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 solid green foliage representing efficient nitrogen uptake and areas of the plot where excessive moisture created issues with the population stand and nitrogen uptake.
As the entire plot reached tassel stage, the observer can easily see the color differences in the various hybrids, as well as the portion of the plot first shooting tassels. By the end of the week of July 5th, the plot was at full tassel and beginning to silk.