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
Many farmers in the area have begun planting, and others are getting ready to start. As you head to the field, I wanted to share a few reminders with you to help you fine-tune your planting operations to ensure the best chance of success with your 2021 corn and soybean crops.
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
Chris Grimm & Pat Holloway discuss 2021 PFR Anhydrous Ammonia Studies.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, PFR, Anhydrous Ammonia, PFR Studies
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.
In this video, Austin Scott takes us on a virtual tour of our Dicamaba in the PRE plot at Beck's PFR. The goal of this study is to evaluate different pre-emerge herbicides that look at utilizing dicamaba as a PRE vs. other residuals.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
What options do we have/how can we keep soybean fields clean in non-GMO scenarios?
In the video, field agronomist, Luke Schulte discusses a study we are conducting to evaluate what options we have and what the efficacy is like when we no longer want to use a growth regulator in the POST.
Check out this video to learn more!
Can you get away with a one-pass herbicide system if you delay cover crop termination? Well, with really good biomass and a product with great residual activity, we think you can!
When it comes to suppressing winter annual weeds, cover crops are on your side.
Learn more about the benefit of cover crops when facing resistant weeds now. Check out the video below!
What are effective ways to control weeds with the Enlist system? Check out this video for more info on your three options when it comes to POST herbicides for ultimate weed control.
2020 was the second year we conducted our Enlist System Study where we evaluate different combinations of herbicides both with an in-season residual and without.
Check this video with Joe Bolte to learn more!
Wondering what the best carrier rate for Enlist One? Check out this video featuring Joe Bolte, PFR Technician/Herbicide Specialist, to learn more about our findings from our 2020 demo plots.
When should you make your POST herbicide applications?
The most important thing to remember is to actively scout your fields and make sure you're spraying when weeds are less than 4 in. tall!