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Maize, a winner at DBOY

Posted 24 July 2017

Pioneer Brand Products is proud to have been a part of the success of both the supreme winner and the runners up of the 2017 Dairy Business of the Year. Maize is an integral part of the farm systems of both Sulzberger Farms Ltd and Okaihau Pastoral Ltd, who run low-input and high-input farm systems respectively - demonstrating that maize silage can be used successfully in any farm system.

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More money from your supplementary feed

Posted 19 June 2017

New Zealand farmers are well known for their excellent management of pasture-based systems, but it is very difficult to keep cows well-fed throughout the entire season when you are relying solely on pasture.

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Winter management for Lucerne stands

Posted 19 June 2017

A well-managed lucerne stand can be invaluable for farmers on dry land or irrigated farms.

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Why use seed treatment?

Posted 16 June 2017

When Pioneer insecticide-treated maize seed can produce an average of 3.3 tonnes of drymatter per hectare more than a standard fungicide-treated equivalent, why wouldn’t you use it?

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Environmentally friendly maize growing

Posted 31 May 2017

During the past two decades there has been an increasing focus on the impact of agricultural practices on the environment. Water quality is an ongoing concern with the levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and/or bacteria rising in many rivers, streams and lakes around the country. As an industry we need to be focused in minimising our environmental footprint. Every cropping enterprise will need to play its part.

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Winter options for maize growers

Posted 31 May 2017

Growing a winter crop provides maize growers an opportunity to increase and diversify their income. Your local Pioneer Representative can help you choose a shorter-maturity grain hybrid which will allow timely winter crop or annual ryegrass establishment. There are a number of options as to what you can do with the winter crop.

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