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

MGA Harvest guide 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A guide to harvesting the 2010 maize harvest.

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

Storing and clamp management for maize

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Chris Savery talks through good clamp management.

Rat Problems in Maize

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Members will we hope, remember a recent request to take part on what is thought to be the first ever national study focusing on rat problems associated with maize. The study coordinated via BASF Pest Control Solutions has come up with both expected and surprising conclusions. 

Post emergence weed control

Friday, May 21, 2010

Simon Draper advises members on the correct use of herbicides.

Herbicide Star Guide

Friday, May 21, 2010

A useful guide to the best hebicide to use on specific weed problems.

MGA Nitrogen Predictor input form

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fill in form and send to MGA office for results.

Review of 2010 Trials

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Simon Draper's review of the 2010 MGA trials.

Variety choices 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Simon Draper passes on tips for choosing the right maize variety for 2010.

European Maize meeting report

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

John Morgan reports on the N & P requirements on European maize crops.

Eyespot and what to do.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Good advice from Simon Draper on Eyespot

Weed control in 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Simon gives useful tips for spray options this year.

Weed control in 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Simon gives useful tips for spray options this year.

Planting maize in 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Simon has given members useful tips for planting maize this spring.

Getting ready for the 2009 maize crop

Friday, March 6, 2009

Simon Draper prepares MGA members and the ground for the new, hopefully easier maize growing season.

Getting ready for Maize in 2009

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Simon Draper gives us tips for establishing maize after the difficulties of this year.

Harvesting maize under wet conditions

Friday, October 17, 2008

Simon gives good advice on best practice to get maize into the clamp safely this Autumn.

Maize eyespot update

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Simon warns farmers in the South West to look out for eyespot.

Maize dry down rates

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Briony Lennox summarises the results of NIAB/BSPB trials studying differing dry down rates in maize varieties.

Maize under plastic - Progress so far

Monday, August 25, 2008

MGA Council member John Whitby reviews his first attempt at growing maize under plastic. This will be followed by other articles on harvesting and feeding.

Maize Under Plastic

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

John Morgan writes about growing maize under plastic.

Weed control now the maize is up

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Simon has some useful tips for spraying maize this spring.

A quick note about slugs

Friday, May 16, 2008

Getting ready for maize in 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Simon Draper gives good advice on establishing maize in yet another unusual spring.

MGA Recommended Variety choices 2008

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The new Variety tables for 2008.

Crop comparison costs

Monday, November 19, 2007

Grain maize costs compared to other arable crops.

Choosing maize seed dressings

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Simon explains the reasons for choosing seed dressings and seed rates.

Maize Eyespot - An unwelcome return

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Maize eyespot update from Simon Draper

Weed control update

Friday, June 1, 2007

Simon Draper keeps members up to date with weed control this June.

Post emergence weed control for a dry spring

Friday, May 11, 2007

Timely advice from Simon Draper for post emergence weed control in this dry spring.

Maize drilling tips

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Simon Draper gives us some timely advice on maize drilling.

MGA Weed spray star chart

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A very useful tool for identifying weeds and the best control sprays.

The MGA N Predictor explained

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

John Morgan explains the reasoning behind the N predictor.

Seed dressings and seed rates.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Simon reviews the last three years seed dressing trials run by the MGA.

Drying grain maize

Friday, December 1, 2006

Neil Groom from Grainseeds explains the methods for drying grain maize.

Top tips for after harvest field management

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Advice from Simon on post harvest cultivations.

Late season weed control

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Simon Draper discusses useful tips for late spray applications.

Weed control in forage maize 2006

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Simon reviews the chemicals available to combat weeds in maize.

Minimising Soil Management problems

Friday, March 31, 2006

Professor Gordon Spoor discusses how to achieve suitable soil structure and condition for maize.

Maize drilling 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

Simon Draper with helpful tips for the new season.

Watch the manure & fertiliser inputs

Monday, February 20, 2006

Simon Draper discusses the requirements of nutrients for the maize plant.

Maize Variety choice for 2006

Friday, December 23, 2005

This sets out to help you make important choices of variety for 2006.

Rotary Band Maize drilling

Friday, December 23, 2005

Update on the rotary band maize drill

Grain maize - Whats it all about?

Friday, October 21, 2005

Agronomy of variety choice for grain maize.

Testing for dry matters

Monday, August 1, 2005

Different methods of testing for dry matter of maize before harvest.

Post harvest maize options

Monday, August 1, 2005

Discussion on what to plant after maize & what requirements the crop will need.

Manures on Summer/Autumn sown crops

Monday, August 1, 2005

Nutrient requirements and how much to apply.

2005 Seasonal update

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

A look at the maize growing season so far.

Undersowing maize

Wednesday, June 1, 2005