Agronomy Centre

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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What’s Up in 2021 for Fungicides on Corn Silage?

Jul 23, 2021
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Every year is different, and 2021 is no exception. With record high crop prices, an early planting window across most of Canada, and now a wet July in Eastern Canada, it has never been more favourable for a fungicide application for your corn silage crop. In our Maizex agronomy work over the last number of…

Clear as Mud: Diversity of Weed Control Platforms in Soybeans

Jul 12, 2021
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Gone are the good ol' days and the simplicity of glyphosate-tolerant or conventional soybeans. Today, we have numerous platforms—what does it all mean, and why should you care? Well, the simple answer is herbicide-tolerant weeds. It began back in 2010, when the first glyphosate-tolerant Canada fleabane was found in Essex County. All of a sudden,…

The Sharp Edge: Twin-row, Multi-hybrid Strip Till

Jul 2, 2021
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On the latest episode of the Sharp Edge, Lead Agronomist Greg Stewart visits with Mike Strang to discuss his multi-pronged approach to high yields by employing several cutting-edge practices relating to tillage, planting, and soil health–all in the same field.  "I put Mike in the class of a big dreamer…he's looking at strip till, cover…

Maïs mauve

Jun 17, 2021
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Quelques cas de maïs mauve ont été rapportés cette semaine. Ce phénomène ce produit lors d’une combinaison de journées chaudes et ensoleillées suivie de nuits plus fraiches comme ce que nous avons depuis quelques jours. Les journées chaudes et ensoleillées de la dernière semaine ont stimulé la photosynthèse chez le maïs produisant beaucoup de sucre…

Purple Corn


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A few cases of purple corn have been reported this week. This phenomenon occurs when there is a combination of hot, sunny days followed by cooler nights, as we have seen in parts of Quebec and elsewhere for a few days now. The recent heat and sun have stimulated photosynthesis in corn, resulting in increased…

Tracking and Managing Nitrogen | Maizex Moving

Jun 14, 2021
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Our Lead Agronomist Greg Stewart reviews three key phases in the growing season to assess the N status in your corn crop. To download the latest copy of the Maizex N Tracker, go here: http://www.maizex2022.local/maizex-n-tracker.

Weed Control in Corn

Jun 9, 2021
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Along with proper seeding conditions, weed control is very important early in the season for corn to maximize yield potential. The time between the 3-leaf to 8-leaf stage is referred to in corn as the “critical weed-free period.” Corn is a weak competitor when it comes to other plants, and in order to achieve your…

Planting Corn in Western Canada

May 20, 2021
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Seeding conditions this spring have been drier in Western Canada due to the lack of snowpack and patchy rain events. Many growers are finding that the top 1–1.5” of soil is dry but that there is moisture below that point. This shouldn’t present too many issues when it comes to corn germination if the seed…

A Few Last-Minute Points Before Entering the Fields

Apr 29, 2021
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The weather is fine, and the optimum planting window will open within few days in many areas. When looking at the historical data, sowing between April 30 and May 10 will achieve maximum yield in corn. Sowing before and after these dates decreases the yield potential. Some essential points that should not be overlooked before…

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