Maize (Zea mays) belongs to the grains family Graminae and is known as Queen of Cereals due to its diverse uses. Also called corn, maize requires moderate climate for growth, excess or deficient rains adversely affect yields as well quality. It grows well in loamy soils. Maize in India is grown in both Kharif (80%) and rabi (20%) seasons. In Kharif, it is sown in June-July till mid-August and harvested from mid-September. The arrivals extend from late September to February. The major states are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In rabi, maize is grown in Bihar and coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. The arrivals start from late March and extend upto June.