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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Maize

Cereal Options

Cereal Options

Summer is the time to assess forage supplies and consider if harvesting cereals as wholecrop will be beneficial to boost forage stocks and/or increase milk from forage ...

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Crimped Grain Maize v Whole Cob Maize Farming Note

Crimped Grain Maize v Whole Cob Maize Farming Note

Higher maize feed energy levels can be achieved by harvesting the maize cob or grain only, either by crimping moist maize grain or alternatively harvesting whole cob maiz...

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Good Maize Silage Guide

Good Maize Silage Guide

Maize is an excellent feed providing a good source of starch to compliment protein in other forages. However, it can be an expensive crop to grow and good yields are key ...

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Importance of Starch in the Diet Farming Note

Importance of Starch in the Diet Farming Note

With the metabolic strain high-yielding dairy cows are often under, it is very important to ensure they have adequate energy in the diet. Starch is a rich source of gluco...

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Improving Soil Structure for Maize Farming Note

Improving Soil Structure for Maize Farming Note

Soil compaction is a major concern for this year's maize drilling campaign. We're all familiar with stunted maize around compacted gateways, but the past two wet seasons ...

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Kingshay’s Maize Variety Report 2015

Kingshay’s Maize Variety Report 2015

Kingshay’s Maize Variety Report 2015 helps you choose the right maize variety for your soil and harvest date. With over ten year’s worth of data and over multiple sit...

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Maize Drilling & Fertilisers Farming Note

Maize Drilling & Fertilisers Farming Note

Rocketing fertiliser prices and stock shortages are presenting a new challenge to maize growers this year. It is essential to optimise soil conditions so that maize can a...

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Maize Eyespot Farming Note

Maize Eyespot Farming Note

Maize eyespot is a fungal disease caused by the fungus Kabatiella zeae. The disease can devastate marginal maize crops in cold, wet growing seasons as was the case for ma...

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Maize Harvest

Maize Harvest

Harvesting maize at the correct time is crucial to get that all important balance between starch and digestibility. At the same time, top notch management at ensiling is ...

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Maize Harvesting Farming Note

Maize Harvesting Farming Note

Maize is a valued forage on many farms due to its high but slowly-released energy content, which makes it less prone to causing acidosis than other starchy grains. To ens...

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Maize Report 2014

Maize Report 2014

The Kingshay Maize Variety Report emphasises the importance of choosing the right variety to reduce risk and produce a profitable crop of maize and also highlights those ...

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Maize Sprays & Treatments Farming Note

Maize Sprays & Treatments Farming Note

Weed control is critical in a cost effective maize crop. There are now approximately only 11 active ingredients available in the UK compared to over 70 in France. Selecti...

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