Atlanta, Ind. – Residue management is a critical factor when planning for the 2023 planting season, according to Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® data.
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From the heart of South Dakota to the eastern border of Ohio, from central Minnesota to the fields of Mississippi, the Beck's team will travel throughout our marketing area to highlight the stories of Beck’s family of employees, dealers, and farmers. Every month, we sit down and chat with a member of our Beck’s family of employees, dealers, and farmers to learn more about their career, their family, and their faith.
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Innovation has always been at the heart of farming, and that’s why we developed Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program. Since 1964, Beck’s has provided farmers with the most comprehensive, innovative, and practical agronomic research on hundreds of practices, inputs, and equipment.
Categories: CropTalk, 2022
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, nitrogen management, PFR Book, new studies, tire pressure, short corn
Many things over the course of history in PFR have come and gone with interest, but if there’s one thing that keeps coming up in the fall, it’s residue management. It’s never an easy one-size-fits-all answer, no pun intended! When we think about the ways we can manage it, there are several different strategies that we can incorporate beginning right at harvest.
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You’ve worked hard all year long to track what you planted, where you planted it, what you applied, where you applied it, and finally, what you harvested. That is a lot of work to let go to waste. Not having a place to store and analyze your data or giving your data to someone else and have to wait for the results to come back can be quite frustrating after the countless hours and effort you have put into your operation all season long.Y
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What is carbon? Carbon is the chemical element identified with the symbol C. It is found almost everywhere, seen and unseen. All organic compounds, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats contain carbon. Plant, animal, and tissue cells consist of carbon compounds designed to hold the structure together.
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“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:14-17
BANDING... WHAT IS IT? Check out Episode 15 of The DIG with Collin Scherer, Aaron Carmer, and guest host and PFR Agronomist, Clayton Stufflebeam, as they explain what it is and why banding could be a good option for your farm as fertilizer prices continue to rise.
Tags: harvest, Practical Farm Research, PFR, fertilizer, Nutrient Management, banding
Atlanta, Ind. – Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company and third largest seed brand, was welcomed by Nebraska state leaders in a ceremonial flag raising on Oct. 13, 2022, at Beck’s Goehner facility in Seward County.
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HAPPY HARVEST SEASON! Iron sharpens iron, right? At Beck’s, we’re always pushing ourselves to be better than yesterday. Years ago, Sonny Beck challenged himself and his team to hit 300 BU corn. Once they achieved that, it was time to take it to the next level.
Tags: harvest, Practical Farm Research, PFR, residue management
Atlanta, Ind. – Beck’s, CountryMark, Co-Alliance, and Central Indiana Ethanol announce collaboration with ClearFlame Engine Technologies to drive efforts that are expected to benefit row crop farmers through an innovative technology that decarbonizes heavy duty diesel combustion engines by enabling the use of any biofuel, including 100% ethanol (E98), as truck fuel.
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In June of 2022, we had the privilege of honoring the Wilson family from South Central Michigan with their Beck’s Day Ever. Keith and Cindy Wilson live in Onondaga, MI, where they farm nearly 2,000 acres. They’ve been married for 41 years, with three kids and three grandchildren.
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When it comes to managing a winter wheat crop, especially given the current commodity prices, there are many considerations for getting the most bang for our buck. Here at Beck’s, we have identified five key strategies for success to ensure the most profit potential.
Tags: Wheat, Nitrogen, Fungicide, Closing Wheels, Success Strategies
At this time of year, we get a lot of questions from farmers regarding the prevention of diseases in our crops for the next growing season. Specifically, “Is there anything I can do now?”
Tags: corn, soybeans, disease prevention
Yield of corn, measured in bushels per acre, is something that farmers strive to maximize each year. And while some components are set based on the genetics of the hybrids planted and environmental conditions (weather, soil type, water holding capacity, etc.), there are numerous management practices that can positively influence the yield of corn.
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“Now when Pharoah had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, ‘The people might change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.” Exodus 13:17
Atlanta, Ind. – Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company, and the third-largest seed brand in the United States, delivers on the promise to help Kansas farmers succeed by expanding its marketing area to encompass the entire state. This expansion adds 4 million acres of corn and 1.8 million acres of soybeans to the current sales territory in the eastern third of Kansas where Beck’s has served farmers for more than six years.
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SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS. What can you do now to help next year’s crops?
In June of 2020, the team at Beck’s honored the Wilson family from South Central Michigan with their Beck’s Day Ever. Keith and Cindy Wilson live in Onondaga, MI, where they farm nearly 2,000 acres. They’ve been married for 41 years, with three kids and three grandchildren.
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