In this latest video, PFR Location Lead Clayton Stufflebeam joins Jeremy Hodel of Precision Planting at their winter conference to talk about their new Conceal product.
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
In this PFR Report Jared Chester, Beck's Ohio PFR Location Lead, summarizes and highlights various studies and findings from PFR around closing wheels to help you increase your success in 2019.
Tags: PFR, PFR Report, Closing Wheels
No, this isn’t an article about healthy food choices to lower your cholesterol, control high blood pressure, or to set a calorie goal.
However, feeding a crop and managing its diet is just as important as feeding our own families and making sure they are healthy. Just because my corn looks fine, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has everything it needs to grow strong and healthy. So, how does soil fertility play into the health and well-being of the crops we grow?
Tags: soil testing, fertilizer, macros, soil, fertility programs
Planting depth for row crops is a main topic of discussion in the agricultural community. Beck’s PFR team has heard your questions and in response, has put planting depth to yet another test. You may have seen our planting depth data over the last few years, but this year we added a second planting date into the mix. For this study, we planted corn in April and in May. In April, we tend to see cooler, wetter soils whereas in May we sometimes experience drier periods with less rainfall and warmer soil temperatures. Soil temperature and moisture have a great effect on how plants emerge. In this study, we looked to evaluate how much soil conditions can affect plant emergence, and how much yield potential we lose with late-emerging plants.
Tags: corn, Agronomy, Corn Planting Date, PFR, PFR Report, research, corn planting depth
Join Eric Wilson, Field Agronomist, and Miles Mcgovney, PFR Agronomist, for some post-harvest updates on our Landroller Study.
Based on the numerous requests received from farmers, Beck’s PFR team is testing the Mandako Landroller for the first time this year. We launched this study in an effort to determine if Land Rollers would provide any yield benefit to a soybean crop.
Tags: soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, PFR, PFR Report, landroller, rolling soybeans, soybean studies
Join Jared Chester, PFR Location Lead in Ohio, to learn more about our foliar fungicide study on corn.
In this latest PFR report, Jim Schwartz, director of PFR and agronomy and Brady Rogers, PFR Location Lead are in the field evaluating Yield 360’s new 360 YIELD SAVER®.
Join Jim Schwartz, director of PFR and agronomy and Erik Carpenter, PFR Operator, in the field at Atlanta, Indiana as the team tests the new Bushel Plus system.
Beck’s PFR team has tested fungicide and insecticide applications on soybeans for a number of years. The one consistent finding in terms of increasing yields and ROI is making applications at the R3 growth stage.
Categories: PFR Reports
Tags: Fungicide, PFR, PFR Report, Fungicide on Soybeans, R3 Growth Stage
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
Join our Central Illinois PFR Team in this PFR Report as they talk about a few new studies being conducted this year.
Tags: Nitrogen, PFR, PFR Report, Starter Fertilizer, biologicals, 2x2x2 Systems
You asked for it, so now we’re rolling it out for you!
Tags: soybeans, PFR, PFR Report, Mandako Land Roller
Breaking ground – literally and figuratively. Hear the most recent updates from the Beck’s PFR Team about our multi-row, multi-hybrid planter that’s the first of its kind.
Tags: PFR, PFR Report, multi-hybrid multi-row width planter, concept planter
In this latest PFR Report, Jared Chester, PFR Location Lead in Ohio is joined by Field Agronomist Luke Schulte to discuss water quality when it comes to spraying.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Ohio Agronomy, PFR, PFR Report, Water Conditioning, Water pH, Water Quality
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
Spring upon us and with that comes a big decision every farmer is faced with each year... when to plant their crop.
Tags: PFR, PFR Report, Planting Date, Corn and Soybean Planting Date
While agricultural practices have changed over the last few decades, one factor has remained at the top of farmers minds: cost savings. As farmers, we’re great at finding new ways to save money, while still accomplishing our goals. And if we can increase profit while cutting expense costs, all the better! But what if we could continue to do this, but change our execution slightly to increase profits? Let’s talk about soybean seeding rate and row spacing.
Tags: Soybean Seeding Rate, PFR, PFR Report, Row Spacing, soybean planting
The 2017 season proved to have enough challenges on its own without having to battle the $3.50 corn prices. Those challenges pushed us as farmers to think about more efficient and profitable ways to raise the highest yields possible, and utilizing different techniques and methods when making applications on our farms is a must.
Tags: Nitrogen, PFR, PFR Report, Starter Fertlizers, Starter applications, 2x2x2, 2x2
Planting season is almost here which means many of you are probably thinking about all of the decisions that need to be made before the planter ever hits the field. Questions like “when should I start planting?”, “how deep should I plant?” and “should I wait for perfect conditions?” are all valid questions you may have. But answering them may require some planning and preparation to ensure you start your crops off in the best possible situation.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Planting Depth, PFR, PFR Report, Planting Date
Join Jim Schwartz, director of PFR and agronomy and Jason Gahimer, PFR operations manager, in the field as the team harvests one of our multi-population, multi-row width plots with Capello's All Row Gladiator Corn Head.
Tags: corn, corn harvest, Corn Head, Populations, row width
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