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MAIZE GAME CROP MIXTURE

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What can we mix with maize to keep it standing for longer. Two or three of are maize game crops are in the open and if we're lucky we can shoot them up until December ,but then the wind blows them flat and they practically useless. It will need to be able to be sprayed with a pre em herbicide compatible with maize. 

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I have heard of people this way sowing 1 1/2 packs of seed on a acre plot so it is thicker.

 

I would try a shorter variety, than you are using and possibly cobless less weight to fold stems over,...…. or go sorgum.

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Maize really doesn't like competing, makes week stems and poor or nil growth. 

Its not just a case of get some seed an put it in. loads of other factors need to be taken into account

 

have a read of tis or at lest speck to your local seed specialist. someone like Nickersons are all over the country.

 

have a look at this  https://www.lgseeds.co.uk/uploads/J9374_Maize-Selection-Guide_LR.pdf it will give you some idea.

if none of the above then look at surrounding the maize with other cover

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Ditch maize and use sorghum and millet. Will stand longer than you need it and doesn't attract rats, deer or badgers

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We've had a few acres of sunflowers this season and it's been a good cover crop, added bonus is I've never seen so many finches in one place!

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