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May

2017

Agronomy Update

The Benefits of Water Management

There is no better time to experience the benefits of water management than after a big rainfall event. And Beck’s PFR site in Effingham, IL experienced 7.25 in. of rain over the course of a week.

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May

2017

PFR Report

ADI Tile Install

In this PFR Report about Ag Drainage Inc. Tile Install, Jonathan Perkins, PFR Location Lead at Beck's PFR site in Effingham, IL talks about the 2017 Water Management Study. He is joined by Mark Lipcaman from ADI as they discuss the tile drainage that was just recently installed at the site.

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Apr

2017

PFR Report

Southern Illinois Planting Date Study

In this latest report from southern Illinois, PFR location lead Jonathan Perkins and PFR operator Joe Bolte discuss the 2017 planting date study for corn and soybeans and why it’s so important.

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Jan

2017

PFR Report

Water Management Study – Sub-Irrigation

In this video Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Location Lead & Agronomist, reviews the results of Beck’s 2016 Water Management Study. 

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Dec

2016

PFR Report

Water Management Study – Netafim™ Drip-Irrigation

Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Location Lead & Agronomist, reviews the results of Beck’s Water Management Study on drip-irrigation.

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May

2016

PFR Report

Wheat Fungicide Applications

With ample amounts of rainfall or even high humidity and temps in the mid 70’s-mid 80’s, wheat diseases, like fusarium head scab can thrive. So what is the best way to avoid the damage from head scab? When is the optimal time to apply fungicide?

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Apr

2016

PFR Report

Importance of Tillers in Wheat Management

Jonathan Perkins is in the field at our Effingham, IL PFR site for a feekes 3 topdress application of wheat. In order to determine nitrogen needs, we’re asking questions like, “What are the tillering counts per square foot?” and “How many units of nitrogen should we apply based on tiller counts?” 

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