
The very long and apparently simple stigma of maize arises from the union of two.
Zea Mays (maize, q.v., or Indian corn) (q.v.).
The soil is admirably cultivated, the principal crops being wheat, rice, barley, maize, millet, lucerne, tobacco, vegetables and fruit.
- among them maize, durra, wheat, barley, rye, teff, pease, cotton and sugar-cane - and many kinds of fruit trees are cultivated.
Spices (cloves, cinnamon, nutmegs) were the chief articles of trade in the 18th century, and these with cotton, coffee, tobacco, sugar, maize and rice were the main crops grown until about 1850.
The majority of the outlying islands are extremely fertile, coco-nut trees and maize growing luxuriantly.
" Cereals, chiefly maize, with green crops and fields of gourds, alternate with fallow land overgrown by coarse grasses, weeds and stunted shrubs.
Vast harvests of wheat and maize ripen on the plains and lower hills.
For months together a Ruman will subsist on vegetables and mamaliga, the maize porridge that forms his staple diet.
He describes the stoneless Walachian plain, with its rich pastures, its crops of maize and millet, and woods so symmetrically planted and carefully kept by Brancovan's orders that hiding in them was out of the question.
Other food and economic plants are coffee, rice, tobacco, sugar-cane, cotton, indigo, vanilla, cassava or "yucca," sweet and white potatoes, wheat, maize, rye, barley, and vegetables of both tropical and temperate climates.
Maize, wheat and other cereals are cultivated on the elevated plateaus, with the fruits and vegetables of the temperate zone, and the European in Bogota is able to supply his table very much as he would do at home.
Other products are maize, cotton, silk and indigo, and the manufactures include carpets without pile, coarse woollens, cottons and silk nettings.
Large herds of cattleare reared on the communal lands, which are productive also, of wheat, rapeseed and maize.
Millet, maize, pumpkins and groundnuts are extensively cultivated.
He reduced the duties on the raw materialswhich the farmers used, such as seed and maize, and in return he called on them to give up the duties on cattle and meat, to reduce largely the duties on butter, cheese and hops, and to diminish the duty on corn-by gradual stages to IS.
Wheat and maize are exported to the Aegean islands and to Turkish ports on the mainland; barley, oats and linseed to Great Britain; canary seed chiefly to Australia; beans to France and Spain.
Maize and wheat are the chief cereals; potatoes, flax and vegetables are also produced.
Sugar and pineapples are the chief products for export, but sweet potatoes, yams, maize and guinea corn are grown for local consumption.
Excellent crops of wheat, barley, maize, sesame, millet, cotton, opium, tobacco and rice are grown, and several of the oases, e.g.
A considerable amount of trade is done in the export of wool, hides, cotton, carpets, silks, felts, cereals (wheat, barley, maize, rice), sheep, fruit and vegetables, and in tea, silver, porcelain and opium imported from China, cloth and groceries from India, and cloth, cottons, silks, sugar, matches and leather from West Turkestan and Russia.
To these must be added wine (mostly of excellent quality) of an annual value of about one million sterling, peas and beans, maize, fruit, chiefly cherries and apples, beets and tobacco, and garden and dairy produce.
The plains of Esdraelon, and the Buttauf, and the plateau of el-Ahma are all remarkable for the rich basaltic soil which covers them, in which corn, cotton, maize, sesame, tobacco, millet and various kinds of vegetable are grown, while indigo and sugar-cane were cultivated in former times.
Tobacco, maize, sweet potatoes, yams, kava, taro, beans and pumpkins, are the principal crops.
There are also exported maize, vanilla and a variety of fruits in small quantities; pearl and other shells and bechede-mer.
These animals are of great use and profit to their masters, for their wool is very good and fine, particularly that of the species called pacas, which have very long fleeces; and the expense of their food is trifling, as a handful of maize suffices them, and they can go four or five days without water.
The vine and maize are everywhere cultivated, as well as olives and other southern products.
