Maize is one of the versatile emerging crops with wider adaptability under varied agro-climatic conditions. Globally, maize is known as queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among the cereals. It is cultivated on nearly 150 m/ha in about 160 countries having wider diversity of soil, climate, biodiversity and management practices that contributes 36 % (782 m/t) in
the global grain production. The United States of America (USA) is the largest producer of maize contributes nearly 35 % of the total production in the world. It is the driver of the US economy. This book talks about the improvement, production, protection and post harvest technology of the maize crop.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Origin of maize crop 3. Breeding methodology for maize 4. Maize breeding activities in India 5. Genetics of maize crop 6. Growth and development stages 7. Nutritive value of maize grain 8. Climate effects maize production 9. Date of sowing for maize 10. Physiology of maize 11. Integrated nutrient management 12. Water management 13. Maize based intercropping systems 14. Integrated weed management 15. Maize based cropping systems 16. Farm implements for maize cultivation 17. Rainfed maize cultivation 18. Baby corn cultivation 19. Sweet corn cultivation 20. Popcorn cultivation 21. High oil corn cultivation 22. Integrated pest management 23. Integrated disease management 24. Integrated nematode management 25. Harvesting 26. Types of corn 27. Fodder maize cultivation 28. Seed production in maize 29. Genetic modified maize 30. Uses of maize grain 31. Status of maize processing 32. Value addition of maize grain 33. Quality protein maize cultivation 34. Rabi maize cultivation 35. Kharif maize cultivation 36. Spring maize cultivation
A. Solaimalai, Associate Professor (Agronomy), Agricultural Research Station, TNAU
P. Anantharaju, Assistant Professor (PB&G), Department of Pulses, TNAU
S. Irulandi, Assistant Professor (Agrl. Entomology), Horticultural College and Research Institute
M. Theradimani, Dean, College of Agricultural Technology