The 2020 First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” is in the ground. On a beautiful, but chilly Tuesday morning April 21st, the 2020 plot went in under near perfect conditions. A big thanks to Craig Ator, Brandon Morrow, and Max Stinebaker from Prairieland F.S. for your assistance, and use of the plot Read more about 2020 Plot is in the ground![…]
On March 8, 2020, Anhydrous Ammonia was applied on the plot. Edgewood Farm, LLC tenant Earl Phillips applied ammonia at the recommended rate to maximize the yield potential, along with N-Serve nitrogen stabilizer.
On Friday, November 8, harvest on the First Harvest Farm Management “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” was completed. Yields were excellent with the top hybrid yielding a phenomenal 250 bu./acre, and the plot average over 231 bu./acre. A big thanks to Phil Ruble, Craig Ator, Mark McQueen and Max Stinebaker with Prairieland F.S., Bret Lipcaman with Read more about The Plot is harvested![…]
On Monday, August 12th, the U.S.D.A. released the August crop production report, and astounded the trade with a huge projected corn acreage number. Below is a letter I authored and sent to First Harvest Farm Management, LLC clients trying to make sense of the numbers. The letter also provides detail on the 2019 Market Facilitation Read more about Wow! What a report from the U.S.D.A!; MFP 2.0 Details announced[…]
Early Saturday, (August 17) the plot benefited from a wonderful 1″ rainfall. You could not have asked for better timing as the ground was really hard and the corn hybrids are solidly in the grain fill stages, and needing a good drink of water. With most of the hybrids at milk or dough stage, this Read more about What a Great Rainfall![…]
The 2019 First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” tour date has been set for Tuesday, September 3rd, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the plot on 235th Avenue, southeast of Pittsfield. Dinner to follow. This year, the plot contains 12 hybrids with each hybrid participating in 3 replications involving starter fertilizer and biologic Read more about Plot Tour Date Announced[…]
Check out the updated First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot” sign located along 235th Avenue at the plot! With the addition of new companies joining the plot in 2019, an update was in order. Please welcome LG Seeds, NuTech Seeds, and Golden Harvest as 2019 additions to the plot line-up.
On August 14, Edgewood Farms, LLC tenant Earl Phillips, Prairieland F.S. Seed Advisor/Crop Consultant Dusty Morrow and First Harvest Farm Management, LLC owner Joe Dierker inspected the 2019 corn on the FHFM plot. Disease pressure is low and the fungicide application made earlier has helped with plant health and holding back disease pressure. Overall, the Read more about Seed and Agronomy Representatives field inspections begin[…]
The First Harvest Farm Management 2019 Competitive Seed Comparison Plot is now hitting on all cylinders! After a delayed planting of nearly one month due to excessive moisture and less than ideal ground conditions, the plot was planted on May 29th, and the first emergence was noted on June 3rd. By July 3rd, the plot Read more about Hitting on All Cylinders!!![…]
On Monday evening, June 3rd, I was able to see the first of the planted corn hybrids beginning to emerge. Soil conditions are quite favorable for emergence, and the hybrids were just peeking thru after exactly 1 week post-planting. GDD units since planting are 125 (thru today) and most hybrids will need around 2700 GDU’s Read more about Well, “Hello There”[…]