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Maize crops - don't get caught out!

September 8, 2017

The season has been fantastic for maize growing and a lot of the crops we have seen will be ready to cut in the next 10 days, much earlier than we would normally see.  

 

10 Day Forecast 

 

 

The 10 day forecast shows a much higher chance of rain over the next 7 days with rain easing off from 14th September, so be ready to go then as the crop could well be ready.  

 

Maximise Quality 

 

Many crops are very tall this year, and whilst cob development has been good, they are out of proportion to the stem compared to a ‘normal crop’.  Consider cutting higher to increase the total starch content in the clamp.  This is a fine balance between quality and quantity!

 

Additive? 

 

As it stands now, there should be little need for any additive – the best additive in our view is diesel in the tank and extra rolling. 

 

If you would like your maize crops checked, please give us a call.  

 

 

 

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