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Getting it right - all season long

Posted 30 May 2018

Hybrid selection is important for maize grain growers and users alike as it will have an important impact on agronomic management of the crop, yield, grain quality and profitability. When selecting a grain hybrid, farmers should consider the following factors.

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Importance of uniform plant emergence in achieving greater yields and profitability

Posted 30 May 2018

As we set out to start the season, it is critical to sit back and re-evaluate what our primary goals are. For most people increased yields and/or profitability, as well as reducing the environmental impact, are ranked highest.

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Why you should use seed treatment

Posted 25 May 2018

When research indicates that a loss of 75,000 maize plants per hectare is a very real possibility when insect pressure is extremely high, failing to use an insecticide-treated seed is a risky move. Although each paddock and growing environment is different, and may have a great degree of loss variability between seasons, insect and bird damage contribute to yield losses each and every season.

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Winter lucerne management essential for summer success

Posted 25 May 2018

When a well-managed lucerne stand can last 5-6 years, it is a no-brainer to take time to learn and implement correct seasonal management practices. And winter – which means weed control - is right around the corner.

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Forward planning key to a successful season

Posted 27 April 2018

The 2017-18 maize season has come to a close, and to increase the likelihood that your next crop is a successful one, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your future maize silage requirements.

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Making the most out of something good

Posted 26 April 2018

As humans we tend to remember both the very good times and the very bad times. I am sure even though we may want to forget it, last season will be one we will remember for a long time. Most of us survived it and for most regions, the summer has proven to be a very good one for plant growth.

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