Maize Crop Protection
Maize (Zea mays L) is the most important grain crop in South Africa and is produced throughout the country under diverse environments. Successful maize production depends on the correct application of production inputs that will sustain the environment as well as agricultural production. In an average rainfall year South African farmers produce around 5.7 million tons of white maize and about 5.1 million tons of yellow maize. A bumper crop of around 16 million tons was achieved in 2017.
During, before and shortly after planting the main objective is to control weeds. The effect on yield of good weed management compared to no weed management can be around 350%. In the early stage of crop growth focus is shifted to preventative disease and insect management. During the growing season one to three fungicide applications are required to protect the crop for optimal crop production. During the season insecticide applications are needed to control pests. Plemax and Warlock are two registered Adama products against the devastating Fall Armyworm.
- The challenges of plant protection in Maize are extensive and varied.
- Adama South Africa provides effective means for complete crop protection in maize.
- With this brochure we strive to assist you in optimal crop management and income protection to obtain the full potential of your crop.
Our specialists are happy to support you personally. At the back of this brochure you will find the contact information of your regional Adama support, which you can download from the link below.