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

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

Weed Control in Forage maize

Sunday, May 1, 2005

2005 is a challanging year, excellent advice on weed control from Simon Draper.

Grain Maize Trial results 2003/2004

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Summary of results.

Drilling maize in a cold climate

Friday, April 1, 2005

Drilling maize this spring in damp conditions

Drilling maize in a cold climate

Friday, April 1, 2005

Drilling maize this spring in damp conditions

Getting ready for 2005 maize crop

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Tips for establishing maize.

Variety choice for 2005

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Choosing the right variety for your farm.


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Do you know the implications of this devastating pest of the maize crop

How can muck save me money?

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Technical note by farmer David Munday

Harvest upon us

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Technical note by Simon Draper.

Herbicide Application Dates

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Latest Herbicide information from Simon Draper.

Weed Control Update

Friday, May 28, 2004

Up to date weed control advice from Simon Draper.

Early Maize Drilling?

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Simon's tips on early maize drilling

Life After Atrazine

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Summary by Simon Draper from MGA Conference.

Assessing Maize Dry Matter

Friday, August 1, 2003

DM testing methods.

Harvesting Maize

Friday, August 1, 2003

Simon refers to French work which links tassling and silking dates to predict time of harvest.

Weed Control

Sunday, June 1, 2003

Update on maize weed control.

Pests, Yellow Maize and Weeds

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Simon advises on how to control pests and weeds

Dry Conditions

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Simons tips on dealing with the dry conditions

Early Maize Drilling

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Are you ready to drill?

Planning for Maize

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Simon updates on steps to be taken for this years crop

2002 Agronomy Trials Results

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

A summary of work on row widths, seed rates, drilling dates, starter fertiliser etc.

Forward Thinking for The Maize Crop

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Simons tips on planning ahead for this years crop.

TRIAL WORK - 2002 MGA Trials

Monday, March 4, 2002

Simon Draper details the trials the MGA will be undertaking during the forthcoming season.

AGRONOMY - Fertiliser Recommendations (MAFF RB209)

Sunday, April 1, 2001

Martin Froment (ADAS) describes the impact of RB209