Although corn has a wide-ranging climatic adaptability, it shows considerably higher yield in hot regions.
Ideally, corn requires higher day and night temperatures, but the temperature should not be excessively high, because it will lead to root rot. Corn also requires sufficient moisture in the soil because its root system is shallow and the roots cannot traverse very far in search of water.
The optimum soil conditions include loamy and medium-to-heavy soil that also has enough bacteria and proper drainage.
It is also very common to grow accompanying plants with corn as they fulfil the main plant’s additional nutritive requirements.
The corn crop requires around 60-100 days to reach the harvesting stage.
Production of corn oil
Corn oil is produced from corn germ. The production of corn oil takes place through the solvent extraction method and corn oil has a high smoke point. It is also used in various products and acts as the raw material for the production of biodiesel.
The production of corn oil includes the extraction of corn germ; the germ’s pretreatment and pre-pressing; solvent extraction and crude...
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