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A variety of traditional maize seeds in Peru.

Choose the Right Corn Seeds

Seed should be chosen that contains desirable nutrient charac­teristics if you are growing grain or silage to feed animals. Among the hybrid varieties, there is a wide difference in protein quality and quantity. Most corn varieties are low in three essential amino acids, lysine, methionine, and tryptophan, so new hybrid varieties, general­ly called high-lysine corn, […]

A GMO corn field in Texas.

Do You Need GMO corn?

The first commercial GM (genetically modified) corn varieties, usually known as Bt corn, were released by a few companies in the mid-1990s, but soon one company, Monsanto, became the industry leader with its Roundup Ready corn.

Corn being processed into ethanol.

Corn Use for Ethanol

For the last several years, the possibility of using corn to produce a vehicle fuel — ethanol — has generated much excite­ment among politicians and the agribusiness industry. Can growing our own fuel really free the U.S. from importing so much foreign oil?