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
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
Many growers are interested in new and unique methods to increase wheat yields, while others may be growing wheat for the first time in many years. Beck's has compiled multi-year, multi-location research and agronomy information that we believe can help farmers achieve higher yields and improve their efficiency.
We have condensed this information into what we feel are key success strategies from our Practical Farm Research Program (PFR)® and agronomy insights to help you be more successful with your wheat crop.
Tags: Wheat, PFR, PFR Proven, pfr proven wheat
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
Practical Farm Research (PFR)® has become the go-to resource for farmers to gain information on new products and practices, and 2022 marks the third season of studies designed to test in-season management decisions to aid in profitability. These studies focus on real-world situations that we all encounter in the field and decisions we are forced to make to maintain profitability. In last month’s issue of CropTalk, we higlighted management strategies for early in the season. This month, we expand on that theme by highlighting studies and data for the rest of the season!
Tags: corn, soybeans, planting, Fungicide, PFR, ROI, Decision Making, Mid-Season
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
DIGGING UP SOLUTIONS! Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 6 of The DIG.
Tags: PFR, Replant, FROST DAMAGE, PFR Proven, the dig
The 2022 growing season kicks off our third year exploring a category of studies within Practical Farm Research (PFR)® designed to provide data to help you make more profitable in-season decisions. Compacting rain, cold snaps, frost, or hail are some of the uncontrollable in-season events that affect stands, plant health, and crop development, ultimately causing us to revisit our original plans in order to maintain profitability.
Tags: PFR, Replant, plant health, crop development, in-season decisions
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
WHAT'S THE EASIEST WEED TO CONTROL? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 5 of The DIG.
Tags: PFR, PFR Proven, the dig, pre-plant success, pre-plant
#PLANT2022 IS HERE, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 4 of The DIG.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM 2021? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 3 of The DIG.