2020 F.H.F.M. Virtual Plot Tour is “Live”

The 2020 First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” Virtual Plot Tour took place with filming on August 20th and 21st. Our 12 corn hybrid plot partners, along with the representatives of the 3 Biologic products, and plot soil consultant RPM Soils, LLC participated in the virtual plot tour. Click here to view Read more about 2020 F.H.F.M. Virtual Plot Tour is “Live”[…]

Soil Health Tissue Sampling Results Released– F.H.F.M. “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot”

The First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” as a service to producers thinking about soil testing and tissue analysis, instituted a plan for in-season tissue health sampling for the 2020 plot provided by RPM Soils, LLC soil testing and analysis service operated by Pike County native Janette (Swartz) Porter. This post includes Read more about Soil Health Tissue Sampling Results Released– F.H.F.M. “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot”[…]

Plot Receives Welcoming Rainfall and Accumulates GDU Units

Over the week of July 26th, the First Harvest “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” received just over 3 inches of welcoming rainfall, pushing the 2020 plot rainfall total to 15.8″ since planting. As of today, our G.D.U. Total has now surpassed 2,000 G.D.U.’s, or Growing Degree Day (heat units) accumulation pushing the plot to the R4 Read more about Plot Receives Welcoming Rainfall and Accumulates GDU Units[…]

Fungicide Application on Plot This Morning

This morning, July 16th I was fortunate enough to be in the area and saw the pilot apply the fungicide to the First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot”. The application included 13.7 ounces Miravis NEO fungicide, 1 ounce Warrior Insecticide, and .64 ounces Talyx Adjuvent for drift control and to provide stickiness. Read more about Fungicide Application on Plot This Morning[…]

July 8th Drone Fly-Over of Plot, Courtesy of RPM Soils, LLC

The FHFM Competitive Seed Comparison Plot benefited from a drone fly-over, courtesy of Janette Porter, principal of RPM Soils, LLC on Tuesday, July 8th. The plot was just beginning to tassel as one can see in the video. The flyover gave us the first true look at the plot from the air and shows the Read more about July 8th Drone Fly-Over of Plot, Courtesy of RPM Soils, LLC[…]

Nutrien Ag Solutions-Brian Terstriep and Brock Fifer Pull Tissue Samples on Competitive Seed Comparison Plot

On the morning of June 22nd, Nutrien Ag Solutions Market Development Agronomist Brian Terstriep along with Nutrien Ag Solutions Summer Intern Brock Fifer visited the 2020 Competitive Seed Comparison Plot and pulled tissue samples from the DynaGro D52VC15 VT Double Pro hybrid in the plot. Brian and Brock pulled tissue samples for both the hybrid Read more about Nutrien Ag Solutions-Brian Terstriep and Brock Fifer Pull Tissue Samples on Competitive Seed Comparison Plot[…]

Follow-up By New Leaf Symbiotics on TerraSym 408 Biologic Product

On June 15, Dave Weaver representing New Leaf Symbiotics, LLC, our “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” partner providing the TerraSym, 408 biologic product visited the plot and along with First Harvest Farm Management, LLC owner/manager Joe Dierker, A.F.M/C.C.A. dug and inspected root and stalk development development on the same 2 hybrids evaluated 3 weeks earlier on Read more about Follow-up By New Leaf Symbiotics on TerraSym 408 Biologic Product[…]

The Plot Gets A Much Needed Haircut

Similar to the struggles we have all had getting a haircut or styling from our favorite barber or hair stylist during the Coronavirus pandemic, the First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” received some much needed attention this past week courtesy of Prairieland F.S. and Seed Manager/Specialist Craig Ator, as Craig was kind Read more about The Plot Gets A Much Needed Haircut[…]

2nd Population Check/Plant Growth Completed

On Saturday evening, June 6th, I walked the First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” completing a second evaluation of plant stand and plant health on three of our representative hybrids (Beck’s, Burrus, and Golden Harvest). For uniform comparison purposes, these are the same three hybrids and same areas of the field I Read more about 2nd Population Check/Plant Growth Completed[…]