Agronomy Talk

5

Nov

2021

Cover Crop - Cereal Rye Rate

Herbicide and Weed Management Briefs

Author: Jim Schwartz

Cereal rye can help suppress problematic weeds like waterhemp, as well as provide soil health benefits. The question becomes, what is the optimum cereal rye rate to best suppress waterhemp? Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® conducted studies in 2021 to see what the optimum rate might be. The cereal rye was terminated with crimping or chemical termination the following spring. To evaluate the benefit of a cover crop, no chemical but glyphosate was applied to terminate the cover crop.

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5

Nov

2021

2020 and 2021 Enlist E3® Post-Emergence

Herbicide and Weed Management Briefs

Author: Jim Schwartz

Enlist E3® soybeans allow the opportunity to utilize 2,4-D choline, Liberty and glyphosate in-season. With so many options, what is the best tank mix? Liberty is very effective on glyphosate-resistant (GR) weeds such as waterhemp. However, Liberty will be very weak on grasses and Enlist One will have no grass activity. With today herbicide systems with multiple traits we should target our problematic weeds. For instance, the problematic weed in this plot is GR waterhemp. Therefore, we should utlize Enlist One + Liberty to provide two effective SOA’s on this GR waterhemp population. We know we will sacrifice grass control but glyphosate or clethodim can be utilized in a later application to control any grass escapes.

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5

Nov

2021

Herbicide Insights: Weed Zapper

Author: Ben Wiegmann

Battling herbicide resistant weeds or weed escapes? Here’s an option of non-chemical weed management to look at! Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, reviews an alternative form of weed management in soybean systems – the Weed Zapper™. For effective weed control with the Weed Zapper, contact must be made with the main stem of the targeted weed, above the soybean crop canopy. The Weed Zapper electrocutes the targeted weeds to kill them.

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26

Oct

2021

Herbicide Insights: 2021 Enlist E3® Post-Emergence Options

Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead/PFR Agronomist, discusses post-emergence options for Enlist E3® soybean systems.

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22

Oct

2021

Agronomy Talk: Soil pH vs. Buffer pH

Author: Chad Kalaher

A soil’s pH is the most basic, yet most important value, for determining nutrient availability. Most crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa prefer a soil pH in a range of 6.3 to 6.8. Soil testing labs will report pH in two ways, soil pH and buffer pH.

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19

Oct

2021

Herbicide Insights: Enlist® Clethodim Rate Study

Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead/PFR Agronomist, discusses which rates of clethodim provided the greatest weed control with Enlist One® soybeans in this 2021 Herbicide Insight study.

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12

Oct

2021

Stalks and Nitrogen Deficiency

Agronomy Update

Check out this update with Beck's Hybrids' Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, where he talks about stalks and nitrogen deficiency.

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12

Oct

2021

Tar Spot and Other Diseases

Agronomy Update

Check out this video from Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, as he discusses information regarding tar spot and other diseases.

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12

Oct

2021

Herbicide Insights: XtendFlex System Study: Heavy, Medium and Low Weed Pressure

Author: Joe Bolte

Joe Bolte, Beck’s Hybrids Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Technician & Herbicide Specialist, evaluates different pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicide programs with XtendFlex® soybeans. 

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5

Oct

2021

Agronomy Talk: Tar Spot

Author: Jon Skinner

Tar Spot is a relatively new disease in the US but is one that can cause severe yield loss if conditions are right.

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27

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Xtendflex® Post-Emergence Options

Author: Luke Schulte

There are many options available in an Xtendflex® system. Which one will you be utilizing on your operation?

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27

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Wheat-Fall Burndown/Residual vs. Spring Burndown

Author: Ben Wiegmann

Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Field Sales Agronomist, reviews the details of the “Weed Management in Wheat” 2021 Herbicide Insight Plot. The purpose of this study is to determine how newer wheat herbicide labels such as Sharpen® and Zidua® SC compare to traditional wheat herbicides.

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20

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: TH Fabrication Row Focus Rotary Hoe

Author: Joe Bolte

Check out this new video with Clayton Stufflebeam, PFR Location Lead, and Joe Bolte, PFR Technician / Herbicide Specialist, for important information regarding the TH Fabrication Row Focus Rotary Hoe.

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20

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Tillage – Second Year Study

Author: Austin Scott

Does deep tillage, with a moldboard plow, significantly reduce weed pressure? Austin Scott, Beck’s Hybrids Area Team Leader and Herbicide Specialist, reviews the influence of various tillage practices on waterhemp emergence in this 2021 Herbicide Insight plot.

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15

Sep

2021

Don't Delay Corn Harvest

Agronomy Update

Author: Luke Schulte

Ready for those combine wheels to start rolling in the fields? What considerations should a farmer review before revving up for harvest season? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, highlights key agronomic considerations before harvest begins on farms.

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15

Sep

2021

HERBICIDE INSIGHTS: Enlist® System Study: Heavy, Medium and Low Weed Pressure

Author: Austin Scott

In this video, Austin Scott, Beck’s Area Team Leader and Herbicide Specialist, evaluates the use of different PRE and POST emergence herbicide programs with Enlist E3® soybeans.

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14

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Enlist® System Study: Nozzle Selection and Carrier Rate

Author: Joe Bolte

Joe Bolte, PFR Technician & Herbicide Specialist, evaluates the weed control of post-emergent herbicide programs on Enlist E3® soybeans. Does nozzle selection or the carrier rate used make a difference when making post applications of Enlist One® on soybeans?

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8

Sep

2021

HERBICIDE INSIGHTS: Corn System Study: One Pass vs. Two Passes

Author: Ben Wiegmann

Can farmers get away with making a single herbicide application on their corn crop, or should they utilize a two-pass herbicide application across the field? Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, discusses one-pass herbicide programs versus two-pass herbicide programs on corn. Watch this video to learn how to make a one-pass system work and what specific chemistries help make weed control effective on the corn crop. Nine different herbicide treatments were tested in this study: two treatments in a one-pass system, and seven treatments in a two-pass system.

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8

Sep

2021

HERBICIDE INSIGHTS: Dicamba vs. 2,4-D Soil Activity

Author: Luke Schulte

Is there any additional soil activity out of applying dicamba (Engenia®) versus 2,4-D (Enlist One®) on soybeans? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Field Sales Agronomist, reviews the benefits of using pre-plant herbicide systems, the soil activity on a dicamba system (Engenia) vs. a 2,4-D system (Enlist One), and what this 2021 Herbicide Insight plot looks like 45 days after treatment (DAT).

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3

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Cereal Rye Termination

When making the decision to terminate a cover crop, what method works best? Camille Lambert, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, reviews three cover crop termination methods: crimping the cover crop, using a chemical control option (Roundup PowerMAX®), and a combination method of crimping + using chemical control (Roundup PowerMAX®).

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