TITLE

Maize can be sown early if temperature is right

AUTHOR(S)
Long, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;3/21/2008, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents suggestions from Maize Growers' Association agronomist Simon Draper on sowing maize. According to Draper, while earlier sown maize is better yielding, growers need to be sure of having soil temperatures consistently above 8C before sowing. Early planting will also suit the earlier maturing varieties of maize which have been developed in recent years and allow fields to be sown to winter cereal crops for whole-crop the following year before being returned to grass again, explains Mr Draper.
ACCESSION #
31786271

 

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