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 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.

MGA Times December 2006

Friday, December 1, 2006

In this issue:

  • Variety booklet 2007.
  • Harvesting, drying and marketing grain maize—Neil Groom.
  • Understanding silage analysis—Chris Savery.
  • Conference dates.

MGA Times October 2006

Sunday, October 1, 2006

In this issue:

  • MGA Minerals update.
  • Dairy Event report.
  • Drill demonstration results.
  • EMM Report.
  • Clamp density calculations.
  • Invitation to Elveden Farms.
  • Diary Dates.

MGA Times September 2006

Friday, September 1, 2006

In this issue:

  • Top ten tips for after harvest—Simon Draper.
  • Buffer feeding this Autumn—Chris Savery.
  • Silage analysis.
  • Dairy Event 2006.
  • Diary dates.
  • Fertiliser security rules.

MGA Times August 2006

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

In this issue:

  • Message from Chairman Graeme Cook.
  • Diabrotica update 2006.

MGA Times June 2006

Thursday, June 1, 2006

In this issue:

  • Soil protection review.
  • Late season weed control 2006—Simon Draper.
  • Observations on the LINK project—Angus Golightly.
  • Best use of maize & wholecrop over summer—Chris Savery.
  • Maize drilling demonstrations—update.
  • Cereals 2006 report.
  • Websites of the Month.
  • Diary dates.

MGA Times May 2006

Monday, May 1, 2006

In this issue:

  • Weed control 2006—Simon Draper.
  • Wholecrop Conference report.
  • Best use of maize & wholecrop over summer—ChrisSavery.
  • Maize drilling demonstrations.
  • Cereals 2006.
  • Websites of the Month.
  • Diary dates.

MGA Times March 2006

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

In this issue:

  • Maize drilling 2006—Simon Draper.
  • Conference reports.
  • Maize establishment tips.
  • Nitrogen Predictor forms.
  • Minimising soil management problems—GordonSpoor.

MGA Times September 2004

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

MGA Times July 2004

Thursday, July 1, 2004

In this issue:

  • Planning for maize in 2005 - Simon Draper
  • Fermented wholecrop silage making tips - John Morgan

 

 

MGA Times June 2004

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

MGA Times March 2004

Monday, March 22, 2004

In this issue:

  • Weed Control Without Atrazine
  • MGA Nitrogen Predictor Form - Simon Draper
  • MGA Farmer Focus – John Jackson

MGA Times March 2003

Thursday, March 20, 2003

MGA Times February 2003

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

In this issue:

  • Maize Conference Application
  • Maize and Nitrogen Vulnerable Zones - Simon Draper

MGA Times January 2003

Friday, January 24, 2003

In this issue:

  • Maize Conference Programme & application form Forward thinking for the 2003 maize crop
  • Simon Draper Managing organic maize
  • Simon Draper, Gordon Tweddle, Soil Association HSBC Spotlight information
  • We thought members may find this of interest

MGA Times December 2002

Friday, December 20, 2002

  • January Devon farm visit circular
  • January Glastonbury evening meeting circular
  • Maize quality at what cost to the environment? Paper presented by Simon Draper at the European Maize Meeting

MGA Times November 2002

Thursday, November 21, 2002

In this issue:

  • Cheaper diets without losing output? - Chris Savery