Maize Northern Region - GrowNotes™

Published: 21 Apr 2017

Maize is a multipurpose, summer, cereal, grain and silage crop that serves as a good rotation crop with legumes and cotton. Maize has a low capital investment, low growing risk and generally a longer window of harvest than other crops.

In Australia maize is a minor summer crop, most of which is consumed domestically. Maize produced in Australia is approximately 50% rainfed or dryland and 50% grown with the assistance of irrigation. All Australian maize is non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO). Maize grain varies greatly from very soft (starchy) to very hard (hard endosperm), which determines end use.

Topics

  • Planning/paddock preparation and planting
  • Plant growth and physiology
  • Nutrition and fertiliser
  • Weed and insect control
  • Nematode management
  • Diseases
  • Plant growth regulators and canopy management
  • Crop desiccation and spray out
  • Harvest and storage
  • Environmental issues
  • Marketing

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