AP: Crops Maize Geography Notes on Production and Distribution of Maize in India

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Agriculture

Maize

  • 18 - 270C of temperature
  • 60 - 115cm of rainfall
  • Grown on wide range of soils.
  • In mountainous areas where soils may be thin and slopes are steep, maize can survive when other cereals fail to take root. 75 - 90 % of world՚s production is consumed for feeding animals.
  • Used for preparing industrial alcohol
  • USA, China, Brazil are major producers

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