Arrivals of new maize 50-100 tn start in Karnataka, moisture content high.

Arrivals of the new crop of maize have started in some parts of Karnataka, a leading grower of the coarse grain in the kharif season. It has been three-four days since the new kharif maize crop has started arriving in Karnataka. Around 50-100 tn of new maize crop is arriving regularly on an average. However, the price of the old crop is still higher than that of the new crop, as the latter has high moisture content. The new crop has moisture content of 28-30%, while the desirable level is only 14-15%. Bulk buyers from the poultry, starch and food sectors prefer to buy stock from the old crop, with less moisture. Currently, there isn’t much demand in wholesale markets, as most bulk buyers have already stocked maize to meet their requirement till the end of the month.