Many alterations have been applied to the area that corn is grown in. The main biome that corn is grown would be grasslands. Grasslands are an extremely important biome for producing food, it was shown that approximately 90% of the food produced today contains at least one of the fifteen species that are grown in grasslands. Unfortunately, for there to be enough space for corn to be grown and harvested, native grasses must be cleared, therefore having a devastating impact on the biome. Corn is known to be the most thirsty crop to be grown, taking up almost 7,000 to 8,000 gallons of water, draining countries, that don't receive as much rain, of their groundwater. Another impact on the environment of corn production would be the excessive use of fertilizers, this is due to the little nutrients returned back to the soil. As corn is mainly used for consumption, very little plant
The results observed do not correspond with the outcome predicted by the hypothesis. Despite the nature of the subjects of the experiments, no substantial growth was observed. Only one seed of the 36 planted germinated, and it could only survive for a period of a week. The one seed that germinated reach a height of 1.2 cm. Table 1 presents the average growth observed in each quad. Each quad had a total of 12 seeds. No seeds were removed during the course of the experiment.
There are many ways to obtain seeds to grow flowers in the springtime, but not all seeds were created equal. Sunflower seeds, for example, can be bought at a garden store in a packet for $1.5 dollars per 6 gram packet, but they can also be found in bird seed for $3.53 dollars per 10 pounds. This experiment intends to find if the germination of a store bought packet of sunflower seeds matches the germination rate of sunflower seeds obtained from a bag of bird seed. While both seeds will germinate, it is believed that the bird seed will not be as robust in growth as the garden seed, due to the fact that the garden seed is made to be grown, while the bird seed is made for consumption.
Corn now a days has a very crucial and important part in our every days lives. It is the second most abundant grain developed for human utilization and is very versatile. Corn has various significances in our food, bio fuel and its medical advantages from the ancient time. The benefits of corn in terms of health and nutritional value is that it contains many vitamins such as the various B-complexes which is
Farming in the Texas Panhandle is a lifestyle. Corn is one of the largest produced crops in the world and in the panhandle. It is a lot of families’ lively hood. These families grow many crops, but corn seems to be one of the most popular. In order to grow corn, they need water, but with the recent drought, these families have been struggling to find alternative methods to produce high yields. Everything from simply just changing their crop to something that needs less water to scientist engineering new breeds of said crop so that it can flourish with less water. In this paper I will cover some of these methods and hopefully give an insight to what these farmers are dealing with on a daily basis.
While experimenting with the green beans, the seeds exposed to the organic plant food germinated within five days of the experiment and the seeds exposed to the chemical plant food germinated within six. The seeds that acted as the control had been expected to grow the least, however, it was surprising that they did not grow at all. Both the chemical and organic fertilizers proved to have positive results on the plants. It was also unexpected when the seeds exposed to the chemical plant food surpassed the height of the other experimental seeds after being shorter. The predicted reason for the increase in growth with seeds given Miracle Grow was because chemical fertilizers automatically store up the nutrients and disperse it constantly throughout
No one particular organism is an exact replica of another. Diversity in the world is key for future generations to adapt to the fast changing world. This lab observed the corn plant of the Zea mays species to determine the genotype for the gene of tall versus dwarf in unknown parent corn plants by observing the seedlings produced. It was hypothesized that one parent is heterozygous while the other is homozygous recessive. The predicted results were that half of the seedlings would contain the tall gene and the other half would have the dwarf gene. Plants were grown for two weeks under
During the second week of the lab we stayed in and watched a film, “King Corn and Big River”. From this film I learned how difficult it is to grow your own corn. It takes a lot of money and if you do not make a profit then you will lose money in the end. There are a lot of health protocols that are required in order to keep growing corn. Another thing I learned was how corn is the biggest food resource. It is used in almost all the food that we eat today.
In this practical, six bags containing twelve histrix cactus seeds each were taken and another six bags containing twelve rocket salad seeds in each bag. Each bag was experimented with different concentrations of gibberellic acid to see how fast each would grow. Gibberellic Acid is an organic
With drought resistant corn farmers selected for the plants that grew the best in conditions with limited water supply, this usually consisted of features such as reduced stomata size in the plant to prevent water loss. Scientists have predicted that global warming will be the cause of a massive drought over the next 100 years. Extreme drought will mean that agriculture will be near impossible and millions will die due to limited food source. Drought resistant crops will be important in the future in order for sufficient food source. There is currently about 97,000 tonnes of sweet-corn grown in New Zealand annually from an area of 6,400 hectares. If New Zealand growers began selecting for traits such as smaller stomata size and removed plants that don’t grow with limited water supply we could be prepared for a future drought.
As the population on the world continues to increase rapidly, soon farmers will need to find a way to grow crops in unsuited areas. This is where GMOs come in. A company, Dupont Pioneer, released eight versions of its customarily bred Aquamax corn and found that it boosts yields up by 7% in drought conditions compared to regular grown corn. Additionally, interbreeding the genetically modified food such as the Aquamax corn with ordinary corn can
This data shows a strange outcome, in the hypothesis; it says that “If acid is introduced to the seed during germination, then the roots will not grow as long as the seeds that are given water”. This statement proves to be untrue, because the roots grew longer with stronger acid than weaker acid, and in some, cases, grew better with strong acid than it did in water. This may be true because of the acid growth theory. The acid growth theory states that auxins cause the elongation of stem cells by promoting wall loosening. It was determined that this wall loosening is caused by hydrogen ions. This idea and subsequent supporting data gave rise to the acid growth theory, which states that when exposed to auxins, susceptible cells excrete protons into the wall at an enhanced rate, which in turn decreases the pH in the wall. The lowered wall pH then activates the wall loosening process which is essentially doing the same thing as the auxin hormone.
We then observed and analyzed statistics from farmers across the United States comparing their yields of corn to traditional seeds. After doing this we believe it is very necessary to bring GMO corn seed to Eastern Africa in order to benefit our farmers. With bringing this product, farmers will have the benefit to choose freely what type of seed they would like. If the results are what we believe they will be then many farmers will convert to using GMO corn.
The expectations of every farmer is to have high productivity of high quality when it comes to their crops. However, due to bad weather conditions this has just been a mere dream for many small holders’ farmers. Biotechnology has developed some seedlings such as the “WEMA”that are water efficiency and can resist drought since they do not require a lot of water to grow (AATF-Africa. 2015). In addition, this kind of seedlings have been made with gene compositions that are from tough environment to make them possible to withstand and climatic conditions. The purpose of a such a move is to provide hope to the farmers from the dry regions where the normal maize seedlings are not able to give high output of products (Varshney et al. 2011).