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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Should I replant or keep my current soybean stand? Should I spot-in more soybeans?
High-speed planting continues to become a more popular practice when farmers are faced with narrower planting windows and have more acres to plant.
What is one way to tweak your planting pass even more?
Ready to make nitrogen applications on your wheat crop?
The Henderson, Kentucky, Beck’s PFR team is putting TeeJet StreamJet SJ7 Nozzles to the test against the Chafer Fertilizer Stream Bar in the Nitrogen Application Study.
Camille Lambert, Field Sales Agronomist, and Brandon Somers, Kentucky PFR Location Lead discuss some of the new Practical Farm Research (PFR®) corn and soybean trials for the 2021 planting season.
Nitrogen is one of the 16 essential elements required for plant growth. The most common nitrogen fertilizer forms include anhydrous ammonia (NH3), urea, and urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN) solutions. Anhydrous contains 82% nitrogen, the highest amount of any nitrogen fertilizer. Once applied in the soil, anhydrous ammonia converts to the ammonium form (NH4+). Ammonium ions are very stable in the soil. Over time, ammonium converts to nitrate (NO3), which is the form of nitrogen most used by plants.
The foundation of a successful herbicide program starts with the Power in the PRE™. A successful pre-emerge herbicide can help reduce the amount of weed pressure in the POST-emergence application. Many POST-emergence applications are sprayed in the earlier vegetative stages. However, data shows by delaying weed removal until the POST trip, a significant yield reduction can occur. This highlights the negative impact of early weed competition and showcases the Power in the PRE.
How can a farmer capitalize on increasing yields through higher planting speeds? Clayton Stufflebeam, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Agronomist, discusses data from Beck’s Hybrids PFR plots regarding high-speed planting research.
As farmers are preparing for the upcoming 2021 planting season, winter is a great time to review planter maintenance and install upgrades. Travis Burnett, northern Indiana Beck’s field sales agronomist, and southern IN Beck’s field sales agronomist, Travis Coleman, inspect what to look for on planters to prep for successful planting passes.
What is the best row width spacing, hybrid, and planting population for achieving the highest-yielding corn yields?
Having a hard time controlling marestail weeds in your corn and soybean fields? Join Beck’s Hybrids Ohio field sales agronomist, Luke Schulte, with Tennessee field sales agronomist (now Area Team Leader), Austin Scott, as they discuss burndown and residual options to reduce marestail weed pressure.
With spring approaching and farmers making plans for 2021, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) has some resolutions and unique learnings to share. This research has been discovered over the last few years and could help you prepare for 2021. These insights have demonstrated to be profitable and reliable for most farms.
Need help with weed control in organic systems? TH Fabrication, LLC has developed a row crop cultivator with a swing arm design that helps reduce and eradicate weed pressure in row crop fields.
Nitrogen management is always a moving target. Rate, timing, source, and placement dictate yield when it comes to nitrogen management. Mother Nature has just as much influence on nitrogen management, if not more, compared to the previously mentioned factors.
What do you do with a poor stand? How good of a stand is good enough? Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR®) implemented new studies in 2020 to help farmers manage a reduced stand of soybeans and have confidence in making decisions- including when to replant.
What is the ideal V3 sidedress rate of nitrogen, applied in the form of UAN on corn? New for 2020, Practical Farm Research (PFR™) implemented a nitrogen rate study to determine the impact of 150, 200, and 250 pounds of nitrogen sidedressed at V3.
Is using the fully automated FurrowForce setting better than using a manual downforce setting on a planter?
Harvest is wrapping up in most of our marketing area, which means it's time to start planning for next season. As we evaluate our 2020 crop, we should be thinking about nutrient management options to replace or build soil fertility. One factor that farmers often overlook when calculating fertility needs is the value in crop residue.
When is it warranted to replant corn after a frost event?