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Corn/maize shoots can be eaten when they resemble large blades of grass that taste like sweet corn. Young maize shoots look like yellow grass and accumulate a powerful antibiotic substance called DIMBOA, a natural defense against pathogenic bacteria and fungus. Corn does not contain the gluten that causes celiac disease. The whole baby corn in husk may also be eaten, silk and all. Corn/maize kernels are very high in starch, which turns into sugar in the body. The really healthy part of the plant is the cornsilk (see Cornsilk)
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Mean square values for boron as foliar application on yield attributes of maize (Zea mays L.) Source of Df Mean square variation PH CL CD CW GNPC Replication (R) 2 28.58 0.007 0.07 0.074 3.370 Treatments (T) 8 1036.88** 0.997 0.96 650.7** 854.6** Error (R x T) 16 423.24 0.002 0.03 84.59 6.87 Total 26 Source of Df Mean square variation TGW GY BY HI Replication (R) 2 114 0.00021 0.002 0.027 Treatments (T) 8 456.99** 0.0728 0.217 0.575 Error (R x T) 16 49.43 0.0009 0.0005 0.047 Total 26 ** = means significance at P [less than or equal to] 0.05 level of probability.
Botanical macro-remains at Cerro Colorado, (a) fruits of Sarcomphalus mistol; (b) endocarps of Sarcomphalus mistol; (c) fruits and endocarps of Lithraea molloides; (d) seeds and endocarps of Prosopis sp,; (e) endocarps of Schinus cf, areira; (f) endocarp of Geoffroea decorticans; (g) kernel of Zea mays; (h) cotyledon of Phaseolus sp,; (i) grain of Chenopodium quinoa var quinoa; (j) seed of Amaranthus sp, Scale bar (a-h)=10 mm, Scale bar (i-j)=2 mm,
Cultural management manipulation for baby corn (Zea mays Linn.) production, effects of variety and organic manure on the growth and yield of baby corn.
Cytological studies of maize (Zea mays L.) and Teosinte (Zea mexicana Schrade Kuntze) in relation to their origin and evolution.
Evaluation of yield and yield components of maize (Zea mays L.) and okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.
Helicoverpa zea may feed on leaves, pods, and seeds and is often difficult to control if it feeds internally on reproductive structures (Nuenzig 1963; Hardwick 1965; Sharma 2005).
A presenca de formigas pode interferir na abundancia de artropodes sobre plantas de milho Zea mays L.
Field infestation of three maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes by lepidopterous stem borers in Makurdi, Nigeria.