Weed control and a good supply of high quality fibre, are two of the main considerations for Gino De Stefani when selecting a corn variety for his cropping rotation at ‘Whyalla’ in southern Queensland, which has a 50-thousand head feedlot on the property. In particular, Johnson grass and nut grass are issues, which is why Pioneer® brand P1813-IT hybrid corn has been introduced to the cropping program.
With a need to start watering his cotton before Christmas, Steve Little will only consider a high yielding mid-season corn variety to fit into his rotation.
The use of corn as the major summer crop has proven a profitable option for Nick Dippel, on their mixed farming enterprise at Thornton, upper Laidley Creek, in the Locker Valley of south-east Queensland.
Conditions can get cold on the Central Downs in southern Queensland, where Cameron Kuhnemann farms, which means he needs to select his summer crop varieties carefully.
Having purchased a 16-hectare farm in the Fassifern Valley just a couple of years ago which had produced lucerne for many seasons, Russell Jenner was keen to make a change in the rotation.
To do well in south-east Queensland’s Fassifern Valley, corn varieties need to be able to handle serious wind and rain.
Remarkably, in nearly 70 years of farming in the Bell district of southern Queensland, the Barron family has never grown corn.
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