Definition of field corn in English:

field corn

noun

  • Corn grown to feed livestock.

    • ‘With contamination of field corn and soybeans suspected, large quantities of those crops had to be burned, and the USDA began to develop new rules.’
    • ‘There are a couple of fields of corn with color now around the ears, which says this is field corn.’
    • ‘Much to my chagrin, it turned out to be tough field corn that Zambians eat as a fresh vegetable, but more commonly grind into meal or flour for cooking.’
    • ‘Commodity crops like field corn and soybean are dominated by a handful of biotech corporations, and vegetables have also undergone much consolidation.’
    • ‘A new potential threat is the proliferation of field corn engineered with genes of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).’
    • ‘It was a just little more tender, and a little bit sweeter than ordinary field corn.’
    • ‘Seed corn harvest was beginning and field corn harvest is anticipated to begin by mid September.’
    • ‘It is labeled against a variety of insects on field corn, seed corn, popcorn, sorghum, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat.’
    • ‘Irrigated field corn is in the 5-6 leaf stage with few problems.’
    • ‘The corn earworm is a common pest of many U.S. crops, including cotton, tobacco, tomatoes, soybeans, and sweet corn, field corn and popcorn.’
    • ‘A bushel of field corn will yield, among other things, 31.5 lb. of starch, which can be converted to among other things, 2.7 gallons of fuel ethanol.’
    • ‘Nebraska ranked third in the nation in the production of field corn with 1,319,700,000 bushels in 2004, according to the USDA Agricultural Statistics Service Web site.’
    • ‘There are fields of corn - they must be field corn - starting to turn.’
    • ‘Using a commercially available antibody-based detection kit, it was confirmed in seed production fields, germplasm improvement plots, and in commercial field corn.’
    • ‘In 2000-2001 there were two tests - one in Furnas County and one in Perkins County - where winter wheat was seeded no-till after field corn.’
    • ‘Like many of their neighbors, they mostly grew field corn, raised a few cows and bred a few horses.’
    • ‘An example is fried corn, a food that humans consume even though it is raised for animal feed (e.g. field corn as opposed to sweet corn).’
    • ‘And he adopts university-based scouting and Integrated Pest Management recommendations for controlling pests in snap beans and field corn.’
    • ‘This is more often true in seed production fields than in field corn.’
    • ‘Popcorn fields often attract more egg-laying European corn borer moths than surrounding field corn does, and the high value of seed corn means that their European corn borer economic thresholds are low.’