Competitive Exams: Crops Maize

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