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The earliest physical evidence for domesticated maize, what some cultures call corn, dates to at least 8,700 calendar years ago, and it was probably domesticated by indigenous peoples in the lowland areas of southwestern Mexico, not the highland areas.
An Australian-led study has found corn yield increases during the past 80 years in the U.S.
A University of Missouri student says Pub Corn, an alcohol-flavored popcorn snack he invented, has become a hit with people who can't drink real liquor. Cary Silverman, a business management major at the school, said he was inspired to create Pub Corn after seeing teenagers sneaking alcohol into movie theaters, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo., reported Wednesday. I soaked the kernels in whiskey, Silverman said, describing his early attempts to creating the snack.
University of Illinois plant geneticist Stephen Moose has developed a corn plant with enormous potential for biomass, literally. It yields corn that would make good silage, Moose said, due to a greater number of leaves and larger stalk, which could also make it a good energy crop.
Botanists say they're puzzled about why oak trees from Virginia to Kansas and north to Nova Scotia failed to produce acorns this year. It's a zero year. There's zero production.
By GALLOWAY, Jill There is something of a stand-off between dairy farmers and maize growers as they try to sort out the going price for maize silage, says Mark Burke from Pioneer Seeds. "In the end it's up to individuals to pay what they think the maize is worth to them.
U.S. agricultural geneticists say they've identified a gene that's essential in controlling development of maize, a plant known in the United States as corn.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Movie munchers beware! A New York judge says popcorn purchasers worried about breaking a tooth on unpopped kernels should nibble carefully -- or eat something else.
Chihuahua white pine (Pinus strobiformis) is found in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Northern Mexico as well as in southern Mexico through Chihuahua and Durango to Jalisco. This pine has also been found growing in the US in AZ, CO, NM, and TX. Other common names include Border pine and Southwestern White pine. The Chihuahua white pine is a small to medium sized tree growing to heights of 50-80 feet with a height of 98 feet in perfect growing conditions. This tree likes to grow in...
Three Sisters crop is a technique of gardening used primarily by Native Americans, but gardeners of any kind may also use this technique. These crops use three types of plants; in the Tewa tribe, they use four. The traditional seeds used are corn, beans, and squash. There are many benefits from this method, the first being the use of the corn stalks for the beans to grow on. The beans themselves then provide nitrogen for the corn and squash, while giving the corn amino acids, lysine, and...
The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs are oval and look like onions. The flowers are cream colored or white and grow in pointed clusters....
The four species of wild rice comprise the genus Zizania, a group of grasses that grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams. Often, only the flowering head rises above the water. Three of the four species are native to North America: Northern wild rice (Zizania palustris) is an annual plant native to the Great Lakes region of North America. Wild rice (Z. aquatica), also an annual, grows in the Saint Lawrence River and on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.