Corn (Latin name: Zea mays L.) is an annual herb of the genus Polygonaceae. Alias: Yuxi, stick, Baogu, Baomi, Baosu, Yuxi, glutinous rice, pearl rice, gourd, big Milo, Northeast Liaoning dialect called pearl grain, Chaozhou dialect called glutinous rice kernel, Cantonese called corn, Cantonese called Fanfan wheat.
Maize is an annual monoecious cross-pollinated plant with tall plants and strong stems. It is an important food crop and feed crop. It is also the world's highest-yielding crop. Its planting area and total yield are second only to rice and wheat. Corn has long been known as longevity food, rich in protein, fat, vitamins, trace elements, cellulose, etc., and has great potential for developing high-nutrition, highly biologically functional foods. However, due to its complex heredity and rich variety of variation, there are shortcomings in the conventional breeding process, such as excessive cycle length, excessive coefficient of variation, and affecting the growth and development of offspring. Modern biological breeding techniques not only overcome the above shortcomings and shortcomings. It also increases the speed and quality of breeding.
Corn is sweet and can be used in a variety of dishes, such as corn, corn, etc. It is also the main raw material for industrial alcohol and shochu.
In August 2018, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and the Banking Regulatory Commission issued a notice to include the corn crop seed production in the Central Financial Agricultural Insurance premium subsidy list.