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Zea mays subsp. mays
Synonyms: Z. mays subsp. everta

Common Name(s): Popcorn
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Precipitation: 28 to 50 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to coarse
Soil Drainage: Very Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Conditions similar to maize. Light soils promote fall dry down and harvest.
Pythium, Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Cercospora, Rust, Anthrachose
Food -


Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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