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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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Maizex Agronomy 2023: Learn Live!

Dec 14, 2022
Categories: Agronomy, Events, News, Press Releases
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Join us at our in-person agronomy meetings throughout Ontario in Jan/Feb 2023!…

Agronomy Videos

Nov 21, 2022
Category: Agronomy

#AgroMinute Check out our social media channels for all of our short, timely, and informative videos from our #AgroMinute series. All the videos are archived here. In our inaugural #AgroMinute, @stevedenys and @henryprinzen talk about #nitrogen efficiency. #Plant23 #TruePerformance #agronomy #CanadianGrownCanadianOwned— Maizex Seeds (@Maizex) March 24, 2023 The Sharp Edge Check out our latest…

European Corn Borer

Aug 17, 2022
Category: Agronomy
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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…

Corn Nitrogen Questions 2022

Apr 5, 2022
Category: Agronomy

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…

Avoiding The Big 6 Planting Mistakes

Mar 25, 2022
Category: Agronomy

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 Missed the First Planting Window. This is a result of not having the planter prepared for an early planting window. Here are…

2021 Agronomy Summary now available

Mar 22, 2022
Category: Agronomy

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.

Planter vs Air Drill: The Western Showdown

Oct 8, 2021
Category: Agronomy
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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…

Ontario Silage Harvest Alert

Sep 3, 2021
Category: Agronomy

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 that hot,…

Maizex Launches NEW Class of Soybean Varieties for Western Canada

Aug 23, 2021
Category: Agronomy

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…

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