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7

Nov

2018

PFR Report

Wheat Planting Date and Row Width

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.

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11

Jul

2018

PFR Report

Conceal Systems Study

In this PFR report, the team at our Southern Illinois facility in Effingham talk about the new starter fertilizer systems study they are conducting this year utilizing Precision Plantings Conceal System.

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30

Apr

2018

PFR Report

Wheat Planting Depth Study Follow-Up

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.

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6

Feb

2018

PFR Report

Wheat Planting Depth

Join Jonathan Perkins, Southern Illinois PFR Location Lead, in this latest PFR Report as he discusses our wheat planting depth study.

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1

Nov

2017

PFR Report

Soybean Planting Depth

Join Jonathan Perkins and Joe Bolte at the Southern IL PFR Site for this latest PFR Report as they evaluate the planting depth study they are about to harvest.

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11

Jul

2017

PFR Report

Herbicide Damage

Dicamba drift has been a hot topic throughout the Midwest over the last few weeks as many farmers have been experiencing herbicide damage to their soybean fields. When evaluating your fields, it’s important to keep in mind that there are other herbicides on the market that may cause similar symptomology, leading to confusion.

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31

May

2017

PFR Report

Yetter Dual 2968 2x2x2

Join Jonathan Perkins, PFR Agronomist and Location Lead, in this latest PFR Report. The team at Beck’s southern Illinois PFR site just finished planting their Starter Fertilizer System 2x2x2 study. Check out this video to learn more about the Yetter Dual 2968 system and the benefits the team expects to see with it this year.

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16

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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3

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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4

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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4

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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7

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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18

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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5

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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