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CropTalk: PFR: Come See For Yourself

May 2020

Published on Friday, May 01, 2020

Don’t just tell me. Show me. Spending time at home with young children, as many of us have done recently, proves this axiom to be true, and it carries forward with adults making critical decisions throughout the world.

Herbicide Insight Days

Talking about herbicide systems can only go so far until farmers need to see the impacts with their own eyes and walk the plots themselves. Beck’s has designed two events to show you the Power in the Pre™ and that layering residuals is your best tool in the fight against resistant weeds. We invite you to join us for Herbicide Insight Days on June 9 in Henderson, Kentucky, or on June 25 at our location in Effingham, Illinois. Herbicide Insight Days will provide you the opportunity to hear from Beck’s experts as you walk through plots showcasing a range of systems, including tank mixing glufosinate and glyphosate, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® applications in pre- and post-application systems, and some non-chemical weed control methods like row spacing, population, cover crops, and tillage strategies. To RSVP, visit beckshybrids.com/RSVP/Herbicide-Insight.

Personal PFR Tours

At our field shows in August, you’ll have the opportunity to go on Practical Farm Research (PFR)® tours and see our studies from the comfort of a buggy. But, what if you have more specific questions, and want to see more of the details of each study? In that case, we invite you to come on a personal PFR Tour. We welcome you to join us at your local PFR research location, and you can choose which studies to see. You may want to spend time in the shop checking out our state-of-the-art planters or a piece of equipment that is new to the industry. You’ll spend time with our team of researchers and agronomists, and will be welcome to dig up plants, count nodes, make your own fungicide ratings, and come to your own conclusions. After your morning in the field, you’ll join the team for lunch before heading home to apply what you’ve learned to your own operation. PFR Tours are kept to small groups so that we can deliver a personalized experience. Reach out early to your local Beck’s dealer if you’d like to schedule a personal PFR tour.

Most of my job is writing, and I can tell you about the value of PFR in many ways; none of those are as powerful as showing you. Walk our plots and get to know our team, and I’m confident that you’ll bring home more value than anything I put into words on a page. I hope that you take a day out of your busy schedule to see PFR for yourself.

We are optimistically looking forward to hosting these events. Please check the RSVP website or ask your local Beck's representative for any changes that may be required to comply with public health guidelines.

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