Influence of Agricultural Management on Phytochemicals of Colored Corn Genotypes ( Zea mays L.). Part 2: Sowing Time.
J Agric Food Chem 2018 Apr 20. Epub 2018 Apr 20.
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences , University of Turin , Largo Paolo Braccini 2 , 10095 Grugliasco , Turin , Italy.
Among the agronomic practices carried out in corn cultivation, the early sowing time is increasingly used by farmers of temperate regions to improve yield and reduce mycotoxin contamination of corn grains. The present study determined the influence of sowing time on the phytochemical content of grains of 10 colored genotypes of corn. There was a significant improvement of both grain yield (+26%), thousand kernel weight (+3%), and test weight (+2%) in plots sown early. Read More