150 participants at the AGRAVIS maize field evening in Münster-Mauritz
At the outset, the maize was having a difficult time: The cold and dry spring weather 2015 affected its growth. At the end, at least the agriculturists in Westphalia are pleased with an average to good harvest. Tuesday night at the AGRAVIS maize field evening at the group's own test farm St. Mauritz in Münster, approximately 150 agriculturists and employees of the agricultural cooperative society already directed their sights to the next sowing.
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- On Tuesday night, around 150 agriculturists and employees from the agricultural cooperative society obtained the latest information on the subject of maize at the AGRAVIS test farm in St. Mauritz.
The whole field evening centered around the question: How does maize grow best? AGRAVIS- crop farming consultants informed agriculturists which variety of maize to choose for the next season and which varieties had been newly licensed in 2015. Further topics were catch crop cultivation and pasture care.
The AGRAVIS crop farming consultants guided the participants through the most important maize varieties from different growers and gave practical hints for variety selection. "There is a total of more than 720 licensed maize varieties. We as AGRAVIS crop farming consultation always try to select the most productive varieties from this large offer, thus generating site- and use-specific recommendations", explains AGRAVIS crop farming expert Dr. Stefan Wichmann.
In a very practical manner, visitors could convince themselves "live" of the quality of the different topsoil catch crop mixes and discuss cultivation methods and further catch crop cultivation topics with the experts. At the pasture station, participants obtained information about Plantinum mixtures and discussed pasture management issues with the experts.
Over a light meal, agriculturists and crop farming consultants had plenty of opportunity to talk shop.
Participants were satisfied: "Like every year, I was able to take along important information concerning the selection of varieties. I particularly appreciate the cross-grower insight into the versatile variety landscape", one of them summed up the experience.