Displaying items by tag: maize

Monday, 13 July 2020 10:32

Maize moisture in a moment

With forage maize playing such an important part of the New Zealand fodder supply chain, a useful hand-held moisture measuring device might prove useful for making good management decisions.

Published in Machinery & Products

A Dutch-built drill for establishing catch crops is said to offer a quicker and more effective method of establishing grass under maize.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 05 June 2020 09:47

Maize stubble fills feed gap

In a normal season, maize stubble wouldn’t be required as a feed on dairy farms.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 14:55

Bumper maize crop despite drought

Waikato owner-operated farmers Nacre and Anthony Maiden says the “stars aligned” this year to give them a particularly bumper maize crop despite the drought and their sandy loam soils.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 October 2019 08:55

Too late for maize?

When is it too late to plant maize? Ian Williams, Pioneer forage specialist explains.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:55

Getting ready for maize planting

Follow these seven steps to ensure you plan for maize planting as well as you can.

Published in Management
Friday, 03 May 2019 11:31

Feeding out maize silage

Maize silage is a maize crop cut and ensiled in a stack or bunker; commonly used as a supplement to pasture in situations where cows would otherwise be underfed.

Published in Management
Friday, 26 April 2019 10:55

Building pasture cover levels

The long summer dry has meant many farmers are now focused on how they can increase pasture cover levels while still meeting cow condition score targets.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:48

Will maize cover for grass?

The summer dry has resulted this autumn in less-than-ideal quantities of grass being available to cows.

Published in Management
Friday, 01 March 2019 12:54

Planning prevents poor maize

The predicted dry patch, which in November seemed impossible to envisage, has arrived.

Published in Management
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