flint corn


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flint corn

n.
A variety of corn (Zea mays var. indurata) having small hard grains.
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flint′ corn`


n.
a variety of corn, Zea mays indurata, with very hard-skinned kernels.
[1695–1705, Amer.]
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Noun1.flint corn - corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endospermflint corn - corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm
field corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
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Since Halee and I have come on, we've begun to grow foodgrade milling grains (wheat, spelt, and flint corn) and have reintroduced livestock to the farm with our fledgling grass-fed beef herd.
Under the National Corn Staple Development Plan, the DA would increase production of quality flint corn for nutrition and food security and to increase the income of farmers, specifically to increase production of flint corn, from 1.952 million metric tons in 2017 to 4.91 MMT by 2022.
The quantity or volume of endosperm conditioning the size of the kernel (e.g., the difference between dent and flint corns or flint corn and popcorn) is polygenic and, in the latter example, is of some taxonomic significance.
There are six major types of corn: dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, flour corn, and sweet corn.
During the grinding process the following parameters were measured: power, voltage, current and power factor, at given intervals (every 10 seconds for flint corn and every 30 seconds for dent corn).
Her 6-year-old daughter, Holly, had her eyes on Jeff Broadie of Lonesome Whistle Farm as he popped kettlefuls of Dakota Black Popcorn from his 44 acres, where he grows seven grains, corn for popping and flint corn for polenta and beans.
I use the heirloom flint corn for meal to make bread, feed the chickens, and strip off the still green leaves after the ears are fully formed, to dry for forage.
The seed industry sells only normal cytoplasm seed, blends containing a high percentage of normal seed, and imports flint corn to relieve the pressure created by a shortage of normal cytoplasm seed
Dent corn, field corn, flint corn, flour corn, popcorn, pod corn, sweet corn, zea mays.