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
While most growers don’t have seed treatment top of mind in September, here at Beck’s, we certainly do. Our teams will soon begin the processing efforts that will continue for the next six months, working diligently to clean, treat, and package corn and soybean seed for the next planting season. We wanted to inform you of some exciting changes we’ve made to our Escalate® with Nemasect® corn seed treatment and offer a few important reminders regarding our soybean, wheat, and Great Harvest Organics seed treatment packages.
Categories: CropTalk, 2022
Tags: corn, soybeans, Wheat, SEED TREATMENT, ESCALATE
The ever-popular PFR Book that many of you know and utilize on your operation is not the only publication the Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team at Beck’s develops. We also publish a PFR Wheat Book each year!
Categories: CropTalk, 2021
Tags: CropTalk, Wheat, PFR, PFR Proven
Join Chris Robinson, PFR Location Lead, and Field Agronomist and Herbicide Specialist, Austin Scott, in this PFR Report as they discuss different ways to add profitability to your wheat crop.
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Tags: Wheat, PFR, PFR Report, PFR Proven, Fungicides on Wheat, pgr products
When it comes to winter wheat production in the Midwest, sometimes get “stuck in rut” with our yields. Unlike corn and soybeans, wheat management is often put on the backburner in both time and investment into our crop. However, at Beck’s Southern Illinois PFR site, the winter wheat followed by soybean double crop system has produced some of our largest returns on investment over the last several years. So, the question arises, will this trend continue?
Tags: Wheat, PFR, PFR Report, fungicide on wheat, Wheat Studies, PFR Proven on Wheat
Unlike corn and soybeans, there hasn't been a lot of work done to determine the optimum planting date, row width or populations for wheat. Until now. Beck’s PFR started their Wheat Planting Date Study in 2017 and will be continuing that study, along with a row width and population study this year.
Tags: Agronomy, Wheat, PFR, PFR Report, Wheat planting date, wheat row width, wheat study
As farmers, we do our best to create an environment that encourages positive plant responses like higher yields. For example, we may alter the environment by planting a different population, utilizing a new method of working soil or, perhaps the most obvious, adding a fertilizer. All of this is done in the hopes that the plant’s response, or its phenotypic alteration in response to its environment, creates additional yield and profit.
Tags: Wheat Harvest, Wheat, Nitrogen, PFR, PFR Report, Wheat Results, Nitrogen on Wheat
In this May 2018 PFR Report, PFR Agronomist and Location Lead Jonathan Perkins joins us from the Wheat Planting Depth Study at our Southern Illinois PFR site to provide some updates on heaving, or in this case, lack thereof, once we reached April and were through the freeze/thaw cycles.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Jonathan Perkins, Wheat, PFR, PFR Report, Wheat Planting Depth
The topic of applying fungicide on wheat usually sparks many questions and concerns. Many farmers apply fungicides and often wonder if it was worth the investment. When Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team tests fungicides, it’s done based on product timing recommendations.
Tags: Wheat, wheat growth stages, Fungicide, PFR, PFR Report, Fungicides on Wheat, Tillers, Feeks
Join Jonathan Perkins, Southern Illinois PFR Location Lead, in this latest PFR Report as he discusses our wheat planting depth study.
Tags: Wheat, PFR, PFR Report, Wheat Planting Depth
One question we get asked a lot is how we apply nitrogen (N) on our wheat acres. What we have observed in Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is that, regardless of the source of N applied, split applications pay. Some of the benefits of split applications include increased yield, increased N efficiency, and the potential for lower environmental losses.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Wheat, Nitrogen, Fungicide, PFR, PFR Proven, Nitrogen Timing
In spring of 2017, multiple PFR Proven™ products and practices were identified for wheat. One of these practices included the application of fungicide at flowering (Feekes 10.5.1) with proven products including Caramba® and Prosaro® 421 SC. As a result of the success with these fungicide products and the practice of applying them at flowering, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team wanted to determine if applying them even earlier could be a PFR Proven practice.
Tags: Wheat, PFR, PFR Report, Seed Treatments, row width, fungicides, planting population
Nathan Ashcraft has a lot of memories on his family’s farm near Sugar City, Idaho. It’s where he grew up. And now, he’s raising his family, and diverse range of crops.
After getting a Ag Systems degree at Utah State, Nathan wasn’t sure he was ready to come home. But, looking back, he’s thankful he did.
Categories: Why I Farm, Why I Farm Roadtrip
Tags: Why I Farm, cattle, Wheat, Becks Hybrids, Why I Farm Roadtrip, produce, potatoes, Becks Blog, Idaho farmer, farmers market, Nathan Ashcraft, Jamie Ashcraft Comme
On the family ranch in Fallon, Nevada, Colby Frey is continuing his family’s legacy in a unique way. The family has been in the region since 1854, ten years before Nevada was even a state.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Barley, Colby Frey, distillery, rye, whiskey, gin, Nevada farmer
Jessie Hobbs jokes he should call his place in Alabama "Total Chaos" instead of Hobbs Farms. He’s the fifth generation to care for the land where he now raises seven different commodities and his four children. Between ball games, community meetings, and farm work, life is never boring. It isn’t always easy to juggle it all, but Jessie has never dreamed of doing anything but farm.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Cotton, Canola, Hobbs Farms, Alabama
Rodney Miller has had success as a basketball coach, business man, and host of the popular TV show, Small Town Big Deal. Today, he lives hundreds of miles away from the row crop farm where he grew up. Through it all, agriculture has been his passion. Now a Georgia resident, he’s still an Illinois farm boy at heart.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Illinois, Beck's Hybrids, corn, cattle, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, agritourism, Rodney Miller, Small Town Big Deal, RFD-TV, Georgia, antique tractors
All his life, Brooks Barnes has known he wanted to be a farmer. “I used to go to the field and ride between my daddy's legs in the combine. I'd take naps there. They couldn't get me away from it.” Brooks recalls.
In high school, Brooks was a very talented athlete but by his junior year, something else was calling him. "I decided I didn't want to play sports anymore. I wanted to come home and burn diesel fuel or go hunting or fishing. I'm an outdoors person.”
Now Brooks and his family grow tobacco, sweet potatoes, corn, soybeans and wheat.
Tags: Why I Farm, corn, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, North Carolina, Heather Barnes, Brooks Barnes, sweet potatoes, tobacco, beans, logging
It’s been said, “If you don’t challenge yourself, you will never realize what you can become.” In 2003, Adam Baldwin chose to accept the challenges of farming when he returned home to McPherson, Kansas.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, cattle, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtip, Kansas, Adam Baldwin, Kim Baldwin
February is a very busy month for most farmers. For those of us growing wheat, it is the time to start scouting and planning applications of our first round of nitrogen (N) to this year’s crop. The teams at the many of Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® sites, including Kentucky, are conducting a number of N studies this year including rates, timing, and forms.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, Wheat, PFR, Kentucky Agronomy, Nitrogen Management on Wheat, Urea, UAN, Split Applications of Nitrogen
One thing we are testing at the Ohio Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site is planting soybeans into a wheat crop before harvest. While some farmers throughout Ohio are already practicing interseeding soybeans into wheat, there are still two perspectives to really consider. The first question you need to ask yourself is, “if you are going to plant wheat, should you interseed soybeans, plant double-crop soybeans, or not plant soybeans at all?” The second thing you need to consider is, “if you are going to plant soybeans, is it best to plant your wheat in the fall and interseed soybeans, plant your wheat in the fall and plant double-crop soybeans, or just plant early-season soybeans?”
Tags: soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Wheat, Row Spacing, PFR. PFR Report, Interseeding, double crop, Alex Knight