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Encyclopedia > Corncob
Freshly picked corn on US farm
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A corncob is the central core of a maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.) ear. Young ears, also called baby corn, can be consumed raw. But as the plant matures the cob becomes tougher until only the kernels are edible. When harvesting corn the corncob is collected as part of the ear, leaving the corn stover in the field. Corn is orange at first, but then goes yellow as it loses its moisture and stuff. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 731 pixel, file size: 664 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Freshly picked popcorn on a farm near Evansville, Wisconsin. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 731 pixel, file size: 664 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Freshly picked popcorn on a farm near Evansville, Wisconsin. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Corn http://geekphilosopher. ... Corn http://geekphilosopher. ... “USDA” redirects here. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... Stover consists of the leaves and stalks of corn (maize), sorghum or soybean plants that are left in a field after harvest. ...


Uses

Corncobs are an important source of the furfural, an aromatic aldehyde used in a wide variety of industrial processes. Although with little nutritious value, corncobs can be used as fiber in ruminant fodder. Corncobs are also used to make smoking pipes. The chemical compound furfural is an industrial chemical derived from a variety of agricultural byproducts, including corncobs, oat and wheat bran, and sawdust. ... In chemistry, an aromatic molecule is one in which electrons are free to cycle around circular arrangements of atoms, which are alternately singly and doubly bonded to one another. ... An aldehyde. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Ruminantia. ... Fodder growing from barley In agriculture, fodder or animal feed is any foodstuff that is used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, including cattle, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs. ... G. H. Hardy smoking a pipe of tobacco A smoking pipe for tobacco smoking typically consists of a small chamber (the bowl) for the combustion of the tobacco to be smoked and a thin stem (shank) that ends in a mouthpiece (the bit). ...


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The pile of corncobs was on a private farm, lying between two corn bins and a pear tree.
A straight grain truck was parked between the corncob pile and the bins, and the victim was loading cobs from the left side of the truck using his tractor equipped with front-end loader (see Photo).
This was the 5th or 6th time the victim had loaded corncobs at this farm, and the corncob pile was in the same position as other times.
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