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Field News: PFR Updates and Insights

Published on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Beck’s 2017 Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Book has finally been released! The newest edition has over 400 pages of unbiased agronomic research. Along with all the data in the book, we have also highlighted the 2017 class of PFR Proven™ products and practices.

What is PFR Proven you ask? PFR Proven was a concept developed last year to identify products and practices that continue to pay, year over year. A PFR Proven practice is a management practice that has been tested in PFR and found to be profitable over multiple years. These practices should be considered as starting points to any management plan. A PFR Proven product is a product that has been tested in PFR and found to provide annual yield gains and average a positive ROI over a minimum of three years. These products will be marked with the PFR Proven stamp in the PFR Book and are ones to consider trying on your farm. In 2017, we released four new PFR Proven products and two new practices for corn. For soybeans, we identified two new products as well.

If you have not yet received your copy of the 2017 Beck’s PFR Book, please contact your local dealer, seed advisor, or myself to get one. You can also view all of these studies on our searchable, interactive PFR website. Click here to view it now.  

What’s new for 2018? Well for starters, we want YOUR input. Most of our studies started off as ideas or suggestions from farmers just like yourself. This is the time of year where we are planning many of our studies for the upcoming growing season and we would love to hear any ideas or questions you might have that we could consider testing! Feel free to contact me, or your local dealer or seed advisor, about these ideas.

Don’t forget, our PFR insight meetings are quickly approaching. These meetings are unlike any other agronomic meeting in the industry and will provide a great deal of unbiased agronomic information. Hopefully you received your invite in the mail or by email, but if not, you can click here to find a meeting near you. Please make sure to RSVP! These meetings are another great agronomic tool that Beck’s offers to help farmers succeed.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts about studies. Happy New Year!


Chris Robinson | PFR Location Lead


Practical Farm Research and PFR Proven™ are trademarks of Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Inc.

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