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