Dont miss it…
THIS years National Forage Maize Day at CEDAR, Reading, incorporates protein crops for the first time, recognising the need for home-grown protein to complement maize rations.
A wide variety of protein crops suitable for growing and feeding in the UK will be on display, together with maize bi-cropping demonstrations.
Maize plots feature varieties from all major plant breeding and seed companies, while Dalgety-sponsored plots will allow visitors to compare conventional and compact varieties.
The MGA demonstration focuses on growing maize using different row widths, varying nitrogen applications and undersowing maize with grass.
A new layout will assist visitors through the event site, ensuring that you will find everything you want to see with ease.
At the last National Forage Maize Day, the seminars proved so popular that both sessions were overcrowded.
At this years event there will be eight speakers each speaking up to five times during the day, based around the site. Each speaker will talk for 15-20 mins then answer questions (see speaker programme).
1 Simon Draper
(MGA) Maize 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 1.30, 2.30
2 Julian Park
(Reading University) Bi-cropping 10, 11, 12, 2, 3
3 Jim McVitte
(NIAB) Starch assessment 10.30, 11.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30
4 Richard Phipps (CEDAR)
Compact maize vs conventional 11, 12, 2, 3, 4
5 Gordon Newman
(MGA) Feeding maize 10.30, 11.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30
6 Geoffrey Gent
(PGRO) Peas and beans 11, 12, 2, 3, 4
7 Colin Wright
(MGA) Whole-crop silage 10.30, 11.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30
8 Simon Broddle
(Soyabean Assoc) Soya 11, 12, 2, 3, 4