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Planting It Right, The First Time

April 13, 2021 - Dale Longwell, Certified Crop Advisor & Seed Specialist   With the early warm up the first week of April, I saw a few planters rolling… mostly soybeans, but some corn. South of the Ohio River, I feel it was appropriate to get started. I will…

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Are You Ready For Spring?

March 22, 2021 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator & Steve Miller, Seed Specialist With temperatures in the 60’s the last few days in Indiana, I can’t help but think about spring! The first day of spring was on Saturday, planting will begin soon. When thinking about spring, you might…

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eMerge Soybean Program

February 26, 2021 - Brian Marlatt The eMerge program is a collaboration with Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB) for two food grade Non-GMO eMerge Varieties: FB e3782 C STS and FB e3776 C STS. The eMerge breeding program focuses on end use characteristics of the grain. These varieties have…

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Seed Selection 101

January 28, 2021 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator At 1st Choice Seeds, our product lineup provides seed options for your farm. Options are a result of us being an independent seed company. Instead of offering only one trait platform from only one germplasm pool like some national brands, we…

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What Do We Know About Enlist™ Soybeans?

December 17, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator The 1st Choice Seeds team had an opportunity to attend the Enlist™ Ahead webinar this week, hosted by Corteva Agriscience. During the webinar, our sales team learned more about spraying Enlist™ soybeans, tank mixing chemicals, controlling grasses, and other weed management…

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We Are Thankful

November 17, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? As I look at the calendar, I realize that 2020 is almost over! Each year, around this time, people start thinking about their blessing and what they’re thankful for. When asked the question “What…

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Harvest Safety

October 16, 2020 - Steve Miller, Seed Specialist As harvest season is well underway, farmers are working very long hours gathering their crops. It seems that every year we hear of some farm tragedy or someone losing their life in a farm accident during this time. It is imperative…

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What are those Yellow Spots in my Soybean Field?

September 22, 2020 - Dale Longwell, Certified Crop Advisor & Seed Specialist “What are those yellow spots in my soybean fields?” That’s been the question I have been getting from farmers and salesmen alike this late summer. I started noticing these in the countryside about the first of August.…

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Runts vs. Weeds

August 10, 2020 - Mark Borden, Seed Specialist When performing “in field yield estimates” for producers, one key factor is ears per acre. Let’s visit a scenario… a farmer has set his planter to “drop” 32,000 seeds per acre. Traveling to multiple locations in their field. Measuring off 17’5”…

Mark Borden
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What is Cold Storage?

July 24, 2020 - Blair Kramer, Production Lead Well, its that time of year again… returned seed and carry over seed corn are going into cold storage. Why do we put corn into cold storage? Protecting our investment… seed corn is just that. It’s an investment in the future…

Blair Kramer
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Let’s Get to the Root of the Matter

June 24, 2020 - Mark Borden, Seed Specialist When farmers ask the question, “Why are my plants emerging at different stages?” there will usually be four or more factors to consider. These factors include, but are not limited to: soil type, soil temp, soil moisture, and seeding depth. In…

Mark Borden
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A Farmer’s Thoughts on COVID-19

May 22, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator With the current COVID-19 pandemic going on, many people are worried and anxious about the future. Because of this new ‘normal’, things are different. When shopping at the grocery store, you will notice many people wearing masks. In some states, restaurants…

Joey Benningfield, Seed Specialist
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Planting Patience

April 28, 2020 - David Woodruff, Seed Specialist Patience is a virtue but is not always easy, especially when it comes to planting season. With last year’s record-breaking late planting season still fresh in our minds, it can be tempting to try to catch that first planting window by…

David Woodruff
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Preparing for Spring 2020 Burndown

March 16, 2020 - Dale Longwell, Certified Crop Advisor & Seed Specialist As we adjust to day light savings time and the days are warmer, its time to focus on our burndown programs. We always want to wait for at least three nighttime temps in the 50’s, before we…

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Don’t Miss the 2020 Farm Bill Deadline

February 4, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator  The 1st Choice Seeds team recently gathered for our first meeting of the new year. It’s always a good time when our team comes together! We are able to share ideas and learn from each other to better serve you. During…

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Next Stop: Louisville, KY for the National Farm Machinery Show

January 24, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator 1st Choice Seeds will be at the National Farm Machinery Show once again, in just a few weeks! The show takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. You can visit the show from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.…

Trade Show
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New Bulk Bin Addition

December 23, 2019 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator Exciting things have been happening around the 1st Choice Seeds office lately… we’re growing and expanding! At the end of November, four bins were installed at our facility. Trucks arrived from Western Illinois, each hauling one bin on their trailer. The…

1st Choice Seeds Bulk Bins 2019
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Tennessee Test Plot Results Are In…

November 11, 2019 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator 1st Choice Seeds serves farmers in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and other eastern states. The slogan our company lives by, and our seed, is “1st in Seed Quality”. In our last blog, “We’re 1st In Seed Quality. We Can Prove It.”,…

Jay Moser - Harvest 2019
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