Maize

Maize

The key characteristics of a good maize crop for holding game are that it has good early vigour and stands through the shooting season. It should also be sown on wide rows and kept weed free. Some people are looking for a very early variety that produces early cobs and can be flailed off as the season progresses to provide a good food source, whereas others want a very late maturing variety that doesn’t produce any feed value so as not to attract the unwanted attention of corvids, rats, badgers and deer. And somewhere in the middle sit the majority of our customers who are looking for a maize that gets away strongly, produces cobs that mature in October and stands through the season.

We therefore have 4 types from which to choose:

Oakbank Maize (vr Cladio FAO 250)

Proven variety
Take-Off ST seed treatment produces faster emergence and stronger root and stem structure
Mid-maturityExcellent standing power
Seed treatment – Thiram/Mesurol/Take-Off ST
Bag size – 45,000 seeds
Max seed rate 120,000 seeds/ha

 

Game Maize (vr Schelem or Codibird FAO 240)

 Proven varieties
Slightly earlier maturity than Cladio
Good standing power
Seed treatment – Thiram/Mesurol
Bag size – 50,000 seeds
Max seed rate 120,000 seeds/ha


 

Late (No Cob) Maize (vr Sancia FAO 620)

Grown for grain in Italy, Spain & Turkey
Very late maturing 
Good standing power
Seed treatment – Thiram/Mesurol
Bag size – 50,000 seeds
Max seed rate 120,000 seeds/ha

 

Super-early Maize (vr Emmerson FAO 150)

Proven variety in the UK
Super-early for guaranteed cobs
Good standing power
Seed treatment – Thiram/Mesurol
Bag size – 50,000 seeds
Max seed rate 120,000 seeds/ha

 

As maize is sometimes grown on land that has recently been pasture we also offer a variety that has been treated with Sonido to protect the seedling against wireworm attack. Sonido cannot be mixed with Mesurol so seed treated with Sonido does not have the same bird-repellent properties as Mesurol.

Sonido treated Maize to protect against wireworm (vr Twixxi FAO 190)

Proven variety in the UK
Early maturity
Good standing power
Seed treatment – Sonido
Bag size – 50,000 seeds
Max seed rate 110,000 seeds/ha

 

Maize