Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 72, No 3 (2007)

Impact of Drying on Dimensions of Corn Kernel Grown at Different Agrotechnological Levels

Ana MATIN, Tajana KRIČKA, Neven VOĆA, Željko JUKIĆ, Vanja JANUŠIĆ

Pages: 205-209


This paper examines the dimensions (length, width, and thickness) and some physical characteristics (density, volume, sphericity) of corn kernel grown at extensive and intensive agrotechnology levels. The research was conducted during three years (2002, 2003, and 2004) on hybrids ‘Bc 4982’, ‘Bc 462’, ‘Bc Jumbo’, ‘Florencia’, and ‘Stefania’, dried at four temperature levels (70°C, 90°C, 110°C, and 130°C). In order to determine the difference in dimensions, they were measured before drying as well. It was found that there were significant differences in corn kernel dimensions before and after drying process, as well as between samples exposed to different drying temperature levels.


corn kernel; dimensions; density; volume; sphericity

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