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Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Dicamba in the Pre

Author: Austin Scott

In this video, Austin Scott takes us on a virtual tour of our Dicamaba in the PRE plot at Beck's PFR. The goal of this study is to evaluate different pre-emerge herbicides that look at utilizing dicamaba as a PRE vs. other residuals. 

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Non-GMO

Author: Luke Schulte

What options do we have/how can we keep soybean fields clean in non-GMO scenarios?

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Rescue Study

Author: Luke Schulte

In the video, field agronomist, Luke Schulte discusses a study we are conducting to evaluate what options we have and what the efficacy is like when we no longer want to use a growth regulator in the POST.

Check out this video to learn more!

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Cover Crop Termination

Can you get away with a one-pass herbicide system if you delay cover crop termination? Well, with really good biomass and a product with great residual activity, we think you can!

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Cover Crops

When it comes to suppressing winter annual weeds, cover crops are on your side.

Learn more about the benefit of cover crops when facing resistant weeds now. Check out the video below!

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Enlist™ POST

Author: Joe Bolte

What are effective ways to control weeds with the Enlist system? Check out this video for more info on your three options when it comes to POST herbicides for ultimate weed control.

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Enlist™ System

Author: Joe Bolte

2020 was the second year we conducted our Enlist System Study where we evaluate different combinations of herbicides both with an in-season residual and without.

Check this video with Joe Bolte to learn more!

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Enlist™ Carrier Rate

Author: Joe Bolte

Wondering what the best carrier rate for Enlist One? Check out this video featuring Joe Bolte, PFR Technician/Herbicide Specialist, to learn more about our findings from our 2020 demo plots.

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: POST Application Timing

Author: Joe Bolte

When should you make your POST herbicide applications?

The most important thing to remember is to actively scout your fields and make sure you're spraying when weeds are less than 4 in. tall!

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Surfactant - Importance in Today’s Tank Mixes

Author: Joe Bolte

Over the last few years, we've focused on honing in on the Liberty/glyphosate and the tank-mix combo, including things like proper coverage, spray tips. This year, we've also started running surfactants.

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Liberty® + gly Nozzle+ Carrier Rate

Author: Joe Bolte

This PFR study is designed to evaluate Liberty and glyphosate and their carrier rates. Why is this important? Because one is a contact and one’s systematic herbicide, their coverage requirements are different.

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Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Glu + Gly Carrier Rate

Author: Alex Long

This study looks at both Liberty and glyphosate applications (individual and mixed) testing carrier rates from 10-20 gal./A.

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Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Pre-Emerge Timing

Author: Luke Schulte

Curious about what impact delayed pre-emergent herbicide applications have on overall plant establishment and weed control?

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Success with Liberty® and Liberty® + Glyphosate

Author: Joe Bolte

Going into 2021, a lot of the trait platforms available have Liberty in them. Liberty is a great product that can help control those glyphosate-resistant weeds we've struggled with the past few years.

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8

Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Tillage Influence on Weed Management

In this video, Jonathan Perkins discusses our 2020 Tillage Weed Management Study which was set up as a prevent plant scenario stemming from the 2019 season.

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Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Population + Row Width vs Number of SOA’s

What do row width and population have to do with weed control? As it turns out, a lot.

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Mar

2021

Winter Weed Control Workshop: Power in the Pre™

Author: Austin Scott

Looking for visual differences of weed pressure between fields with 1, 2, and 3 SOAs pre-emerge? We’ll we’ve got you covered.

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8

Feb

2021

Agronomy Update: Corn and Soybean Planting Date & Replant Studies

2020 PFR Book Findings

The planting pass is one of the most impactful decisions a farmer has to make in a growing season. So how can you make the best planting pass to set the foundation for achieving the greatest crop success?

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Dec

2020

Agronomy Talk: SPRAYER SETUP

Author: Alex Long

All sprayers have common elements, regardless of make or type. Every sprayer includes a tank, pump, boom, and nozzles. Things like flow rate, boom width, and pressure all impact your gallons per acre (GPA) when making applications. This document will help you work through all the formulas so you can make necessary applications at the rate you desire.

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2

Dec

2020

Agronomy Talk: SOIL pH AND LIMING

Author: Ben Wiegmann

Soil is comprised of organic matter, minerals, water, air, and organisms on the Earth’s surface that enable farmers to plant, manage, and harvest high-yielding crops every year. Soil is the medium that allows seeds to germinate, emerge, take root, and develop into plants. Productive soil has appropriate soil tilth, drainage, microbial activity, and nutrient availability to support plant growth.

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