News » Maize Crop August Update 2018-09-10
We promised you an August update on the Maize crop Tom has been following since Spring 2018 when it was planted under sheets of plastic in very difficult growing conditions following a long and cold winter. Read the July update here and the first blog here.
This crop has been thriving. In fact, the majority of crops this year are looking very good with just 6/7 weeks to harvest.
This is a timely boost to farmers as the fodder situation for winter 2018 is going to be a difficult one.
The decision to increase plantation of Maize this year was a wise one as the later sown cereal crops are yielding around 1 tonne per acre less than 2017.
Article originally appeared on Glen Fuels New Ross website.