Join Eric Wilson, Field Agronomist, and Miles Mcgovney, PFR Agronomist, for some post-harvest updates on our Landroller Study.
Based on the numerous requests received from farmers, Beck’s PFR team is testing the Mandako Landroller for the first time this year. We launched this study in an effort to determine if Land Rollers would provide any yield benefit to a soybean crop.
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Tags: soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, PFR, PFR Report, landroller, rolling soybeans, soybean studies
You asked for it, so now we’re rolling it out for you!
Tags: soybeans, PFR, PFR Report, Mandako Land Roller
Join Jonathan Perkins and Joe Bolte at the Southern IL PFR Site for this latest PFR Report as they evaluate the planting depth study they are about to harvest.
Tags: harvest, soybeans, Planting Depth, nodulation
All his life, Jim Harper of Louisiana has wanted to be a farmer. “My father was a farmer. From the time I was small, following him around and working on the farm growing up, I wanted to be a farmer.” Jim recalls.
“When I was a child, we raised seed corn. We used to detassel the seed corn by hand. That was a great memory for me. I would do that every summer. It was hard work, but I liked it. I just, I love being outdoors. I love being in the country. Sometimes it's hard to describe, but it's just a love of being on the farm, being on the land.”
Categories: Why I Farm, Why I Farm Roadtrip
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, soybeans, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Louisiana Farmer, Jim Harper, sugar cane, crawfish, rice
Jesse Hobbs jokes he should call his place in Alabama "Total Chaos" instead of Hobbs Farms. He’s the fifth generation to care for the land where he now raises seven different commodities and his four children. Between ball games, community meetings, and farm work, life is never boring. It isn’t always easy to juggle it all, but Jesse has never dreamed of doing anything but farm.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Cotton, Canola, Hobbs Farms, Alabama
The Wildy family has a strong reputation as outstanding Arkansas farmers. In 2015, they were honored as the Arkansas Farm Family of the year. But their legacy goes back even further than that. “My granddad was the Arkansas Master Farmer back in 1920, I think it was.” David Wildy beams, pointing to a newspaper clipping proudly displayed in the farm office. “And then my dad was the Arkansas Master Farmer in 1956 or so.”
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, peanuts, Cotton, Wildy Family Farm, Arkansas
Applying a starter on soybeans is not something that most agronomists have typically recommended in the past. That’s because soybeans compensate for stand loss extremely well and make their own nitrogen, so why would a starter product pay?
Tags: Beck's Blog, soybeans, Kentucky, Beck's Agronomy, PFR Report, Jim Schwartz, Starter Additives, Central Illinois
Tags: Beck's Blog, soybeans, Beck's Agronomy, PFR Report, Jim Schwartz, Fertilizers
Tags: Beck's Blog, soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Beck's Agronomy, PFR, Jim Schwartz, Populations
Tags: Beck's Blog, soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Beck's Agronomy, Fungicide, PFR, Jim Schwartz, in-furrow
Have you ever considered planting your soybeans at the same time as your corn? What about before your corn? Most farmers don’t consider these options because it costs more to put out an acre of corn than it does soybeans and the risk with corn is always higher, so we always like to get it in the ground sooner.
Tags: Beck's Blog, corn, soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, PFR, Jim Schwartz, Early Plant
A few months ago, we took a time out of summer crop scouting to think about why the heck we grow corn. Now is the time to look at that other crop: soybeans. Soybeans are the small, but mighty little brother.
Categories: Ag Education
Tags: soybeans, Ag Education, Ag Chat, nitrogen intake, triple bonds, Fabaceae, plant protein soybean production
For some, their farming career starts immediately after high school. For two men in North Dakota, the journey to full-time farmers was a little longer.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, North Dakota, Scott Huso, Fred Lukens
One thing we are testing at the Ohio Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site is planting soybeans into a wheat crop before harvest. While some farmers throughout Ohio are already practicing interseeding soybeans into wheat, there are still two perspectives to really consider. The first question you need to ask yourself is, “if you are going to plant wheat, should you interseed soybeans, plant double-crop soybeans, or not plant soybeans at all?” The second thing you need to consider is, “if you are going to plant soybeans, is it best to plant your wheat in the fall and interseed soybeans, plant your wheat in the fall and plant double-crop soybeans, or just plant early-season soybeans?”
Tags: soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Wheat, Row Spacing, PFR. PFR Report, Interseeding, double crop, Alex Knight
Tags: Why I Farm, corn, soybeans, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Barley, North Dakota, Dana Dagman, The Green Acres Report
Technology has changed our world in remarkable ways over the last century. New knowledge, touch screens, and more data are part of our everyday lives. Life on the farm is no exception. In North Dakota, the Rohrich family is proof.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, North Dakota, Tom Rohrich, Mark Rohrich, Allan Rohrich, Prairie, Californian, sunflowers Comments
They say God has a sense of humor. Looking back over the last 40 years, Wanda Patche believes it’s true.
Raised in town, Wanda was adamant she was not going to marry a farmer. “When I was in high school, my best friend lived on a farm and they had pigs. So, like best friends do, we’d stay overnight at each other’s house. We were inseparable. One night Friday night we stayed at her house. Saturday morning, she had to get up and do chores. I said, ‘Well, okay, I’m not going to help you, but I’ll come watch.’ So I did. Back in those days it meant cleaning the barn with a shovel, scooping out manure. I watched her do that and when she got done I said, ‘I will never marry a hog farmer.’”
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Minnesota, Wanda Patsche, pigs
Like many young farm kids, Jonathan Olson grew up wanting to farm, following in the footsteps of three generations before him. “As a small child I loved and enjoyed farming. I was excited to have the opportunity. I grew up helping where I could.” He smiles, looking over his family’s Minnesota farm.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Minnesota, pigs, Jonathan Olson, Carolyn Olson, conventional farming, organic
Like many involved in agriculture, Brain Scott considers working on his family’s Indiana farm his passion. When he’s not working in the field with his dad, grandpa, or sons, he’s sharing his love for the lifestyle through The Farmer’s Life videos and blogs.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Indiana, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Brain Scott, The Farmer's Life, popcorn, waxy corn
It’s been said that farming isn’t a job, it’s a way of life. That’s certainly true for the Sands family in Indiana. For Scott, Jennifer and their growing family, the farming lifestyle goes back to 1846, when their family farm began. “There’s a history there for sure.” Scott reflects. “I am the seventh generation, so William and Quinn will be the eighth generation on the farm.”
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Indiana, cattle, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, pigs, Sands Family, Scott Sands, Jenn Sands, Farmers Wife
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