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16

Jun

2022

The Dig: Episode 8: In-Season Decision Making

Author: Kate Roth

ALL ABOUT IN-SEASON DECISION MAKING. Join Aaron Carmer, Collin Scherer, and special guest, Travis Burnett, for Episode 8 of The DIG where they discuss in-season decision making.

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Jun

2022

CropTalk: In-Season Decision Making: Mid-Season

June 2022

Author: Jon Skinner

Practical Farm Research (PFR)® has become the go-to resource for farmers to gain information on new products and practices, and 2022 marks the third season of studies designed to test in-season management decisions to aid in profitability. These studies focus on real-world situations that we all encounter in the field and decisions we are forced to make to maintain profitability. In last month’s issue of CropTalk, we higlighted management strategies for early in the season. This month, we expand on that theme by highlighting studies and data for the rest of the season!

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Jun

2022

CropTalk: PFR Practices Used For Beck’s Production Acres

June 2022

Since 1964, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® has strived to help farmers find new ways to better manage their farms and increase their ROI. So, what better place to start than with Beck’s farmers on our seed production team. To learn more about the PFR management practices and products used across the company’s seed corn and soybean production acres, I sat down with Darin Lucas, Beck’s production location agronomist in Atlanta, IN.

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May

2022

The Dig: Episode 7: Nitrogen Management

Author: Kate Roth

LET'S TALK ABOUT NITROGEN MANAGEMENT! Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 7 of The DIG. 

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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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May

2022

CropTalk: In-Season Decision Making: Early

May 2022

Author: Nate Firle

The 2022 growing season kicks off our third year exploring a category of studies within Practical Farm Research (PFR)® designed to provide data to help you make more profitable in-season decisions. Compacting rain, cold snaps, frost, or hail are some of the uncontrollable in-season events that affect stands, plant health, and crop development, ultimately causing us to revisit our original plans in order to maintain profitability.

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May

2022

CropTalk: What’s New for 2022 in PFR?

May 2022

Another year brings about another round of new products and practices for Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team to try. This growing season, there are 15 new studies for corn and 14 new studies for soybeans. Within those 29 new studies, 29 never-before-tested-in-PFR products will be used across the seven PFR sites and additional cooperator locations. Of those products, ten will be applied to both corn and soybean studies, twelve new products to corn exclusively, and seven to soybeans only.

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28

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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21

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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31

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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8

Feb

2022

Beck's PFR Insight Deep Dives

2022 PFR Insight Meetings

Our team of experts highlight PFR Proven™ data, years of industry experience, and current supply trends to help you develop a plan to achieve superior weed control, higher yields, and increased ROI this season.

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4

Jan

2022

Weed Management Briefs

2022 Recommendations

Author: Jim Schwartz

In addition to the herbicide guide, Beck’s has created quick-read, topical weed management briefs that combine insights from Practical Farm Research (PFR)® herbicide studies and sound agronomic practices. 

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4

Jan

2022

Weed Control Workshop Videos

2022 Recommendations

Author: Jim Schwartz

Beck’s has created short, informational videos that combine insights from Practical Farm Research (PFR)® herbicide studies and sound agronomic practices. Featured from our Herbicide Insight Days, watch these videos for our 2022 weed management recommendations. 

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6

Dec

2021

Practical Farm Research (PFR): Corn and Soybean Results

2021 PFR Book

Since 1937, the Beck family has owned and operated Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States. As farmers themselves, the Beck family recognizes the value of conducting unbiased agronomic research to help farmers succeed.

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Dec

2021

CropTalk: PFR Insight Meetings: Invest Money to Make Money

December 2021

In a high-cost, limited input supply market, where should farmers invest their money? This year’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Insight Meetings are based on the theme of ‘How to Invest Money to Make Money.’ Sessions that will be included under this new theme are focused on helping farmers make the most profitable and impactful decisions on their operations, for each dollar spent. Under each unique management topic, new study harvest data and PFR Proven™ content will be featured. The spotlight on PFR Proven™ products and practices will tell stories of the knowledge PFR has captured from multiple years and locations of testing. Innovation is key to staying relevant with changes and opportunities in the industry – watch out for what new studies entered the PFR program this past growing season and what has earned the PFR Proven label. Here’s a preview of what content will be shared at the in-person and virtual meetings!

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Nov

2021

Recap: 2021 PFR Insight Meeting Deep Dives

Miss the main event? No worries.

Author: Kate Roth

It’s impossible to know what curveballs Mother Nature will throw at us each season, which is why it’s crucial that we’re prepared to make effective and profitable management decisions. Check out these deep dive talks from our 2021 PFR Insight Meetings that will help you do just that.

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17

Sep

2021

Missed Our Virtual Field Show? No Worries.

Beck's 2021 Virtual Field Show

Author: Kate Roth

If you haven't heard, Thursday, September 16, was the premiere of our first-ever Virtual Field Show. During the event, we presented all the great data and info that was shared during our 2021 Field Shows – delivered straight to you from the comfort of your own home!

Weren't able to tune in? We've got you covered.

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8

Sep

2021

PFR PROVEN SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR WEED MANAGEMENT

PRACTICAL FARM RESEARCH

Author: Kate Roth

Just as with corn and soybeans, we have developed five Practical Farm Research (PFR)® success strategies for weed management. Our PFR team has combined what we have learned from our studies to help you decide which practices you should try on your operation.

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