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20

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: TH Fabrication Row Focus Rotary Hoe

Author: Joe Bolte

Check out this new video with Clayton Stufflebeam, PFR Location Lead, and Joe Bolte, PFR Technician / Herbicide Specialist, for important information regarding the TH Fabrication Row Focus Rotary Hoe.

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20

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Tillage – Second Year Study

Author: Austin Scott

Does deep tillage, with a moldboard plow, significantly reduce weed pressure? Austin Scott, Beck’s Hybrids Area Team Leader and Herbicide Specialist, reviews the influence of various tillage practices on waterhemp emergence in this 2021 Herbicide Insight plot.

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15

Sep

2021

Don't Delay Corn Harvest

Agronomy Update

Author: Luke Schulte

Ready for those combine wheels to start rolling in the fields? What considerations should a farmer review before revving up for harvest season? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, highlights key agronomic considerations before harvest begins on farms.

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15

Sep

2021

HERBICIDE INSIGHTS: Enlist® System Study: Heavy, Medium and Low Weed Pressure

Author: Austin Scott

In this video, Austin Scott, Beck’s Area Team Leader and Herbicide Specialist, evaluates the use of different PRE and POST emergence herbicide programs with Enlist E3® soybeans.

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14

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Enlist® System Study: Nozzle Selection and Carrier Rate

Author: Joe Bolte

Joe Bolte, PFR Technician & Herbicide Specialist, evaluates the weed control of post-emergent herbicide programs on Enlist E3® soybeans. Does nozzle selection or the carrier rate used make a difference when making post applications of Enlist One® on soybeans?

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8

Sep

2021

HERBICIDE INSIGHTS: Corn System Study: One Pass vs. Two Passes

Author: Ben Wiegmann

Can farmers get away with making a single herbicide application on their corn crop, or should they utilize a two-pass herbicide application across the field? Ben Wiegmann, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, discusses one-pass herbicide programs versus two-pass herbicide programs on corn. Watch this video to learn how to make a one-pass system work and what specific chemistries help make weed control effective on the corn crop. Nine different herbicide treatments were tested in this study: two treatments in a one-pass system, and seven treatments in a two-pass system.

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8

Sep

2021

HERBICIDE INSIGHTS: Dicamba vs. 2,4-D Soil Activity

Author: Luke Schulte

Is there any additional soil activity out of applying dicamba (Engenia®) versus 2,4-D (Enlist One®) on soybeans? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Field Sales Agronomist, reviews the benefits of using pre-plant herbicide systems, the soil activity on a dicamba system (Engenia) vs. a 2,4-D system (Enlist One), and what this 2021 Herbicide Insight plot looks like 45 days after treatment (DAT).

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3

Sep

2021

Herbicide Insights: Cereal Rye Termination

When making the decision to terminate a cover crop, what method works best? Camille Lambert, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, reviews three cover crop termination methods: crimping the cover crop, using a chemical control option (Roundup PowerMAX®), and a combination method of crimping + using chemical control (Roundup PowerMAX®).

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1

Sep

2021

Fungicide Timing May Have Just Gotten Easier?

Agronomy Update

Author: Luke Schulte

Watch as Field Agronomist, Luke Schulte, evaluates a new fungicide study at the London, Ohio Beck’s Hybrids Practical Farm Research (PFR®) site.

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1

Sep

2021

Wisconsin Corn Disease

Agronomy Update

Author: Ben Puestow

Check out this new video with Field Agronomist, Ben Puestow, for important information regarding Wisconsin Corn Disease.

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1

Sep

2021

In-Season Corn Management

Agronomy Update

Author: Mike Blaine

Check out this update with Beck's Hybrids' Field Agronomists, Mike Blaine and Dale Viktora, where they give you a sneak peek on a corn in-season decision trial.

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31

Aug

2021

Herbicide Insights: Cereal Rye Rate Study

Controlling weeds with cereal rye as a cover crop? What seeding rate of cereal rye provides the best weed control – 30 lb., 60 lb., or 90 lb.? Camille Lambert, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, reviews the amount of waterhemp weed control each seeding rate of cereal rye had in this 2021 Herbicide Insight Study.

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29

Jul

2021

Planting Date Fungicide Response & Rootworm Pressure

Agronomy Update

Author: Mike Blaine

In this Agronomy Update, Alec Marxen, Seed Representative and Mike Blaine, Field Agronomist provide a PFR update from Gibbon, MN and a look at current corn topics including corn rootworm management.

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29

Jul

2021

Soybean Fungicide

Agronomy Update

Check out this new video with Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, for important information regarding fungicide decisions on soybeans.

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29

Jul

2021

Corn Fungicide

Agronomy Update

Check out the new video with Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, for important information regarding fungicide decisions on corn.

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29

Jul

2021

Soybean Branching Observations

Agronomy Update

Check out this video with Field Agronomist, Camille Lambert, to learn more about her soybean branching observations.

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29

Jul

2021

Strip-Tillage

Agronomy Update

Author: Chad Kalaher

Over the years, Beck's has done a lot of research on different treatments with strip-till rigs, specifically broadcast vs. banding fertilizer. Check out this video from Field Agronomist, Chad Kalaher, to learn more!

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29

Jul

2021

R3 Fungicides

Agronomy Update

Check out this update from Field Agronomist, Travis Coleman, for things to consider when making R3 Fungicide Applications.

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29

Jul

2021

Corn Fungicide Timing Considerations

Agronomy Update

Field Agronomist, Camille Lambert, created this video guide on what to look for when scouting your fields before making a fungicide pass. Don't forget to refer to Beck's list of PFR Proven™ fungicides to help make that pass a successful one.

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Categories: Agronomy

Tags: corn, Agronomy, Fungicide

29

Jul

2021

Michigan PFR Update

Agronomy Update

Aaron Brooker, Field Agronomist, is at the Michigan PFR site today looking at our Sulfur Rate and Timing Study in corn.

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Tags: corn, Agronomy, PFR

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