Many uses for crop including adhesive and clothing
NO OTHER crop utilises sunlight more effectively than maize, and its yield per hectare is the highest of all grain crops.
The products of maize not only feed humans and animals, but are also used in a variety of other downstream products.
The starch part of the kernel is used in foods and many other products such as adhesives, clothing and pharmaceutical tablets and in paper production. The starch can be converted into sweeteners.
The oil from the embryo is used in cooking oils, margarine and salad dressings.
The protein, hulls and soluble part of the maize kernel are used in animal and poultry feed.
Maize is harvested from May to August, depending on when the farmer planted his fields. – Helmo Preuss