Friday, September 9, 2011

First Choice

I took a little trip to Rush County, Indiana today. I visited with my friends at First Choice Seeds at a dairy farm where they had corn plots planted. The old farm has had a rough year but the hybrids looked good for June 7 planting.

My new friend Mark Denzler of Denzler Seeds merged with my friend Leon Bird to form First Choice Seeds. It'a powerful match up with talents and now Mark has a whole crop of bright young people to learn the trade and grow with him.

There is no way I could buy seed anywhere else. I was never big enough to get the eye of the majors and now that I am they can't get my business because they didn't earn it when I was smaller.

I have been on him to put SabrEx on all his seed and he finally admitted today he had an order from Ohio for 700 units of seed corn IF he would put SabrEx on it so I guess he is going to learn how! Every bag of wheat he sells should have it but he's not quite on that technology bandwagon yet.

No wonder he isn't, trying to keep up with all the corn traits and herbicide programs. It has driven many good people nuts and out of business or worse. So I have to chide him on and keep proving it to him it is best for everyone.

I took soybean and corn samples with SabrEx and America's Best on the beans. I hope they were quite impressed. I came to try and start to figure out what to plant next year and they were all so good I am more confused now than when I started.

If you want really good seed and service at a fair price, give Mark a call at First Choice.


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