Maize in a cooler climate - from seed to feed

Time: 24-25 September, 2014
Place: Kristianstad, Sweden

NJF Conference Report vol 6 no 10 2014!

This seminar on maize in a cooler climate, which was held at the Rural Economy and Agricultural Society in Skepparslöv, Kristianstad, dealt with topics such as cultivation, conservation, biogas, feed evaluation and ruminant nutrition. Experiences from cultivation and evaluation of maize in the Nordic and Baltic countries were highlighted and compared with experiences from other countries. This was accomplished by the contribution of a wide range of high-quality papers presented by experts in the field. The papers were scientifically reviewed before being published. There was also a field trip included in the programme, which gave the participants the opportunity to learn about variety testing and maize cultivation in practice. There were five invited papers and 25 short papers presented at the seminar and published in the NJF Report 10 (6) and sponsored exhibition stands. We had 75 participants from 10 different countries, which gave us the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience from various countries. The seminar was sponsored by Limagrain A/S, KWS Scandinavia A/S and Addcon Europe GmbH.

Organising committee

  • Elisabet Nadeau, SLU Skara, Sweden (chair)
  • Anders Herlin, SLU Alnarp, Sweden
  • Christian Swensson, SLU Alnarp/LRF Mjölk, Sweden
  • Magnus Halling, SLU Uppsala, Sweden
  • Mårten Hetta, SLU Umeå, Sweden
  • Ib Sillebak Kristensen and Martin Weisbjerg, Foulum, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Ragnar Leming, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
  • Oiva Niemeläinen and Perttu Virkajarvi, MTT, Jokioinen, Finland
  • Zinta Gaile, Faculty of Agriculture, Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava, Latvia