seed corn


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seed corn

n
1. (Agriculture) the good quality ears or kernels of corn that are used as seed
2.
a. assets or investments that are expected to provide profits in the future
b. (as modifier): seed-corn finance.
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Noun1.seed corn - good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for plantingseed corn - good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for planting
seed stock - a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting
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He laughed at theoretical treatises on estate management, disliked factories, the raising of expensive products, and the buying of expensive seed corn, and did not make a hobby of any particular part of the work on his estate.
By giving a chattel mortgage on their growing wheat, they borrowed enough, at twenty per cent, to buy seed corn and a plow.
a farming operation that produces fruits, vegetables, and seed corn, as well as a brokerage operation that supplies processing snap beans to food processors in the U.
Twenty years ago, money was short, but seed corn bags sold for $5 or $10 each," he says.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.
While corn seed production in the United States is overwhelmingly geared toward producing hybrid seed corn, there are a handful of corn breeders who are working to create strong open-pollinated varieties that will not only come closer to competing with hybrids for high yields, but will also offer more complex taste and greater tolerance for regional growing conditions.
Stine agreed to help the Post with a challenge for us to place 1000 bags of seed corn with Iowa farmers.
COUNTRYSIDE: I read the question about saving seed corn and having it shrivel up.
Becoming part of the GROWMARK family of brands will enable Select Seed to continue to offer growers high-performing seed corn along with access to an even broader range of agricultural products and services to improve farm profitability," says Eggerling.
Prairie Brand is a seed company that markets seed corn, soybeans, alfalfa and specialty seed across western Corn Belt states through more than 400 dealers.
With the rising cost of seed corn, it is imperative to make sure that every seed is planted accurately and precisely within the seed furrow for maximum yield potential.
US pesticide maker Dow Agrosciences said yesterday it had agreed to buy Colorado-based hybrid seed corn firm Grand Valley Hybrids to strengthen its western US silage business and its Mycogen Seeds brand.