The Maize Growers Association

 

Welcome to the Maize Growers Association (MGA) web site

As is customary at this time of year we like keep members informed as to the soil temperatures around the country.  Temperatures are taken around 9 am each morning.  Maize drilling should start when soil temperatures average 8 degrees or more, when soil conditions and weather forecast are suitable and not before April 15th.  Please contact the office to discuss soil temperatures and maize drilling if in doubt.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Date 07.5.2017 08.5.2017 09.5.2017 10.5.2017 11.5.2017
Mid Devon   12.5 12.3 10.8 13
North Devon 11.2 11.4 11.2 11.1   
Mid Somerset   10.6      
South Somerset          
North Lincolnshire          
South Yorkshire          
Nottinghamshire          
Mid Norfolk          
North Suffolk 9.9 9.6 9.8 9.3 9.2

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                 

 
 
 

Our Member Benefits

  • MGA Members are given full, unrestricted access to the Resources section on the MGA website
  • On joining the MGA each new member receives a 'starter pack' which includes the MGA's Comprehensive Guide to Growing Maize together with technical articles from the past three months to bring them up to date with seasonal information and advice. This starter pack is followed by the regular mailings, which are sent to members approximately once a month.
  • New members are also given the contact numbers of our agronomists and nutrition consultant, as well as a local MGA contact who is generally an experienced farmer who acts as the first point of contact for members with general queries. 

Farmers growing maize and/or wholecrop may obtain this valuable information by joining the MGA for an annual subscription of £115.00 + VAT

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