What is happening in the field with late April planted soybeans?
Tags: soybeans, Agronomy, Agronomy Update
Chad Kalaher, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, discusses what to consider when deciding on making a fungicide application to wheat.
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Wheat, WHEAT FUNGICIDE, wheat yield
Interested in learning how current and new Beck’s Hybrids corn products are performing this growing season?
Tags: corn, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, high performing corn
Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR®) department is testing FMC’s new fungicide Xyway™ in a placement and timing study on corn.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Fungicide, PFR, xyway
Mike Blaine, Field Sales Agronomist joins Alec Marxen, Seed Representative, from Minnesota to give a late April update on planting progress in their territory.
Tags: planting, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Minnesota
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.
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Update, minnesota farming
How do different tillage practices (or lack of) affect the ability of soils to accept water? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, demonstrates differences experienced by a no-till field and a stale seed bed field (that has been touched by a disk ripper and a field cultivator).
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Update, soil prep
Camille Lambert, Field Sales Agronomist, introduces a new Practical Farm Research (PFR®) study for 2021, the Planting Conditioning Study – Large Rain Event at the Henderson, Kentucky, facility.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, PFR, planting conditions
Chad Kalaher, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, shares helpful tips regarding early-season soybean management.
Tags: soybeans, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, soybean planting
Should I be planting corn or soybeans? Should I plant corn or soybeans first? These are common questions agronomists, like Chad Kalaher, face each spring.
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Update, planting recommendations
The Colfax, Iowa, PFR Location is testing out row cleaners for narrower row applications and also in high speed planting conditions.
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Update, row cleaners, narrow rows
Introducing the Beck’s Generation Farmer series, hosted by Field Sales Agronomist, Dale Viktora.
Pat Holloway, SW Iowa field sales agronomist, and Jon Caspers, NE Iowa field sales agronomist, review some key considerations for managing continuous corn rotations.
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Continuous Corn, corn management
Iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is a physiological disorder caused by a lack of iron in the soybean plant which creates the “chlorosis” symptoms. Plants with IDC have yellowing (chlorosis) beginning between the veins and progressing to a generally chlorotic canopy. Other symptoms include reduced plant growth and ultimately, lower yields. Yield reductions from IDC are a primary limitation for some farmers in certain fields.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Tags: soybeans, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, IDC, iron
I recently attended Dr. Larry Steckel's University of Tennessee Weed Tour and I wanted to give you an update on a few of the new herbicide programs that are coming out that can be used in double crop or high biomass situations.
Check out the video below to see the difference in residual formulations from this cover crop termination study.
Categories: Agronomy, Kentucky, Tennessee
Tags: Beck's Blog, Beck's Hybrids, Agronomy Update, Austin Scott, residual herbicides, double crop, Cover Crop Termination Study, High biomass
Do you know the difference between Phytophthora Root Rot and Fusarium Wilt in soybeans?
Check out this quick Agronomy Update video from Beck's agronomist, Steve Gauck to learn more about the signs and symptoms of both diseases, and how to tell the difference in the field.
Categories: Agronomy, S Indiana
Tags: Beck's Blog, Agronomy Update, Steve Gauck, indiana agronomy, Phytophthora root rot, Fusarium Wilt
Do you know what herbicide damage in soybeans looks like? Over the past week, I have responded to a number of calls from farmers whose soybeans were showing symptoms of damage from metribuzin herbicide.
Categories: Agronomy, E Central Illinois
Tags: soybeans, Chad Kalaher, Agronomy Update, Illinois Agronomy, Herbicide Damage
Many farmers in our area have finally started planting while many others are getting ready to start. I wanted to share a few reminders with you as you fine-tune your planting operations to ensure the best chance of success om 2018.
Categories: Agronomy, NE Illinois, NW Indiana, Michigan
Tags: planting, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Planting Depth, Product Placement, Mike Hannewald, Planting Populations
Did this year's freezing temperatures affect your yield potential?
While total wheat acres are down this year due to commodity prices, there there are still several thousand acres of Beck’s wheat planted throughout the South.
Unfortunately, that wheat has had a very troubled start this season. During planting, we experienced several weeks of dry weather that slowed emergence and even delayed planting. Then, in early January, we experienced two weather events that brought below normal temperatures (single digits in some areas) for extended periods of time. I have had several concerned farmers call and ask me if these weather events damaged their wheat crop and, true to my agronomist nature, my answer has been, “it depends on several factors.”
Tags: Agronomy Update, Wheat, Austin Scott, Kentucky Agronomy, Tennessee Agronomy, Wheat Freeze Injury, Wheat Feekes Scale, Split Applying Nitrogen on Wheat
Nitrogen (N) application timing and placement is important to farmers in Missouri who face nitrogen loss from denitrification and leaching.
In this latest agronomy upate, I am joined by our summer intern, Amy Johnson, and PFR Partner, Adam Casner, as we discuss the PFR Partners study taking place near Carrollton, MO
Categories: Agronomy, Missouri
Tags: Beck's Blog, Beck's Hybrids, intern, Agronomy Update, David Hughes, Missouri, PFR Proven, Nitrogen Application