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6

Dec

2021

Practical Farm Research (PFR): Corn and Soybean Results

2021 PFR Book

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.

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6

Dec

2021

Organic On-Farm Research with PFR

2021 PFR Book

Author: Dave Ross

Innovation is at the heart of farming, and that’s why we developed our Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program.

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23

Nov

2021

Recap: 2021 PFR Insight Meeting Deep Dives

Miss the main event? No worries.

Author: Kate Roth

It’s impossible to know what curveballs Mother Nature will throw at us each season, which is why it’s crucial that we’re prepared to make effective and profitable management decisions. Check out these deep dive talks from our 2021 PFR Insight Meetings that will help you do just that.

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17

Sep

2021

Missed Our Virtual Field Show? No Worries.

Beck's 2021 Virtual Field Show

Author: Kate Roth

If you haven't heard, Thursday, September 16, was the premiere of our first-ever Virtual Field Show. During the event, we presented all the great data and info that was shared during our 2021 Field Shows – delivered straight to you from the comfort of your own home!

Weren't able to tune in? We've got you covered.

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8

Sep

2021

PFR PROVEN SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR WEED MANAGEMENT

PRACTICAL FARM RESEARCH

Author: Kate Roth

Just as with corn and soybeans, we have developed five Practical Farm Research (PFR)® success strategies for weed management. Our PFR team has combined what we have learned from our studies to help you decide which practices you should try on your operation.

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1

Sep

2021

PFR Proven Success Strategies on Soybeans

Practical Farm Research

Author: Kate Roth

Beck’s has been developing PFR Proven™ endorsements to help you decide which products and practices you should try on your operation. We have identified the top PFR Proven strategies for success based on what we have learned from our PFR studies that can lead you to higher soybean yields.

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1

Sep

2021

PFR Proven Success Strategies on Corn

Practical Farm Research

Author: Kate Roth

Each year brings new data from our Practical Farm Research (PFR®) team. By looking at diverse products and practices across several locations, we have determined five success strategies for corn that we believe will provide farmers with the highest likelihood of success.

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23

Aug

2021

Practical Farm Research (PFR): Wheat Results

2021 PFR Wheat Book

Author: Kate Roth

At Beck’s, we are always looking for new ways to help our farmers succeed. Each year, through our Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program, our PFR team evaluates new technologies and management practices that provide unbiased agronomic data, helping farmers make decisions and increase their profitability.

Our PFR team implemented wheat studies at our Effingham, IL and Henderson, KY sites this year. The 2021 PFR Wheat Book data was then collected, analyzed, and published on our website.

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3

Aug

2021

PFR Report: TH Fabrication Row Focus Weed Tine Harrow

Need a mechanical form of weed control in your crops? Clayton Stufflebeam, Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Agronomist reviews the TH Fabrication Row Focus Weed Tine Harrow from TH Fabrication, LLC.

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3

Aug

2021

PFR Report: Einböck Chopstar Cultivator in Organic PFR Plots

In this video, Clayton Stufflebeam, Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Agronomist, joins Collin Scherer, IN PFR Location Lead, to discuss the equipment used in organic cropping systems.

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3

Aug

2021

PFR Report: John Deere ExactEmerge™ High-Speed Planting in PFR

High-speed planting caught your interest? You’re in the right place!

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3

Aug

2021

PFR Report: Cover Crop Termination

Planting green in the spring in corn? When is the best timing to terminate a cover crop?

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2

Aug

2021

Iowa PFR Update - Intercropping Studies

PFR Favorites

Author: Chris Grimm

Chris Grimm, Colfax, Iowa, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, the Strip Cropping Study!

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2

Aug

2021

Indiana PFR Update - Hail Event Studies & Replant Spotting-In Studies

PFR Favorites

Collin Scherer, Atlanta, Indiana, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR corn and soybean studies of 2021 – the Hail Event Study on corn & the Replant Study – Spotting-In on soybeans!

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2

Aug

2021

Kentucky PFR Update - Replant, Nitrogen & Seed Orientation Studies

PFR Favorites

Brandon Somers, Henderson, Kentucky, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR corn and soybean studies of 2021. 

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2

Aug

2021

Ohio PFR Update - Planting Condition On Corn

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Jared Chester, London, Ohio, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, the Planting Condition Study!

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2

Aug

2021

Southern Illinois PFR Update - Planting Date By Fungicide Response

PFR Favorites

Jonathan Perkins, Effingham, Illinois, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead/Agronomist, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, Corn – Planting Date Study – Fungicide Response!

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2

Aug

2021

Central Illinois PFR Update - Nitrogen Studies

PFR Favorites

Author: Keith Ehnle

Keith Enhle, El Paso, Illinois, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, the Corn - Nitrogen Systems Study!

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30

Jun

2021

Weed Management Resources

2022 Recommendations

Author: Jim Schwartz

Problematic, resistant weeds are constantly evolving ­— and staying one step ahead of them can be difficult. As new technologies become available, the options for farmers increase, but many are left wondering how to maximize the technologies. The herbicide specialists at Beck's create numerous resources, like the Soybean Herbicide Programs guide, to help farmers make informed decisions regarding their weed management.

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9

Jun

2021

PFR Report: Seed Orientation Study - AeroTube

For many years, there has been discussion in the agriculture industry on the effects of placing a kernel of corn in the seed trench in a specific orientation on yield. 

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