TIME FOR A DEEP DIVE! Every year, each of Beck’s PFR interns choose a learning project to focus on for the summer. During this, they observe, perform, gather information, and then draw results from their findings. All learning projects are a more in-depth view of products and practices that our PFR team is currently looking at and are conducted over multiple years and locations.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, Urea, carbon, SOIL DEPTH
Atlanta, Ind. – Residue management is a critical factor when planning for the 2023 planting season, according to Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® data.
Categories: We Are Beck's, In The News
Tags: planting, Practical Farm Research, Beck's, residue management
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.
Categories: CropTalk, 2022
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, nitrogen management, PFR Book, new studies, tire pressure, short corn
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, residue management
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, nitrogen management, carbon
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.
Tags: harvest, Practical Farm Research, PFR, fertilizer, Nutrient Management, banding
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.
Tags: harvest, Practical Farm Research, PFR, residue management
SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS. What can you do now to help next year’s crops?
ALL ABOUT THE WHEAT. Back-to-back weeks with new episodes of The DIG? LET'S GO!
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, fungicides, fungicide management, fungicide pass
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!
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.
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.
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, management, in-season decision making
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.
Tags: corn, soybeans, Practical Farm Research, PFR, Success Strategies, Production
LET'S TALK ABOUT NITROGEN MANAGEMENT! Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 7 of The DIG.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, nitrogen management
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, new
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, insight meetings, deep dive talks, virtual insight meetings
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.
Tags: soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Beck's, PFR, herbicides, soybean herbicides, HERBICIDE RECOMMENDATIONS, resistant weeds
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.
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.
Tags: corn, soybeans, Practical Farm Research, PFR, PFR Proven, PFR Book, Success Strategies