Maize is a very important crop in New Zealand. It is grown for the production of quality animal feed, either in the form of grain maize or as maize silage.
The key to growing a productive maize crop is to ensure successful plant establishment. A number of insect pests attack maize as it is establishing and without adequate control significant plant losses can occur. Applying an effective seed treatment such as Gaucho from Bayer Crop Science will ensure maize crops get off to a flying start.