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 January 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

In this issue:

  • Conference programme
  • Is your maize feeding well?
  • Winter cultivations
  • Silage samples wanted

MGA Times December 2009

Friday, January 1, 2010

In this issue:

  • 2010 Variety Booklet
  • Cost of poor soil quality
  • Summer Meeting reports
  • Danish Trip
  • Wholecrop Committee

MGA Times September 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

In this issue:

  • Denmark Trip Invitation
  • EMM 2008 Report
  • Maize fed beef
  • South West Dairy Event

MGA Times July 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

In this issue:

  • Protein Supplement options
  • Heat stress
  • Maize stubble and runoff
  • Maize under Plastic

MGA Times June 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In this issue:

  • MGA Annual Conference papers
  • Eyespot update
  • Invitation to Maize Open day at Severn Trent Water

MGA Times May 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

In this issue:

  • Weed control
  • Summer feeding
  • Details of MGA Trials 2009
  • Getting Nitrogen right for maize

MGA Times March 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In this issue:

  • Conference programme
  • New N Predictor form
  • Turnout & buffer feeding
  • N Max rules
  • Diabrotica statement
  • Getting ready for maize

MGA Times January 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

In this issue:

  • Gordon Newman Memorial details
  • Conference Ticket booking details
  • Feeding 2008 maize & wholecrop silage
  • Getting the land ready for 2009 maize
  • 2008– The maize crops Annus Horribilis
  • Nitrogen Predictor input form

MGA Times December 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

In this issue:

  • Getting ready for maize in 2009—Simon Draper.
  • Irish Recommended Variety list—John Morgan.
  • European maize meeting report—John Morgan.
  • MGA Conference date.
  • MGA Mineral.
  • Silage Analysis.
  • Soil Analysis.

MGA Times October 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

In this issue:

  • Harvesting maize in wet conditions.—Simon Draper
  • Mature or immature maize to feed.—Chris Savery
  • The importance of optimising yields.—John Morgan
  • Diabrotica Update 2008
  • Benefits of wholecrop for wildlife.—Gethin Davies
  • NVZ latest information.—John Morgan

MGA Times August 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

In this issue:

  • Maize dry matter guide.
  • Governments responseto NVZ consultation—John Morgan.
  • Maize under plastic—John Whitby.
  • Maize dry down rates—Briony Lennox.

MGA Times July 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

In this issue:

  • New DM recommendations for forage maize—John Morgan.
  • Maize silage additives—Chris Savery.
  • Catch cropping after maize—Simon Draper.
  • Fertiliser requirements for winter cereals—David Munday.

MGA Times May 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

In this issue:

  • Feed prices—Where next? - Chris Savery.
  • Post emergence sprays - Simon Draper.
  • Mycotoxins explained - John Morgan.
  • Membership Email update.
  • Slugs.

MGA Times April 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

In this issue:-

  • 2008 Conference papers.
  • Getting ready for maize in 2008—Simon Draper.
  • Demonstration meeting report.
  • Biogas Conference.

MGA Times February 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

In this issue:

  • Maize & Wholecrop for beef—Chris Savery.
  • The Value of organic manures—John Morgan.
  • Conference programme.
  • Nitrogen predictor form.

MGA Times January 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

In this issue:

  • MGA's 20th year annual Maize Conference.
  • MGA variety booklet.

MGA Times November 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • Feeding maize—Chris Savery
  • Seed dressings—Simon Draper
  • Meeting report
  • Starter fertiliser
  • Analysis
  • Forage costs—John Morgan
  • Date for Maize conference 2008

MGA Times October 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • European Maize Meeting report—John Morgan.
  • Grain maize survey.
  • Cross Compliance Review.
  • Demonstration meeting—November 15th.
  • Mineral reminder.
  • Analysis reminder.
  • MGA Germany trip.

MGA Times August 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • NVZ consultation
  • Demonstration meeting report
  • Dry matter

MGA Times July 2007

Sunday, July 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • Last minute herbicide applications—Simon Draper.
  • Feeding cows in this wet weather—Chris Savery.
  • Demonstration invitation.
  • Maize crop growth around the Country.

MGA Times June 2007

Friday, June 1, 2007

In this Issue:

  • Wholecrop cereals, what value in the diet?—Chris Savery.
  • Cereals 2007 report.
  • Climate change.
  • Cost comparison table.
  • Grain maize demonstration meeting.
  • Biogas update.
  • US maize crop report.

MGA Times May 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • Post emergence sprays for maize—Simon Draper.
  • Cereals 2007.
  • Grain maize demonstration site.
  • Top dressing maize.
  • Diabrotica consultation.
  • Maize drilling around thecountry.

MGA Times April 2007

Sunday, April 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • Grass silage—What’s required? - Chris Savery.
  • Maize Drilling tips - Simon Draper.
  • Weed spray star chart
  • Catchment sensitive farming.
  • Look out for Lapwings.
  • The N Predictor explained.
  • Manures on maize

MGA Times March 2007

Thursday, March 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • Wholecrop conference report.
  • Maize conference report.
  • Nitrogen predictor form.
  • Seed rates & seed dressing note.

MGA Times January 2007

Monday, January 1, 2007

In this issue:

  • Wholecrop conference invitation.
  • Maize conference invitation.
  • Maize Variety Selector.
  • Send a Cow donationform.
  • Nutrient “Opportunity or Overload” - John Morgan explains.
  • NVZ-N loading limits.