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Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Harvest is wrapping up in most of our marketing area, which means it's time to start planning for next season. As we evaluate our 2020 crop, we should be thinking about nutrient management options to replace or build soil fertility. One factor that farmers often overlook when calculating fertility needs is the value in crop residue.
When is it warranted to replant corn after a frost event?
We've got a whole new focus on organic research in PFR!
In this video, Central Illinois Practical Farm Research (PFR) Location Lead, Clayton Stufflebeam discusses a study that combines nitrogen timing and nitrogen systems.
Join Clayton Stufflebeam, Central IL Practical Farm Research (PFR) Location Lead, highlights the preharvest findings on Prescription Tillage Technology’s STP Disc Openers.
Wondering how to rescue and harvest down corn this year? The Iowa Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) site in Colfax suffered damage from the 2020 Derecho windstorm on August 10.
What is the ideal placement for nitrogen starter fertilizer?
What options does a farmer have when fields are left in fallow syndrome situations due to challenging spring conditions?
How does applying a fungicide to corn at the R1 growth stage impact late-season plant health?
Clayton Stufflebeam, Central Illinois Practical Farm Research Location Lead, joins Dan Fulton, Horsch Agvision Farm Manager, to discuss the Horsch Joker RT Series.
What should a grower do when faced with emerged soybean planting populations that look like means for a replant situation?
Join Jared Chester, OH PFR Location Lead, as he reviews early-season visual observations in these high-speed planting corn and soybean studies.
When is the best time to apply fungicides on wheat? Check out this video to find out!
Should a grower band or broadcast fertilizer applications? In this new Practical Farm Research (PFR) study, phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizers are being put to the test in various rates and tillage practices, in both broadcast and banded applications. Phosphorus is being applied in the form of monoammonium phosphate and potassium is applied in the form of potash. The three tillage practices this study is performed on include: no-till, strip-till, and conventional-till field conditions.
Soil microbial health has been a hot agronomic topic of discussion lately. What can we learn and implement from sampling the microbial communities of our soils? Deatra Gremaux, the Practical Farm Research Data and Logistics Manager, from Beck’s Hybrids is working with Casey McGuire, Regional Pattern Ag Manager, to uncover the answers to that very question.
With warming trends sweeping across the Corn Belt region, our corn crop is growing rapidly as we accumulate heat units. This means in-season nitrogen management decisions are upon us or quickly approaching. In our Practical Farm Research (PFR) department, we have found the most effective way to supply our corn crop with adequate nitrogen in season is through a sidedress application.
Clayton Stufflebeam, Practical Farm Research (PFR) Location Lead from the El Paso, IL, location takes a minute to explain our Closing Wheel Systems Study before testing the closing wheels.
Are you curious about what pressure setting you should be using on your row cleaners? We are hoping to help better answer that question with our PFR Row Cleaner studies.
Every year, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team tests new products, practices, and equipment to help farmers make better decisions and improve profitability. Two new products that PFR is testing in 2020 are Pivot Bio PROVEN™ and Envita™ from Azotic North America.