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22

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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1

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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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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1

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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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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1

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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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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30

Jun

2021

Weed Management Resources

2023 Recommendations

Author: Jim Schwartz

Problematic, resistant weeds are constantly evolving ­— and staying one step ahead of them can be difficult. As new technologies become available, the options for farmers increase, but many are left wondering how to maximize the technologies. The herbicide specialists at Beck's create numerous resources, like the Soybean Herbicide Programs guide, to help farmers make informed decisions regarding their weed management.

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Aug

2019

CropTalk: Exploring Water Management Through PFR

August 2019

In light of the remarkedly wet season that most of the Midwest has experienced, irrigation is likely in the back of most farmers' minds right now. That said, we continue putting irrigation/fertigation systems to the test with our Practical Farm Research (PFR)®. In the case of sub-irrigation, three of our PFR sites have been able to utilize tile drainage systems in certain areas on the sites and backfl ow water through them for a multi-functional drainage plus irrigation system.

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Dec

2018

PFR Report

Soybean Row Width and Population Study

For years, soybeans have not received the same love that corn has, and is often referred to as “that crop between corn crops.” It’s not uncommon for many farmers to plant all their corn before even thinking about starting on soybeans, and in most cases, the care or precision dedicated to soybean fields is nowhere near what it is when planting corn. Recently, however, some of the more progressive farmers throughout the Midwest have been giving soybeans a little more love.

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