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
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
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