The key characteristics of a good maize crop for holding game are that it has good early vigour and stands through the shooting season. It should also be sown on wide rows and kept weed free. Some people are looking for a very early variety that produces early cobs and can be flailed off as the season progresses to provide a good food source, whereas others want a very late maturing variety that doesn’t produce any feed value so as not to attract the unwanted attention of corvids, rats, badgers and deer. And somewhere in the middle sit the majority of our customers who are looking for a maize that gets away strongly, produces cobs that mature in October and stands through the season.
In addition to our standard portfolio we now have a variety, Marcamo, with a reasonably high degree of eyespot resistance.
Maize Seed Treatments – Optiplus is a combination of the bird repellent, Korit, the fungicide Maxim XL and trace elements magnesium and zinc, which help establishment. Influx XL and Redigo M are fungicide treatments. Take-Off ST is a growth stimulant resulting in quicker emergence and enhanced rooting.