Agronomy

Agronomy

Growing economical and environmentally sustainable yields of top quality maize remain a key requirement of growers be that for grain, silage or biogas production.   MGA Agronomy resources continue to provide technical advice aimed at growing great crops at a cost that ensures members maximise returns. MGA agronomy advice includes information on variety choice, seedbed preparation, weed control and harvest etc.  MGA agronomist advice is available free to members.

 
 

Resources: Agronomy

Post Harvest Losses

Monday, October 19, 2020

Cover Cropping and Seed Rates

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Post Harvest Field Management

Friday, August 7, 2020

Maize at Different Stages

Friday, June 26, 2020

Simon's latest article on the next step for maize crops around the country that, at present, are at a variety of stages due to the weather pattern seen so far this year.

Manner NPK

Friday, June 26, 2020

An article from John Morgan on the advantages of using Manner NPK and how you can use it for your own manure applications.

Nitrogen Requirements and the N Predictor

Friday, June 26, 2020

Article on the common results of the N predictor this year and why it is such an important and useful tool.

Frosted Maize

Thursday, May 14, 2020

An article on the effects of frost on maize.

Maize Undersowing

Monday, May 11, 2020

Nutrient Planning

Monday, May 11, 2020

Introduction to 2020 Trials

Monday, May 11, 2020

Weed Control for 2020 Season

Monday, May 11, 2020

Growing Maize Right

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

An article from John Morgan on best practice maize drilling for 2020.

Drilling 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Simon Draper's latest article on things to think about for the upcoming drilling season. 

MGA Conference Review

Friday, March 13, 2020

Review of the 2020 Conference by John Morgan. Presentations are under 'Resources'. For more info, contact the office.

2019 MGA Trials Results Review

Friday, March 13, 2020

Review of the 2019 MGA Trials with key points by Sarah. For more information, get in touch with the office.

Sustainable intensification in European agriculture

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Our overseas speaker, Friedhelm Taube,'s presentation from the 2020 Conference on Thursday 6th February.

Fostering Populations Of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Through Cover Crop Choices and Soil Management

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Paper from one of our 'Blue Sky Thinking' speakers, George Crane from the 2020 Conference on 6th February.

A role for Agriculture in achieving UK’s ‘Net Zero’ Ambitions?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Paper from one of our 'Blue Sky Thinkers' Jem Woods at our MGA 2020 Conference on 6th February.

MGA Trials Presentation

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Presentation by Neil Groom on the seed treatment, drilling depth, undersowing, eyespot and cover crop trials organised by the MGA in 2019.

MGA Trials Presentation

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Presentation of MGA 2019 Biostimulant and placement fertiliser trials by Oli Knowland at the 2020 Conference on 6th February

DeepGenes Functional characterization of genes enhancing soil exploration in maize

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Presentation from our 'Blue Sky Thinking' section on the DeepGenes project by Riccardo Fusi at our 2020 Conference on 6th February.

Maize Crop Harvest

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Presentation from MGA Chairman, John Jackson, on his experience of harvest this year and what can be learned from this. Introduction to the MGA Conference 2020 on 6th February.

Late Harvested Maize

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mike Wilkinson's January article on things to look out for in late-harvested maize.

Danish Research Review

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

John's review of some Danish research results sent across this year (find the original document in Danish in the 'Agronomy' section of resources).

Seed Dressings Going into 2020

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A paper by Simon on the seed dressings available for 2020 drilling and a prediction as to what options there may be going forward

Conference Invite

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2020 Conference invite and booking information

Danish Research Original

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The original Danish research paper used in John's research review in the mid-December mailing.

Things to Think About for Next Year

Monday, September 30, 2019

Simon's report on things that the grower should be thinking about once harvest is over ready for next year.

Trials Breakfast Review

Monday, September 30, 2019

A review by Sarah of the open breakfast in Norfolk in August.

European Maize Meeting Review

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sarah's report on this year's European Maize Meeting held in Nottingham at the beginning of September. If you have any questions, or would like to request copies of the papers presented, please email or phone the office.

Case Study: Stephen Temple

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Case study of council member Stephen Temple in Norfolk focusing on his conversion to Conservation Agriculture.

Harvest Course Presentation

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The PowerPoint used by Simon for the August harvest course at Harper Adams University.

Review of Trials Walk on 8th July

Friday, July 26, 2019

John Morgan reviews the trials open evening on 8th July in Cheshire

Determining Dry Matter Content

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A technical note from Sarah detailing methods of determining DM in the run up to harvest

Case Study: John Cottle

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Case study on the farming techniques of MGA council member, John Cottle

Effects of Weather on Maize Yield

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A technical article from Mike Wilkinson on the effects of different weather patterns on maize yield

Maize Eyespot

Friday, June 14, 2019

A technical note from Simon explaining how to manage maize eyespot

Forage Cost Comparison Table

Friday, June 14, 2019

The cost comparison table has been updated for 2019

Post-Harvest Cover or Catch Crops

Friday, June 14, 2019

A technical note from John on choosing and implementing cover crops

Drilling Maize in 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Some top tips for drilling maize this year from Simon Draper

Silage Additives

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Some background from Mike Wilkinson on the use of silage additives

Trials Update

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

An update on the status of the MGA small plot trials so far by Sarah

Undersowing

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A note from John Morgan on undersowing

Nitrogen Predictor Form

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Our N Predictor Data Entry Form has had a revamp - hopefully it is a little more user-friendly and now allows for more options when recording organic nitrogen that has previously been applied.

Please print off or fill in a copy and post or email to Sarah in the office; we will aim to respond to you quickly as we can.

Urease Inhibitors Factsheet

Friday, March 29, 2019

Placed Phosphate

Friday, March 29, 2019

Trial Results Conference Paper 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Neil Groom and Oliver Knowland explored the results of the 2018 trials in this presentation. Take a look at what we found out.