Why Corn Will Blow you Away!
Next time you bite down on a succulent, butter-soaked cob of Canadian corn, pause for a moment to think about the effort it has taken to get it to your plate. Canadian scientists have been working for years to improve corn's resistance to pests while making its cultivation easier on the environment.
But this will really blow you away: researchers at the Harrow Research and Development Centre, located in southwestern Ontario, have been using wind tunnels to simulate the wind patterns of certain regions to measure ammonia losses for field corn. This helps determine the best methods of ensuring nutrient-building nitrogen is efficiently delivered to crops.
Wind tunnel tested treats? You'll never look at that corncob the same way again!
- A crop with history. In North America, corn has been grown as a crop for more than 800 years.
- Corn is everywhere. Sweet corn is grown in every province in Canada, on over 20,000 hectares of land.
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