Agronomy Talk

29

Jul

2021

Beck's Generation Farmer Part 3

Agronomy Update

Author: Dale Viktora

Check out this update from Dale Viktora, Field Agronomist, for considerations moving forward.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, Agronomy

29

Apr

2021

Generation Farmer Part 2

Agronomy Update

Author: Dale Viktora

Dale Viktora, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, gives an update on corn and soybean planting for the second edition of the Beck’s Generation Farmer series.

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19

Mar

2021

Generation Farmer Part 1

Agronomy Update

Author: Dale Viktora

Introducing the Beck’s Generation Farmer series, hosted by Field Sales Agronomist, Dale Viktora.

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7

Feb

2020

agronomy talk: POTASSIUM AND CORN DEVELOPMENT

Author: Dale Viktora

Potassium (K) plays vital roles within corn plants for carbohydrate, nutrient, and water flow. It is instrumental in gas exchange from the plant to the atmosphere as it regulates the opening and closing of the stomata of the leaf; it is also a key component in cell walls which add to stalk strength. Potassium is essential for photosynthesis, maximizing water use efficiency, helping maintain plant health, increasing test weight of grain, and nitrogen use efficiency. A corn plant requires almost as much K as nitrogen (N); however, when looking at soil test values across the Midwest, soil test K values have been falling. This is largely due to increased grain yields removing higher amounts of K from the soil and insufficient K applications.

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29

Apr

2019

Agronomy Talk: PURPLE CORN

Author: Dale Viktora

Typically, purple corn leaves are automatically diagnosed as a phosphorus deficiency early in the spring. Although purple corn leaves are a symptom of phosphorus deficiency, this does not always mean there is a soil phosphorus deficiency per se. It could be that the plants are unable to access soil phosphorus due to problems with the root system, excess soil moisture, or cool temperatures.

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