Agronomy Talk

29

Jul

2021

Planting Date Fungicide Response & Rootworm Pressure

Agronomy Update

Author: Mike Blaine

In this Agronomy Update, Alec Marxen, Seed Representative and Mike Blaine, Field Agronomist provide a PFR update from Gibbon, MN and a look at current corn topics including corn rootworm management.

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29

Jul

2021

Corn Fungicide

Agronomy Update

Check out the new video with Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, for important information regarding fungicide decisions on corn.

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29

Jul

2021

Strip-Tillage

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Over the years, Beck's has done a lot of research on different treatments with strip-till rigs, specifically broadcast vs. banding fertilizer. Check out this video from Field Agronomist, Chad Kalaher, to learn more!

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29

Jul

2021

Corn Fungicide Timing Considerations

Agronomy Update

Field Agronomist, Camille Lambert, created this video guide on what to look for when scouting your fields before making a fungicide pass. Don't forget to refer to Beck's list of PFR Proven™ fungicides to help make that pass a successful one.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, Agronomy, Fungicide

29

Jul

2021

Michigan PFR Update

Agronomy Update

Aaron Brooker, Field Agronomist, is at the Michigan PFR site today looking at our Sulfur Rate and Timing Study in corn.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, Agronomy, PFR

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

Jul

2021

Hail Damage Observations

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Check out Field Agronomist, Chad Kalaher's, recent agronomy update to learn more about the observations he has been making in regards to recent hail damage.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, Agronomy

29

Jul

2021

Controlling Volunteer Corn in Soybeans

Agronomy Update

Check out this latest agronomy update from Greg Shepherd, Field Agronomist, for more information on controlling volunteer corn in soybeans!

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, soybeans, Agronomy

29

Jul

2021

Welcome to Michigan PFR

Agronomy Update

Michigan PFR is off to a great start this year at the new location in Dewitt, MI! Aaron Brooker, Field Agronomist, talks about the exciting trials and a show plot with some of our new products.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, Agronomy, PFR

29

Jul

2021

Controlling Volunteer Corn in Soybeans

Agronomy Update

Author: Pat Holloway

Pat Holloway, Field Agronomist, gives us more information on controlling volunteer corn in soybeans.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, soybeans, Agronomy

29

Jul

2021

Evaluating Corn Stands In A Cold Spring

Agronomy Update

Greg Shepard, Field Agronomist, reminds us all to calibrate our expectations of corn growth using GDUs (Growing Degree Units).

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, Agronomy

29

Jul

2021

Early-Season Corn & Soybean Development in Minnesota

Agronomy Update

Author: Mike Blaine

In this latest agronomy update, Mike Blaine, Field Agronomist, is joined by Alec Marxen, Seed Representative, in Bird Island, Minnesota, to discuss corn and soybean early-season growing and application updates.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, soybeans, Agronomy

17

May

2021

Corn Hybrid Emergence Highlights

Agronomy Update

Author: Jon Caspers

In this video, Jon Caspers, Field Agonomist, highlights some of the products in Beck's corn lineup that you could keep in mind when early planting in future years.

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7

May

2021

High Performing Beck’s Corn Hybrids

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Interested in learning how current and new Beck’s Hybrids corn products are performing this growing season?

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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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4

Nov

2019

Agronomy Talk: PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT AND STEM ROT

Phytophthora root and stem rot is a common soil-borne disease in soybeans that is caused by the watermold, Phytophthora sojae. Phytophthora often occurs in poorly drained soils; it is most economically damaging in low-lying areas and fields that are prone to flooding.
 

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4

Nov

2019

Agronomy Talk: EAR DEFORMITIES

Ear and kernel development is a lengthy process for a corn plant. It begins at the V5 growth stage as the plant determines kernel rows around and then continues to V12 where the potential maximum length of the ear is determined. Next comes the pollination stages where the maximum number of kernels is established and then finally, R5 when the maximum kernel size is established.

Any stresses, natural or manmade, during this process, can lead to abnormal ear set. Many of the abnormal ears and their causes are detailed below. Accurate diagnosis of these abnormalities can help prevent future problems in the field.

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3

Oct

2019

Agronomy Talk: Harvesting Down Corn

Author: Jon Skinner

Harvesting downed corn is one of the worst jobs on the farm. Year in and year out, there are many abiotic stresses or plant pathogens that will affect standability and ease of harvesting a corn crop. One of the most prevalent issues causing decreased standability of corn is the presence of crown rot and stalk rots. These diseases take advantage of compromised stalk tissue, and degrading it below the ear causing lodging and stalk breakage. There are, however, ways to improve the process of harvesting downed corn that can make it much smoother.

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3

Oct

2019

Agronomy Talk: Short Husking

Author: Eric Wilson

Short husking is best described as “corn ears outgrowing their husks.” It results in more exposure of the ear tips to environmental conditions and increases the potential for reduced grain quality.

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17

Sep

2019

Agronomy Talk: Ear Drop

Author: Luke Schulte

Ears on the ground prior to harvest is frustrating and often misunderstood. Pest damage, weather stress, reduced nitrogen (N) uptake, and genetics can all contribute to dropped ears. However, identifying the causal agent may help you implement strategies and management practices to minimize ear drop in the future.

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