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May

2019

PFR Report: Yetter 2984 Strip Fresheners

Author: Jim Schwartz

This spring, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team is testing new equipment technology. Jared Chester, PFR Location Lead in London, OH, gives an overview of our study on Yetter’s 2984 Strip Freshener. Just a week after using this equipment, we already see a difference. The question is will this visual difference translate to increased yield this fall. Stay tuned for updates on this study in the coming months.

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May

2019

PFR Report: Prepping for Planting

Author: Jim Schwartz

We get a lot of questions about new planter technologies. What works and what is all hype? In this edition of Beck’s PFR Report, Brady Rogers, PFR Operator, and Brady Rogers, PFR Location Lead in Atlanta, IN, share insights on the latest planter technologies we are putting to the test this spring.

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May

2018

PFR Report

Starting Strong with Starter Fertilizers

Author: Alex Knight

Review your fertility options for getting your corn crop going.

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May

2017

#AskPFR

How Long Can My Corn Seed Survive in the Ground?

#AskPFR:

How long can corn seed survive in the ground? 

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Apr

2017

PFR Report

Planter Calibration

Author: Jim Schwartz

Planting season is upon us and one thing that is on every farmers’ mind is how to maximize their return on investment (ROI) for this season. One obvious way to increase ROI is to decrease your input costs. If you are running any kind of starter fertilizer, you can improve your ROI through proper calibration.

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May

2014

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Wordless Wednesday: Fun in the Field

My aspiring farm dog, Pearl, and I spent an afternoon in the field. And we had fun. Well, maybe I had fun. She turned into my model for the day.

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Feb

2014

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Wordless Wednesday: Gift from God

With Spring on my mind and the sun shining outside, I thought a Wordless Wednesday was in order. T-29 days until the first day of Spring.

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