Environment

Environment

Maize is more water efficient and stores more carbon than many other crops. Maize is also an excellent target crop for the efficient use of organic manures Such positives must be balanced with the soil structure, nutrient overload and biodiversity challenges associated with the crop. The MGA environment publications, being free to all, attempt to inform growers of the positives and potential negatives of growing maize and other wholecrop forages.

 
 

Resources: Environment

Feed Carbon Footprint

Thursday, April 7, 2022

MGA Conference Review

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Photo Competition Review

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Conference Paper - Farmer Story

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Dairy Roadmap

Monday, December 20, 2021

Fertiliser Prices

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Farming Rules for Water Update

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Harvest Planning

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Undersowing

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Late Drilled Maize

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

N Predictor Form

Monday, March 22, 2021

Alternatives to Forage Maize

Monday, February 15, 2021

South East Maize Charter Report

Monday, February 15, 2021

Maize Strip Till Case Study

Monday, February 15, 2021

Seed Dressing Trial Summary

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Soil Run-off Case Study

Monday, October 19, 2020

Cover Cropping and Seed Rates

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Post Harvest Field Management

Friday, August 7, 2020

Manure

Friday, June 26, 2020

Mike's latest article on manure composition and the effects on the environment and nutrition.

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.

Maize Undersowing

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

Dairy nutrition research at Nottingham

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Phil Garnsworthy's presentation on Dairy Nutrition Research at University of Nottingham from MGA Conference 2020 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.

Conference Invite

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2020 Conference invite and booking information

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.

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.

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