posted this on Crop Talk. His feeling is that an "unknown" non GMO seed company provided seed that made more money than the traited corn in FIRST trials.
I am not surprised. I recommended their seed on Crop Talk for non GMO seed corn seekers a year ago. They are a brand new upstart company with good seed. They sent me trial seed and it was very good. I still prefer my First Choice and Porter seed a little more. I am small enough I can't plant more than two or three companies and I want to try Genesys Grain Genetics this year.
Genesys is an ever newer upstart company that not only specializes in non GMO seed, but provides farmer ownership of the company and connects the farmer to markets that can improve his profit line.
Jeff and Keith started this company after realizing the need for pure non GMO seed raised with the FHR Farms method of fertilization.
More and more farmers are coming to this realization when they see good, non GMO seed outperforming all of the traited seed on the market. It's been a big topic of conversation on Crop Talk the past year. Keith saw this in his plot this year with the First Choice 808 making 600 more pounds of corn than any other entry across his large plot. A local farmer split his planter with First Choice 808 and Porter 4514 and saw the largest yield his farm has ever produced, 274 dry bushels per acre.
If I take a top hybrid in pure non GMO form, that is no glyphosate tested in that seed and plant it on soil where there is also no glyphosate, I am seeing higher yields. That's in last year's drought and this year's extra moisture, which was seven inches above normal here this year.
I know the big seed companies who have invested millions in traits don't want you to hear this but this is exactly what we are finding out. Take a look at this option on your farm if you haven't already. The farther I get away from glyphosate and the purer the seed I plant, the better the yield I seem to get.
Applications of gypsum and soft rock phosphate are addressing soil health needs just like Dr. Dan Skow said they would. Balanced fertility with plenty of free calcium and sulfur in the soil is making nitrogen work so much more efficiently.
What are you doing differently on your farm next year?