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cereal - Cereal Crops Rice Maize and Sorghum Cereals the...

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Cereal Crops Rice, Maize and Sorghum
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Cereals- the worlds staple foods Cereals are all members of the grass family Examples include rice, wheat, maize and sorghum They are grown for their seeds (grains) which are high in carbohydrates and protein The water content of the grains is low compared to other vegetables
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Other benefits of cereals Easy to store because the low water content helps prevent mould growth Easy to transport because there is not a lot of wet bulk There is a suitable cereal for each type of climate
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Rice
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Rice Grown in areas of high temperature and high humidity Small plants are planted out in flooded fields Rice can grow in normal soil Flooded fields reduce competition from weeds Nitrogen fixing bacteria live on flooded rice roots providing nitrate. This reduces need for fertiliser
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Roots contain air spaces to conduct oxygen from the air down into the roots. This tissue is called aerenchyma Root cells are tolerant of
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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