Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:55

Too late to plant maize silage?

About this time of the year, we always seem to get calls from merchants and farmers asking several versions of the same question: “Is it too late to plant maize silage in November?” 

Published in Opinion
Monday, 19 February 2018 09:24

Maize can make the difference

Maize is a vital crop that consumes a lot of farmers’ time and money, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Thursday, 25 January 2018 14:55

Maize is more than just a supplementary feed

Over the last three years, pressure has increased on dairy farmers to produce food with a low environmental footprint.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:55

Rain hits harvest

The maize harvest in many regions is being severely hampered by rain and high soil moisture levels.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:55

Make it a successful harvest

Maize silage is a good fit with New Zealand systems because the rumen is a microbial environment, full of bacteria, fungi and protozoa which eventually help to produce milk or weight gain.

Published in Management
Thursday, 02 March 2017 07:55

Are you ready for maize silage harvest?

Maize silage harvest is running two-three weeks late in most areas because of later planting and cooler-than-average early summer temperatures.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:55

Less maize compounds northern drought

Insufficient contract maize was grown this season, contributing to a feed shortage in drought conditions, says Federated Farmers Northland provincial president John Blackwell.

Published in General News
Monday, 20 June 2016 06:55

Keep maize plant population up

Some talk in the marketplace suggests reducing maize silage growing costs by decreasing planting population.

Published in Management
Friday, 13 May 2016 13:55

Making the most of maize

Harvest specialist Claas developed the first effective corn cracker system for its Jaguar forage harvester in the 1980s.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:55

Maize harvesting made easy

March normally signals the start of the forage maize harvesting season, so it's no surprise to see farm machinery giant John Deere introduce the new 8600i.

Published in Machinery & Products
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