In addition to extensive research in product development and selection, Maizex focuses on agronomy research and information that is meant to increase your on-farm profit potential and support the goal of maximizing the genetic potential in the seed you plant. This area of our website provides detailed articles and information in areas that can make a difference on your farm.
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Aug 17, 2022
On the Prairies, we are fortunate that we don’t have many insects to deal with when it comes to our corn production. The most prevalent insect is the European corn borer (ECB) and the pressure we see varies by year and location. The following is a summary of the lifecycle of the ECB, how the…
There are a lot of wheels in motion this year when it comes to nitrogen management in corn. Here are some of the key questions: Question 1. If I have unlimited nitrogen supply, should I reduce N rates on corn regardless, because of high nitrogen prices? Answer 1: High nitrogen prices alone, are not a…
Mar 25, 2022
The following are some tips and ideas on how to avoid key corn planting mistakes. If you have other thoughts you would like to add to the discussion, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Missed the First Planting Window. This is a result of not having the planter prepared for an early planting window. Here are…
Mar 22, 2022
The 2021 Agronomy Summary is now available thanks to the work of the Maizex Seeds agronomy team and the cooperators and companies who worked with them throughout the 2021 growing season to make this booklet possible.
Oct 8, 2021
For a number of years, I have been planting my dryland grazing corn with my air drill because that is the equipment that I had available, and I didn’t know if spending the money on a custom planter would be worth it. My ‘target’ plant population with the air drill was 32,000 plants per acre…
Recent silage testing has shown that corn silage maturities are advancing quickly. Tests in Southwestern Ontario averaged 68% moisture this week. That puts us into ideal silage moisture content for harvest as early as next week. We normally expect corn to drop around 0.5% in moisture a day or around 3% a week. Note…
Maizex Seeds has announced the launch of four new soybean varieties to be sold in Western Canada exclusively through Maizex Seeds certified dealers. Jarret Geisel (left), Maizex Seeds Territory Manager for Manitoba North & Saskatchewan, and Trent Matchett (right), grower of the Pikas R2X field pictured (August 2021). “The launch of these four new varieties represent a…
The corn plants are at a very critical time right now in Western Canada. Most tassels have emerged (VT stage), and the pollination/silking process (R1 stage) has started. A corn plant drops pollen from the tassel to pollinate ear silks, and there is one silk for every kernel on a corn ear. A captured pollen…
This summer has brought several challenges to farmers in western Canada—drought, hail, extreme heat, and wildfire smoke. This isn’t the first time that we have seen wildfire smoke hang in the air for extended periods of time; both 2015 and 2018 were record years for the hours of smoke recorded across Alberta. Unfortunately, 2021 might…
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