Game Maize is still one of the most popular crops used for cover and feed. Nearly all maize varieties used for game cover have at some stage been commercial forage or grain varieties. As these maize varieties are superseded by newer hybrids, stocks of those being replaced diminish and we carefully select the most suitable of these for our game cover purposes.The selection criteria a breeder would use for a new forage maize are:
- High yield potential
- Resistance to lodging
- Very good early vigour
- Resistance to disease
Most of these attributes are just as important for our game cover crops and as breeding evolves the varieties we supply will continue to improve.