Maizex Seeds hosting second annual virtual agronomy series


Following on the heels of a successful event earlier this year, Tilbury-based Maizex Seeds will be hosting a six-week virtual agronomy series called Decipher, Debate, Decide beginning January 14.

The series will bring together some of the top agronomists in North America over the course of the series which Steve Denys of Maizex says will provide seed corn and soybean seed growers across Canada with a free opportunity to hear the experts weigh in on a host of timely topics.

Each 90-minute session will begin at 10 a.m. and feature a 45-minute round-table discussion featuring a key presenter, colour commentator and moderator, followed by a question-and-answer period open to all attendees.

The series kicks off Jan. 18 with a discussion on insights gleaned from the current year featuring Greg Stewart, Lead Agronomist at Maizex.

“Greg has been doing some really interesting work focusing on test weight vs kernel weight, and that’s just one of the topics he’ll be discussing,” says Denys, Director of Market & Product Development.

On January 25, Dr. Dave Hooker of the University of Guelph will discuss corn yields, drying costs and phantom yield loss, followed by a Feb. 1 discussion on Tar Spot, featuring Dr. Darcy Telenko of Purdue University.

After a one-week hiatus, the series returns Feb. 15 with Dr. Curtis Ransom, USDA- ARS Missouri explaining how to grow more corn using less nitrogen, and Peter Johnson of will discuss the upside of unpredictable and more rainfall on Feb. 22.

The final session, on March 1, will see Dr. Shawn Conley of the University of Wisconsin discussing how to  invest when it comes to boosting soybean yields.

Anyone interested in registering for the series can email