The vine and maize are cultivated in favourable situations, and wheat and other kinds of grain are generally grown.
The winters are here long and cold; the vine and maize are no longer cultivated,the principal crops being wheat, barley, oats, rye, hemp and flax.
At the base are found vines and maize; on the lower slopes are green pastures, or wheat, barley and other kinds of corn; above are often forests of oak, ash, elm, &c.; and still higher the yew and the fir may be seen braving the climatic conditions.
Among the food-giving plants are rice - the staff of life to the majority of the Malagasy - in many varieties, maize, millet, manioc, yams,;sweet-potatoes, arrowroot, which is largely used by the western tribes - as well as numerous vegetables, many of them of foreign introduction.
The principal products are barley, oats, rye, wheat, maize and leguminous plants.
Wheat, maize, wine (especially the red wine which takes the name of Chianti from the district S.S.W.
Maize also is cultivated in all the provinces; nevertheless, its cultivation is limited, since, being a summer crop, it requires irrigation except in the Atlantic provinces, and other products generally yield a more profitable return where irrigation is pursued.
two shillings a quarter on foreign corn but excepting maize, and 5% on meat and dairy produce excluding bacon; (3) a ro% general tariff on imported manufactured goods.
The town is connected by rail with the main Transcaucasian railway to Tiflis, and is the chief port for the export of naphtha and paraffin oil, carried hither in great part through pipes laid down from Baku, but partly also in tank railway-cars; other exports are wheat, manganese, wool, silkworm-cocoons, liquorice, maize and timber (total value of exports nearly 52 millions sterling annually).
The United Ste tes takes the foremost place in the world for the production of cottonseed and maize oils, lard, bone fat and fish oils.
In the surrounding gardens and fields walnuts, apricots, wheat, barley, maize, &c. are grown.
There is an active shipping trade with Melbourne in maize and other grain, hops, fruit and dairy produce.
Of plants that furnish food for man the most important are rice, maize and millet, coffee, the coco-nut tree, sago-palm, the obi or native potato, the bread-fruit and the tamarind; with lemons, oranges, mangosteens, wild-plums, Spanish pepper, beans, melons and sugar-cane.
A growing acreage of Grain Maize is now being harvested.
The fungus which produces aflatoxin grows on crops like maize and peanuts when they are stored for long periods in hot climates.
The GM beet was tolerant to glyphosate, the GM maize and oilseed rape were tolerant to glufosinate ammonium.
Detection and typing of maize streak virus and other distantly related geminiviruses of grasses by polymerase chain reaction amplification of a conserved viral sequence.
anhydrous colloidal silica, maize starch, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate.
borer insects pests of maize.
Pest resistance The corn borer destroys up to 7% of the world's maize harvest each year.
Cereal by-products - wheat chaff, maize gluten feed, rice bran.
They may be coated to increase their storage life, using maize protein or vegetable cellulose.
Paul, A.-L. and Ferl, R.J. (1998) Higher order chromatin structures in maize and arabidopsis.
Then ten maize grains are shelled off from the center of each maize cob.
They grow robusta and a little unwashed arabica coffee, as well as mixed beans, sorghum, maize and banana.
constitutive expression of the encoded proteins in genetically modified maize.
contamination of Mexican maize landraces.
corn borer destroys up to 7% of the world's maize harvest each year.
corn borer insects pests of maize.
cross-pollinate with any other crop except maize.
Organic organizations say that cross-pollination could take place between the GM maize and the organic sweetcorn grown at Ryton.
cultivation of Bt maize also promises less pesticide use and reduced mycotoxin levels in the edible product.
cutlets coat with barley flour batter and maize flakes and fry.
degradable as they are made primarily from maize oil and degradable synthetic polymer.
Why we grow maize trials at Lackham Grainseed (Maize) Ltd undertakes detailed replicated trials on the college farm.
Amazing cereal links As harvest time approaches, cereal crops such as maize and wheat look very different from each other in the field.
