How long can corn seed survive in the ground?
Categories: PFR, #AskPFR
Tags: planting, Practical Farm Research, corn seed, Agronomy, Emergence, PFR, #AskPFR, AskPFR
The buttercups on my front walk are already blooming, the geese on the lake are pairing up, and every farmer I talk to is already getting antsy about planting. While the buttercups might have gotten a little ahead of themselves in light of this week’s cold snap, spring is inching ever closer. It’s a time of new life and renewal, manifested in the return of green to our fields. This all gets me thinking about seeds.
Categories: Ag Education
Tags: Beck's Blog, Beck's Hybrids, corn seed, Daffodils, soybean seed, Samantha Miller, seeds, National Seed Storage Lab, why seeds matter
When I moved to Texas in 2007 it was to start my first big girl job. But before leaving my dad gave me a magnet to put on my refrigerator. Since then, that magnet has traveled more than 2,000 miles, calling home to four refrigerators.
Categories: Why I Farm
Tags: agriculture, farming, Why I Farm, #whyifarm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, farmers, corn seed, soybean
When I think of how this spring has gone or better yet, hasn’t gone, I’m reminded of a certain song. Have you ever heard “Waitin’ on a Woman” by Brad Paisley? This song defines my life. And even though I hate being late, I usually always am. Just ask my husband.
Tags: agriculture, farming, tractors, Why I Farm, #whyifarm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, farmers, God, spring, corn seed, Brad Paisley, soybean, soybean seed, equipment, Mother's Day
The smell of soap and wax contaminated the air. Sunrays beamed through the newly cleaned windows and a brisk, but refreshing breeze swirled through the shop doors. Tools used to tighten bolts, make adjustments, and fix parts clattered as they reached their destination. In the distance, I could hear the rustle from a broom gliding across the floor. And every so often, you could hear the song of a bird in love.
Tags: agriculture, farming, Why I Farm, #whyifarm, John Deere, corn, Woodward Family Farms, farm, soybeans, tractor, corn seed, family farm, homestead, planter, barn