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maize

the Indian corn Zea mays, possibly the most intensively investigated higher plant. It is a common food source which may be processed into e.g. cornflakes.

maize

a staple crop part of the food supply for humans and animals in many countries. One of its best uses is as a chopped green crop or as ensilage. Called also Zea mays. The grain is usually referred to as corn (3) in the USA or as maize in other countries. A full range of maize grain products is available and includes hominy, grits, maize germ meal and maize gluten meal (a high protein feed).

maize crop poisoning
a form of carbohydrate engorgement caused when cattle accidentally gain access to a standing crop or when confined animals are fed too much of it. See also carbohydrate engorgement.
maize stalk disease
caused by ingestion of maize stalks infected with Diplodia maydis fungus. Characterized by dullness, head pressing, compulsive walking. Called also cornstalk disease.
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Usborne Books added 10% to the amount, making PS268 to be spent on new children's books for Cornfields.
In its April 28 report, the DA recorded heavy damage to 6,003 ha of cornfields in the Cordillera that cost farmers P68.
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Jan Titley, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: "It's not long until the official launch of The Cornfields and, with interest in the new homes already running high, I would advise aspiring purchasers to register theirs as soon as possible, so they have the best chance of choosing their perfect plot.
With a one-bedroom apartment available from pounds 59,995 at The Hawthorns and a three-bedroom house from only pounds 99,995 at The Cornfields, Bett Homes is expecting a surge in interest over the summer.
In fact, I'd read plenty of articles over the years bemoaning standing cornfields as the reason that certain hunters, and especially bowhunters, weren't harvesting deer in and around the rut.
Maze masters have their own method for carving cornfields into living labyrinths.
The 5-acre cornfield maze at Pierce College -- and a two-year-old maze run by Forneris Farms in Mission Hills -- are among more than 500 that have cropped up across the country this year amid a growing national maze craze.
Standing cornfields are another excellent location.
farmers plant at least 20 percent of their cornfields with a non-Bt variety.
So we head farther out, past fields of, well, stuff, past biker bars where women in business suits are chatting outside with tattooed men on Harleys, past train tracks and cornfields.
nor in the abandoned cornfields of indigenous farmers in southern Mexico.