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30

Jun

2021

Agronomy Talk: IMPACT OF SATURATED SOILS ON NITROGEN MANAGEMENT

Author: Craig Kilby

After planting, the effects of saturated or flooded fields can have a severe and potentially long-lasting impact on corn. The degree of the effect depends on the length of saturated conditions and the growth stage of the crop. Following corn emergence, saturated soils inhibit root growth and nutrient uptake due to a lack of oxygen in the soil. In higher organic matter soils, nitrate-nitrogen (N) rapidly converts to N gases and is lost to the atmosphere. As a result, under persistent saturation, corn roots stop functioning and plants turn yellow as photosynthesis slows.

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30

Jun

2021

Agronomy Talk: THE IMPACT OF SATURATED SOILS ON CORN AND SOYBEANS

Author: Luke Schulte

Heavy or persistent rains can lead to saturated soils that can injure or kill a seed, seedling, or growing plant. Saturated
soils have an impaired ability to exchange air between the atmosphere and soil. This deprives the seed or plant tissues
of oxygen required for respiration.

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30

Jun

2021

Agronomy Talk: MAXIMIZING SOIL WATER & NUTRIENTS WITH MYCORRHIZAE

Author: Luke Schulte

Often, we focus our understanding of soil biology on invasive, harmful pathogens. However, within soils are
numerous beneficial microorganisms vital to crop development. Mycorrhizae fungi make up such a segment of soil
biology, critical to the overall supply of water and nutrients to many crops.

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30

Jun

2021

Agronomy Talk: IMPACT OF SATURATED SOILS IN COLD CONDITIONS

Author: Mike Blaine

These are the aspects of “planting” will help to mitigate cold and saturated soils following planting.

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18

May

2021

Are My Soybeans Going to Live?

Agronomy Update

Author: Luke Schulte

What is happening in the field with late April planted soybeans?

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10

May

2021

Interested in Maximizing Wheat Yield with Fungicide?

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Chad Kalaher, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, discusses what to consider when deciding on making a fungicide application to wheat.

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7

May

2021

High Performing Beck’s Corn Hybrids

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Interested in learning how current and new Beck’s Hybrids corn products are performing this growing season?

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4

May

2021

Xyway Fungicide Study

Agronomy Update

Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR®) department is testing FMC’s new fungicide Xyway™ in a placement and timing study on corn.

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3

May

2021

Central Minnesota Planting Updates

Agronomy Update

Author: Mike Blaine

Mike Blaine, Field Sales Agronomist joins Alec Marxen, Seed Representative, from Minnesota to give a late April update on planting progress in their territory.

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29

Apr

2021

Generation Farmer Part 2

Agronomy Update

Author: Dale Viktora

Dale Viktora, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, gives an update on corn and soybean planting for the second edition of the Beck’s Generation Farmer series.

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28

Apr

2021

Soil Prep with Forecasted Storms

Agronomy Update

Author: Luke Schulte

How do different tillage practices (or lack of) affect the ability of soils to accept water? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, demonstrates differences experienced by a no-till field and a stale seed bed field (that has been touched by a disk ripper and a field cultivator).

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28

Apr

2021

New PFR Study Alert – Planting Condition Study – Large Rain Event

Agronomy Update

Camille Lambert, Field Sales Agronomist, introduces a new Practical Farm Research (PFR®) study for 2021, the Planting Conditioning Study – Large Rain Event at the Henderson, Kentucky, facility.

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28

Apr

2021

Important Soybean Reminders

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Chad Kalaher, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, shares helpful tips regarding early-season soybean management.

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26

Apr

2021

2021 Planting Reminders

Product Placement, Population and Planting Depth

Many farmers in the area have begun planting, and others are getting ready to start. As you head to the field, I wanted to share a few reminders with you to help you fine-tune your planting operations to ensure the best chance of success with your 2021 corn and soybean crops.

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19

Apr

2021

Planting Recommendations

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Should I be planting corn or soybeans? Should I plant corn or soybeans first? These are common questions agronomists, like Chad Kalaher, face each spring.

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7

Apr

2021

PFR Anhydrous Ammonia Studies

Agronomy Update

Author: Pat Holloway

Chris Grimm & Pat Holloway discuss 2021 PFR Anhydrous Ammonia Studies.

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24

Mar

2021

Options for Row Cleaners in Narrow Row Situations

Agronomy Update

Author: Pat Holloway

The Colfax, Iowa, PFR Location is testing out row cleaners for narrower row applications and also in high speed planting conditions.

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19

Mar

2021

Generation Farmer Part 1

Agronomy Update

Author: Dale Viktora

Introducing the Beck’s Generation Farmer series, hosted by Field Sales Agronomist, Dale Viktora.

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Dicamba in the Pre

Author: Austin Scott

In this video, Austin Scott takes us on a virtual tour of our Dicamaba in the PRE plot at Beck's PFR. The goal of this study is to evaluate different pre-emerge herbicides that look at utilizing dicamaba as a PRE vs. other residuals. 

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Non-GMO

Author: Luke Schulte

What options do we have/how can we keep soybean fields clean in non-GMO scenarios?

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