Biogas

Biogas

Maize silage has been shown to be one of, if not the, best agricultural feedstocks for biogas production.  When mixed with other organic wastes or used alone maize based biogas production has proved to be economic across Europe.  MGA Biogas related information aims to provide growers with biogas specific advice on variety choice, agronomy and digestate recycling.

 
 

Resources: Biogas

Maize not germinating - time to panic?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

With a lot maize drilled into the good conditions in early April and with the following wet and cold weather, the maize unsurprisingly is very slow to get going.

 Simon Draper gives us some useful advice for drilling in these wet conditions.

Cold & Wet - Ideal conditions for maize?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Simon Draper talks about the conditions this spring and gives advice on what we should be doing, whether we have already drilled or are waiting for conditions to improve.

Growing Maize for Bioenergy

Friday, March 2, 2012

John Burgess from KWS gives us an objective view on the maize crop options, be they breeding, agronomy and or quality for biogas production in the UK.

The Economics of Maize under plastic

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

John Morgan reviews the current economics of maize grown under plastic.  He looks at research work done in Ireland and Northern Ireland and compares the costs and benefits of maize with and without plastic.

Maize Under Plastic -

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

John Morgans presentation at Marginal Maize Meeting, 20/9/2011

2011 Maize Variety Booklet/List

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Guidance on variety choice including MGA Variety selector.

MGA Harvest Guide 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

An updated guide to maize harvesting in 2011  Includes: Dry matter at harvest, chop length, additives, salt, filling and sheeting the pit, post harvest cultivations, mycotoxins and control of eyespot, biogas maize, grain maize and corn cob mix.

MGA Conference Papers 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Full copy of the 2011 MGA conference held at Harper Adams University College in February 2011

  • Crimped maize grain for finishing beef cattle - Simon Marsh
  • Grain maize opportunities - Alistair House
  • MGA Research results - Simon Draper - Cultivation, starter fertiliser, drilling dates,seed size and dressings, variety type, slurry, nitrogen, foliar feeds, herbicides, pastic
  • Maize growing in Germany
  • Anaerobic digestion on my farm - Stephen Temple

 

Variety Choice for Biogas Production

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

John Morgan outlines the factors to take into account when choosing maize varieties for biogas production

Corn Borer Identified in South West England

Friday, August 20, 2010

Following a postive identification of Eurpoean Corn Borer damage in the south west during 2010.  This update was mailed to members.

Stoke Bardolf Energy Crop AD (Anaerobic Digestion) - Biogas

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Biogas plant operator, MGA member and past MGA chairman John Jackson reviews the Severn Trent 2 MWe Energy Crop Digester