Maize

We have been supplying specialist maize seed for game cover for over 30 years. During that time, we have trialled hundreds of varieties, enabling us to cherry-pick the very best for your shoot. Bright Seeds know the importance of maize crops to the success of a shoot and with this in mind we aim to supply maize that fulfils the following criteria: fast to establish, high grain yield and strong standing power so it lasts the full season. Game cover plots are often positioned in the challenging growing areas, so having varieties that establish quickly and are tolerant of proper soil types is key.

The theory that all maize is the same is simply not true. A standard forage maize is designed to be foraged in the autumn and be highly palatable for silage, so has no requirement to stand up through the winter. We use true grain varieties that are much stronger-stemmed and far better suited to game cover use.

Seed Treatments

Korit: currently the best bird repellent on the market. A must when rooks are likely to be an issue. We also often suggest increasing the seeding rate by 10% on plots where pressure from bird pests is high.

Force 20: an insecticide seed treatment to protect the newly planted crop from wireworm. Essential if maize is being grown following a long-term grass ley.

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