Kidney and blood abnormalities in rats fed one of Monsanto's GM maize in Monsanto's secret dossier.
flaked maize in the grist subtlely hints at crisp corn flavors.
forage maize hectares Correct manuring Correct manuring is vital to the success of the crop.
It will also require labeling of corn gluten feed produced from GM maize.
Farmers are encouraged to grow maize without fertilizers by using green manures.
Caramel (E150) and xanthan gum (E415) may be derived from maize.
In the US, around 25% of the maize harvest is genetically modified.
Ban on triazine herbicides likely to reduce but not negate relative benefits of GMHT maize cropping.
The toxin is released in root exudates from a number of maize hybrids expressing three different transformation events  .
Around 300,000 food businesses will be affected, subject to them using food and food ingredients containing GM soya or maize.
With Bt maize, the reduction in use of insecticides should result in less harm to beneficial insects.
intercropping maize with kale for silage production can have advantages in terms of yield and weed suppression over the crops grown alone.
introgression of a few individual transgenes is unlikely to have any major biological effect on genetic diversity in maize landraces.
kibbled maize, rolled naked oats, raisins, sultanas.
The green lacewing is an important predator of the insect pests of maize.
Europe could on Wednesday come one step closer to selling a new genetically modified maize marketed by US company Monsanto.
The inclusion of flaked maize in the grist subtlely hints at crisp corn flavors.
An authorisation for cultivation for Bt11 maize is pending and has not yet been granted.
Sources of non-GM maize are available in the US, despite its claims otherwise.
Greatest yield increases were found with insect-resistant maize, while herbicide-tolerant soybeans gave the greatest cost savings through reduced herbicide use.
In contrast, growing GMHT maize was better for many groups of wildlife than conventional maize.
Nobody is talking of address by the United States, the home of the culprit transgenic maize.
Results for aflatoxin contamination of Argentinian maize were comparable to recent results obtained by UK industry.
maize silage with limited ear formation.
maize starch in MacCartney bottles in a shaking water bath.
maize flour porridge is the staple food.
maize ubiquitin and CaMV 35S while the transcription terminators were nos  .
Insects living among, for example, Bt maize might develop resistance to the Bt protein.
Wheat, oilseed rape and potatoes are the main arable crops, alongside forage maize frown for the 180 strong dairy herd.
They are intended to monitor the long term impact of the cultivation of an AgrEvo GM fodder maize.
The opportunity for Mexican farmers and society to benefit from biotech maize has been unnecessarily delayed.
Or Some of our foods may contain ingredients produced from genetically modified soya and/or maize.
Even enormous maize mazes which are cut out of fields of growing corn and which last for a single summer season.
mealie meal, our national food staple made from maize.
Other food crops include millet, sorghum and maize.
milling of maize for flour production.
Figure 2 shows traditional dry milling of maize for flour production.
modifysgenic maize modified for avidin production is resistant to storage insect pests [14, 15] .
modifyrmation regarding these labeling requirements can be found in the Guidance notes on the labeling of food containing genetically modified soya or maize.
In 1970, for example, a blight spread quickly through America's vast maize monocultures, destroying more than 10 million acres of corn.
In some areas, maize mush is fried or baked.
mycotoxins in staple African crops such as maize, groundnuts and dried fruits.
Ingredients: chopped peanuts, sunflower hearts, kibbled maize, pinhead oatmeal, canary seed and yellow millet.
pest resistance The corn borer destroys up to 7% of the world's maize harvest each year.
The maize crop was in its second year, weeds were being stopped, and the Inga was recycling nutrients, including phosphorus.
Both pUC18 plasmid and transgenic maize DNA were used in the experiments.
maize porridge is the weaning food for babies in Nigeria.
predator of the insect pests of maize.
The maize harvest fell by 32 per cent due to erratic rainfall during the agricultural season.
It also includes detailed results for each of the four FSEs: winter-sown oilseed rape; spring-sown oilseed rape; beet; and maize.
