MGA Times

The MGA Times is the regular newsletter of the Maize Growers Association.  The Times provides information on the goings on of the MGA as well as news of our and others research and development programmes.  An archive of past copies  is contained on this page and is available to members and non members of the association.

MGA Times - November 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

In the mailing sent out this week we have included:

¨ Invitation to training days.

¨ Silage feed out—Mike Wilkinson.

¨ Summary of survey.

¨ Improved milk fat and protein yield—Chris Bartram.

¨ Summary of Harper Adams beef trial.

 

MGA Times - September 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

 

  • European Maize Meeting report.

  • Ground ear maize—Mike Wilkinson.

  • Invitation—Nutrition training days rescheduled.

  •  Summary CSF/Wessex Water meet

MGA Times July 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

In this Issue

 

¨ Eyespot update—Simon Draper

¨ Harvesting maize The effects on quality—Mike Wilkinson

¨ Cover crops—Neil Groom

¨ Invitation to Nutrition feeding days

¨ Costs of Production– John Morgan

 

 

MGA Times March 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

In This Issue

  • MGA Trial review 2017
  • Getting ready for maize—Simon Draper.
  •  Nutrition & maize silage—Chris Bartram.
  • Conference review

MGA Times December 2016

Thursday, January 5, 2017

MGA Times November 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In this issue of the MGA Times Mike Wilkinson writes a very interesting a useful article on diets and their contribution to greenhouse gas emmisions.

John Morgan reviews the European Maize meeting with the specialist subject being silage analysis comparisons.

We feature two of the speakers for the MGA Maize conference on 23rd February 2017.

A brief description of the two nutrition feeding days in December.

MGA Times September 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

  • MGA Conference date & Venue
  • MGA Council membership update
  • Suggestions for trials 2017?

MGA Times July 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

In This Issue

  • Introduction to the new MGA Chairman
  • Maize progress update from around the country
  • BASIS & NRoSO points for MGA membership
  • Introduction to Mike Wilkinson, the new Nutrition consultant to the MGA

MGA Times April 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

MGA Times January 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

In This Issue

  • Research update—Sulphur trial results & conclusions.
  •  Conference programme.
  •  Nitrogen predictor form.
  • MGA Site & Maturity group selector explained

MGA Times October 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

In this Issue

  • Maize feeding this winter
  • MGA mineral prices & specifications
  • Show & meeting reports

MGA Times August 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Includes

  • Basic payment rules
  • Harvest tips

MGA Times June 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

In This Issue:

  • Oversowing meetings
  • Maize progress around the country
  • RB 209 review

MGA Times April 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

In this Issue:

  • Maize & the new basic payment scheme
  • Training days report
  • Example of N predictor result sheet

MGA Times February 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

In this Issue:

  • Cross Compliance rules
  • Soil pH
  • Testing slurry nutrients
  • Nitrogen predictor explained

MGA Times December 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

In This Issue

 

  • MGA Variety Booklet 2015.
  • 2nd report from EMM—John Morgan.
  • Training days report.
  • Conference Invitation.
  • Cutting date trial summary.

 

MGA Times November 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

In This Issue
  • Conference date & Invitation.
  • EMM meeting report—John Morgan.
  •  Feeding maize—Chris Savery.
  • Autumn Cultivations—Simon Draper.
  • Soil cross compliance rules update—John Morgan.
  •  Maize Training days invitation.

 

MGA Times July 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In this Issue

  • Introducing the new Chairman
  • Research Ideas
  • Eyespot
  • Report on maize under plastic trial

MGA Times March 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

In this Issue:-

  • MGA Conference review
  • Diabrotica - latest news
  • Soil protection

MGA Times December 2013

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This Issue includes

  • MGA Conference details
  • MGA Chairman's trip to America
  • LINK analysis project update

MGA Times January 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In this Issue

  • DEFRA/ADAS trial report for first year
  • MGA mineral information
  • Nitrogen Predictor form

MGA Times October 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In This Issue

  • Conference date and venue
  • Silage analysis packs available
  • Maize seed dressing update

MGA Times August 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In This Issue

  • Report on trip to Ireland
  • General maize news
  • Mineral reminder

MGA Times May 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

  • DEFRA Trial update
  • Nitrogen predictor reminder
  • Insecticide ban news

MGA Times March 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

In this Issue

  • Drilling advice from Simon Draper
  • Biogas special interest group
  • Conference report
  • MGA Open day in Norfolk
  • Nutrition training days
  • Cost of forage production figures