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Zea mays L.
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ZEMA

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat Medium
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Yellow
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 8.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 16000
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 23000
Precipitation, Minimum 20
Precipitation, Maximum 50
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 8
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 32
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 1134
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain Yes
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/25/2014 04:33 AM CDT