Used in various vegetarian recipes; tests found traces of GM maize H & B soya protein mince What is it?
Three crops are involved - sugar beet, oilseed rape and fodder maize - all modified to be herbicide resistant.
Fifty miles away, beside a 600-strong camp of Zanu militia, lorries were unloading sacks of maize.
Polenta is made by stirring the maize flour into boiling water, traditionally in a heavy copper saucepan.
scolded maggots mixed with maize flake and fishmeal groundbait.
maize silage from the previous autumn is often used most successfully.
The tablets also contain the following ingredients: anhydrous colloidal silica, maize starch, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate.
silo systems and in the north of the region maize driers are also important in the region.
smother crops of maize, vetches or mustard will assist in choking out the weed.
For example, South African farmers are already growing transgenic pest-resistant maize, and this year began planting transgenic soy.
Maize (or corn) is also an important dietary staple in much of the third world.
staple food, maize meal, cannot be found.
Exp Merigel 113 Instant starches Global Exp Merigel 113 is a highly crosslinked and stabilized pregelatinised waxy maize starch.
Merigel 310 Instant starches Global Merigel 310 is a highly crosslinked pregelatinised waxy maize starch.
Various modifications of maize starch can be made to obtain the desired results in foods.
Also contains saccharin, maize starch, sucrose, calcium stearate and peppermint oil flavoring.
Is it a herd of elephants kicking up a dust storm, or a giant caldron of maize being cooked?
Late payments by the GMB also stymied farmers ' initiative to grow maize.
Apart from rice other important food crops include sugar cane, maize, cassava, potatoes and sweet potatoes.
Maize fields will normally be plowed followed by seedbed preparation leaving a reasonably fine surface tilth at least 7.5cm (3 inches) deep.
triazine herbicides likely to reduce but not negate relative benefits of GMHT maize cropping.
xanthan gum (E415) may be derived from maize.
Cranberry contains xylitol which may be derived from maize.
Free from sugar salt starch wheat maize gluten lactose yeast dairy phosphates artificial colors preservatives and dyes.
Maize is the favourite grain for home consumption, but considerable quantities of this cereal, as well as, barley, rye and oats are exported.
Next in importance to wheat comes maize, occupying about 7% of the total area of the country, and cultivated almost everywhere as an alternative crop. The production of maize in 1905
Again, the curious distortions on the stems of nettles attacked by the Aecidium form of the heteroecious Puccina (]aricis (see FUNGf for Heteroecism), or on maize stems and leaves attacked by Ustilago Maydis, or on the inflorescence of crucifers infested with Cystopus, &c., are not individually very destructive; it is the cumulative effects of numerous attacks or of extensive epidemics which eventually tell.
The cultivated plants of the Indian region include wheat, barley, rice and maize; various millets, Sorghum, Penicillaria, Panicum and Eleusine; many pulses, peas and beans; mustard and rape; ginger and turmeric; pepper and capsicum; several Cucurbitaceae; tobacco, Sesamum, poppy, Crotolaria and Cannabis; cotton, indigo and sugar; coffee and tea; oranges, lemons of many sorts; pomegranate, mango, figs, peaches, vines and plantains.
JOB'S TEARS, in botany, the popular name for Coix LachrymaJobi, a species of grass, of the tribe maydeae, which also includes the maize (see Grasses).
Flora.-Almost every description of grain is found, especially wheat and maize, besides Turkish pepper or paprika, rape-seed, hemp and flax, beans, potatoes and root crops.
The more level parts of the shores have a fertile soil and produce a variety of crops, including rice, maize, manioc, sweet potatoes, sugar-cane, &c., &c. The waters display an abundance of animal life, crocodiles and hippopotami occurring in the bays and river mouths, which are also the haunts of waterfowl of many kinds.
The chief products are wheat, millets, pulses of various kinds, maize, rice, linseed and other oil-seeds; poppy, yielding the Malwa opium; sugar-cane, cotton, tobacco, indigo, garlic, turmeric and ginger.
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