Varieties and planting
There are a multitude of maize varieties available. The choice of variety will depend on market requirements, environmental conditions, whether the crop is irrigated and the level of disease resistance required.
Maize growing yields in Queensland can be affected by insect pest
Nutrition, irrigation and weeds
Growing maize in Queensland requires the management of nutrition and irrigation.
Harvesting and marketing
Growing maize in Queensland requires management in the harvesting and marketing practices
Information on how maize-growing yields in Queensland can be affected by diseases
Disease photo gallery
Maize disease photo gallery with images of rot, wallaby ear, blight, smut, viruses and rust.
- Maize germplasm
Maize is a multipurpose summer cereal, grain and silage crop. It is a good rotation crop with legumes and cotton. Maize has a low capital investment, low growing risk and generally a longer window of harvest than other crops.The industry is valued between $25-$35 million annually, depending upon prices, area planted, and yields. Maize is predominantly grown for the domestic market, although a small amount - usually specialised varieties - is grown for export (e.g. waxy or white types). All sectors of the Australian maize industry are catered for by the Maize Association of Australia (MAA). MAA was established in 1991. Full details of MAA's functions, office bearers and interests are available at the Maize Association of Australia website.