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Nov

2022

Press Release: Residue Management Can Make a Difference for 2023 Crop

Press Release

Author: Hannah McGee

Atlanta, Ind. – Residue management is a critical factor when planning for the 2023 planting season, according to Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® data.

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Nov

2022

CropTalk: First Look at the 2022 PFR Book

November 2022

Author: Maggie Holt

Innovation has always been at the heart of farming, and that’s why we developed Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program. Since 1964, Beck’s has provided farmers with the most comprehensive, innovative, and practical agronomic research on hundreds of practices, inputs, and equipment.

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Nov

2022

CropTalk: Managing Residue, PFR-Style

November 2022

Many things over the course of history in PFR have come and gone with interest, but if there’s one thing that keeps coming up in the fall, it’s residue management. It’s never an easy one-size-fits-all answer, no pun intended! When we think about the ways we can manage it, there are several different strategies that we can incorporate beginning right at harvest.

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Nov

2022

CropTalk: Carbon: More Than Just A Credit

November 2022

Author: Nate Firle

What is carbon? Carbon is the chemical element identified with the symbol C. It is found almost everywhere, seen and unseen. All organic compounds, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats contain carbon. Plant, animal, and tissue cells consist of carbon compounds designed to hold the structure together.

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Oct

2022

The Dig: Episode 15: Fall Banding

Author: Kate Roth

BANDING... WHAT IS IT? Check out Episode 15 of The DIG with Collin Scherer, Aaron Carmer, and guest host and PFR Agronomist, Clayton Stufflebeam, as they explain what it is and why banding could be a good option for your farm as fertilizer prices continue to rise.

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6

Oct

2022

The Dig: Episode 14: Harvesting the 400 BU Plot

Author: Kate Roth

HAPPY HARVEST SEASON! Iron sharpens iron, right? At Beck’s, we’re always pushing ourselves to be better than yesterday. Years ago, Sonny Beck challenged himself and his team to hit 300 BU corn. Once they achieved that, it was time to take it to the next level.

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Sep

2022

The Dig: Episode 13: Residue Management

Author: Kate Roth

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS. What can you do now to help next year’s crops?

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8

Sep

2022

The Dig: Episode 12: All About The Wheat

Author: Kate Roth

ALL ABOUT THE WHEAT. Back-to-back weeks with new episodes of The DIG? LET'S GO!

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Sep

2022

The Dig: Episode 11: 400 BU Plot

Author: Kate Roth

DID SOMEONE SAY "BUGGY TOUR"? Maybe you didn’t make it to Becknology Days, or maybe you just loved it so much that you want to relive the Field Show magic. Either way – join Collin Scherer and Aaron Carmer as they take you along on their PFR® Buggy Tour! 

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21

Jul

2022

The Dig: Episode 10: In-Season Check-In

Author: Kate Roth

OUT OF THE STUDIO AND INTO THE FIELD. We're switching it up for Episode 10! Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer as they head out of the studio and into the field for an in-season check-in.

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Jun

2022

The Dig: Episode 9: Putting the Fun in Fungicides

Author: Kate Roth

THE KEYS TO A PROFITABLE FUNGICIDE PASS. Join Aaron Carmer, Collin Scherer, and special guest, Chad Kalaher, for Episode 9 of The DIG where they explain what makes up a profitable fungicide pass.

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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: 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

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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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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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

2022 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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