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Sep

2022

Success Strategies on Wheat

Practical Farm Research - PFR Proven

Author: Maggie Holt

Many growers are interested in new and unique methods to increase wheat yields, while others may be growing wheat for the first time in many years. Beck's has compiled multi-year, multi-location research and agronomy information that we believe can help farmers achieve higher yields and improve their efficiency.

We have condensed this information into what we feel are key success strategies from our Practical Farm Research Program (PFR)® and agronomy insights to help you be more successful with your wheat crop.

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May

2022

The Dig: Episode 6: Assessing Frost Damage and Replant

Author: Kate Roth

DIGGING UP SOLUTIONS! Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 6 of The DIG. 

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Apr

2022

The Dig: Episode 5: Weed Management

Author: Kate Roth

WHAT'S THE EASIEST WEED TO CONTROL? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 5 of The DIG. 

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Apr

2022

The Dig: Episode 4: Looking Ahead at 2022

Author: Kate Roth

#PLANT2022 IS HERE, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 4 of The DIG. 

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Apr

2022

The Dig: Episode 3: Lessons Learned

Author: Kate Roth

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM 2021? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 3 of The DIG. 

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Mar

2022

The Dig: Episode 2: Pre-Plant Success

Author: Kate Roth

ARE YOU READY FOR PLANTING SEASON 2022? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 2 of The DIG. 

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Mar

2022

The Dig: Episode 1: Planter Prep

Author: Kate Roth

Episode 1 of The DIG is here and we’re talking all things Spring Planter Prep.

Hosts Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer take a deep dive into some of the most important areas you need to be looking at on your planter to set yourself up for a trouble-free season.

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Tags: PFR, PFR Proven, the dig

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Jul

2021

CropTalk: Fungicide Timing in Soybeans

July 2021

When appropriately timed, fungicide applications in soybeans provide one of the most consistent returns of all the things tested through Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)®, even in the absence of significant foliar disease pressure. Beck’s 4-year, multi-location research suggests that the optimal timing is the R3 reproductive stage, which is identified by having a 3/16 in. pod at one of the uppermost four nodes.

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Jun

2021

CropTalk: Late-Season PFR Proven

June 2021

It’s hard to believe that we’re already talking about late-season applications. It seems like no matter how much we prepare, it’s mid-season before we even get the planters empty. As we transition from the planting and early-season mindset, I’d like to challenge you to try one new thing on your farming operation this year.

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May

2021

CropTalk: Mid-Season PFR Proven™

May 2021

Planting is underway for the 2021 growing season! Moving on from the early-season PFR Proven™ products and practices discussed last month, what are the next steps to implement on your farms? The following PFR Proven™ strategies will help to protect your corn and soybean yields in the field as the growing season progresses.

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Categories: CropTalk, 2021

Tags: CropTalk, PFR, PFR Proven

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Apr

2021

CropTalk: Early-Season PFR Proven™

April 2021

Spring is here! Hopefully you’ve had a chance to look through the 2020 PFR Book and pick out a PFR Proven™ product or practice to try for 2021. With planting season here, we wanted to share a few early-season PFR Proven products and practices to consider implementing on your farm this spring.

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Feb

2021

CropTalk: 2020 PFR Proven

February 2021

Another season of Practical Farm Research (PFR)® data is in the books. Naturally, the first section I check out is the PFR Proven™ section. This section is very important when it comes to making decisions on your operation. For a product or practice to earn the PFR Proven title, it must be tested at multiple locations for a minimum of three years. In each of the three years, it must provide a positive yield gain each and every year and average a positive ROI over the combined years of research.

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Feb

2021

CropTalk: Perfecting the Planter with PFR

February 2021

The New Year is here! This is a great time to evaluate your current cropping program and decide the areas you can seek to improve in 2021. Planters are a key priority for us in Practical Farm Research (PFR)®. The planter pass sets the stage for the rest of the growing season; its success is vital for raising higher yields. PFR has tested several planter attachments and aftermarket options.

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Jan

2021

CropTalk: PFR Proven Products and Practices: Wheat

January 2021

The ever-popular PFR Book that many of you know and utilize on your operation is not the only publication the Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team at Beck’s develops. We also publish a PFR Wheat Book each year!

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Dec

2020

CropTalk: Agronomic Analysis: Insight Meetings & the 2020 PFR Book

December 2020

Innovative. Comprehensive. Practical. Proven. All concepts that describe the content in the 2020 PFR Book — coming soon online and to a mailbox near you — plus the upcoming 2021 virtual PFR Insight meetings. Jam-packed with more data-driven decision-making information than ever, the 2020 PFR Book will include harvest results and observations from six PFR sites and three cooperator locations. Our 2021 PFR Insight Meeting content will be focused on what in-season management products and practices can bring the greatest profitability to the farm.

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Sep

2020

CropTalk: Putting PFR into Practice, Part 2

September 2020

Beck’s has six Practical Farm Research (PFR)® sites spread throughout the Midwest in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and Iowa. PFR does testing in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin though cooperators, and customers and dealers alike are implementing PFR Proven™ strategies on their farms. Follow along throughout the 2020 growing season to see how they put Beck’s PFR into practice.

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Jun

2020

CropTalk: Putting PFR into Practice

June 2020

Beck’s has six Practical Farm Research (PFR)® sites spread throughout the Midwest in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and Iowa. Although Beck’s PFR sites don’t exist yet in Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri, customers and dealers alike are implementing PFR Proven™ strategies on their farms. Follow along throughout the 2020 growing season to see how they put Beck’s PFR into practice.

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Feb

2020

CropTalk: New Corn PFR Proven™ Products and Practices

February 2020

After the excitement of the new year, one way we can continue the “new” theme is to give you our brand new PFR Proven™ products and practices for corn. We already revealed some information last month about soybeans, so what’s new in the PFR Proven world of corn? Ding, ding, ding! Eighteen products and practices is the answer, so let’s take a look!

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Feb

2020

CropTalk: Corn — PFR Proven™ Success Strategies

February 2020

If there is one thing that the 2019 growing season showed us, it’s that you can’t outguess the weather. For many, 2019 ended up being a year we wanted to put behind us. With Practical Farm Research (PFR)® looking at many products and practices across several locations, we have developed several key strategies that will help optimize yield potential and success. As discussed at many of our 2020 PFR Insight Meetings, we have determined five strategies that we believe will give farmers the highest likelihood to succeed and named them PFR Proven™ Success Strategies.

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Jan

2020

PFR Report: 2019 PFR Takeaways to Help Prepare for 2020

Happy New Year from the PFR team!

As we start selecting new products and practices to test in 2020, we wanted to highlight some of the studies that stood out in 2019 and the lessons that we learned from them.

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