MaizeDairy farmers wanting to optimise their maize crops are invited to Gippsland Maize Workshops in Maffra & Foster this October

The workshops will assist farmers to plan and manage their maize crops over the season, picking up on opportunities and risks each step of the way.

Farmers from across the region have expressed interest in growing these crops as a way of driving higher water use efficiency on farm and as an option to rehabilitate badly pugged pastures.

The workshops will focus on:

  • Why grow maize?
  • Setting your yield goals
  • Optimising your inputs & costs
  • Planning & Preparation
  • In-crop management issues and solutions
  • Fertiliser Requirements
  • Harvest Management and,
  • Critical Issues

Peter Notman who works closely with farmers said in a tight year it was important not to cut corners and to plan to succeed from the start.


He said it was important to arm yourself with information from the start about how to set your crop up properly and what to expect over the season to make sure you got the most from your investment.

The workshops has been developed by Notman Pasture Seeds & Gibsons Groundspread and Pioneer Brand Products. Farmers are encouraged to come armed with questions for workshop facilitators.

The workshop will be useful for farmers who are thinking about growing summer crops for the first time, as well as existing growers.

Foster Maize Workshop

Monday October 16th
Exchange Hotel, Foster (Main St)
11.00am – 12.40pm
Light lunch & refreshments provided

Maffra Maize Workshop

Tuesday October 17th
Maffra Football Ground – Social Rooms
Light lunch & refreshments provided


For more information contact Notman Pasture Seeds

Main Office (03) 5659 2314

Peter Notman 0418 512 035

Adam Fisher 0437 512 015