Drilling maize© Tim Scrivener
Achieving uniform emergence when growing maize is key to the final yield and quality of the crop. Jon Riley spoke to Maize Growers’ Association agronomist Simon Draper to find out the answers to the main points underpinning a successful start to the crop. Why is uniform emergence important? Yield losses can be as high as 40% when maize crops emerge unevenly. The losses are caused by the earlier emerging, larger plants out-competing their smaller counterparts for sunlight, nutrients and soil […]