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Oct

2021

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE FOUR: Reid Nodine

A podcast by Beck's

Author: Maggie Holt

From the heart of South Dakota to the eastern border of Ohio, from central Minnesota to the fields of Mississippi, David Ringger and Carlye Frye travel throughout our marketing area to highlight the stories of Beck’s family of employees, dealers, and farmers.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: The Sower

October 2021

O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! (Psalm 34:8) 

The verse above took on new meaning for Teri and I recently when we became ill with Covid-19 and both lost our sense of taste and smell. All things considered, those were some of the minor side effects. As I write this, I still do not have my taste or smell back, and maybe I will not get them back, but in the grand scheme of life…I WILL live.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Soil Test Trends and How to Use Them

October 2021

Author: Steve Gauck

Many of us soil test and make decisions based on the results, which are important for improving your operation. There are trends happening nationwide with soil test results and they could play into the decision-making for your farm. A&L Great Lakes Laboratories analyzes soil tests from 1996 to the present, showing the trends of the soil tests they obtain. These trends depict many interesting things happening in our soils and help us prepare how to have high-yielding crops in the future.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: The Growing Interest in Strip-Till

October 2021

Author: Chad Kalaher

Over the past several decades, there has been growing interest by many farmers to adopt different tillage methods for reducing soil erosion, protecting valuable crop residue, conserving soil moisture, and reducing fuel consumption. While there has been successful adoption of no-till cropping systems in many areas to help accomplish several of these goals, some farmers have experienced lower yields and reduced ROI when attempting no-till practices.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Cover Crop Application and Timing

October 2021

Author: Ryan Moore

Now that the calendar has turned to October, it’s a great time to be thinking about cover crop decisions on your operation. If you are new to cover crops and are trying to figure out the best way to implement them on your farm, here are few suggestions to keep in mind.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Seed Corn Production: From Field to Bag

October 2021

Author: Jim Herr

Harvest season has quickly approached fields across the Midwest. Accumulating adequate heat units over the summer has allowed for corn and soybean crops to be taken out of the fields now. For corn production fields, the destination after the crop has passed through the combine is back to the processing plants to be processed. Exactly how does the production process work? Jim Herr, Beck’s Processing/ Inventory/Wholesale Manager, along with Jason Morehouse, Production Manager, give us an update on what’s happening in seed corn production this harvest season!

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Across the Acres: Choosing Your Hard

October 2021

Author: Maggie Holt

Earlier this year, the Education team approached the Marketing team with an idea for a podcast and asked for our input on turning it into a reality. Their team was dedicated, did their research, and spent hours discussing names, content ideas, and guest interviewers, and finally, after months of hard work, Across the Acres was born.

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Sep

2021

Press Release: Beck's Offers Immersive Summer Internship Program

Opportunities increase for Midwest college students

Author: Hannah McGee

Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, offers an immersive summer internship program by providing college students with unique opportunities and an impactful experience.

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Sep

2021

Missed Our Virtual Field Show? No Worries.

Beck's 2021 Virtual Field Show

Author: Kate Roth

If you haven't heard, Thursday, September 16, was the premiere of our first-ever Virtual Field Show. During the event, we presented all the great data and info that was shared during our 2021 Field Shows – delivered straight to you from the comfort of your own home!

Weren't able to tune in? We've got you covered.

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8

Sep

2021

PFR PROVEN SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR WEED MANAGEMENT

PRACTICAL FARM RESEARCH

Author: Kate Roth

Just as with corn and soybeans, we have developed five Practical Farm Research (PFR)® success strategies for weed management. Our PFR team has combined what we have learned from our studies to help you decide which practices you should try on your operation.

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Sep

2021

PFR Proven Success Strategies on Soybeans

Practical Farm Research

Author: Kate Roth

Beck’s has been developing PFR Proven™ endorsements to help you decide which products and practices you should try on your operation. We have identified the top PFR Proven strategies for success based on what we have learned from our PFR studies that can lead you to higher soybean yields.

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Sep

2021

PFR Proven Success Strategies on Corn

Practical Farm Research

Author: Kate Roth

Each year brings new data from our Practical Farm Research (PFR®) team. By looking at diverse products and practices across several locations, we have determined five success strategies for corn that we believe will provide farmers with the highest likelihood of success.

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Sep

2021

CropTalk: The Sower

September 2021

Com.mit.ment: a) an agreement or pledge to do something in the future, b) something pledged, c) the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled.

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Sep

2021

CropTalk: The Carbon Market: To C or Not to C?

September 2021

Author: Kent Gremel

What hybrid will you plant this year? How will you manage weeds? What’s for lunch? Should I sequester carbon? Until recently, you may not have thought about sequestering carbon, but this topic has entered a more routine line of questioning as programs continue to gain publicity.

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Sep

2021

CropTalk: Fall Fertility and Best Practices Amidst Rising Inputs

September 2021

Author: Dale Viktora

What a season we have experienced so far! The weather has certainly been variable across our marketing area. While some have had an abundance of precipitation, others watched their crop deteriorate from drought. As we look forward to harvest, we must also begin planning for the 2022 crop, and fertility management becomes top of mind.

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Sep

2021

CropTalk: Pattern Ag: Field Experiences

September 2021

Author: Chad Kalaher

Have you ever wondered how much profit you could add to your farm if you were able to identify yieldlimiting factors before you planted the seed? As farmers, we often deal with some of the more obvious challenges, such as poor drainage, compaction, excess moisture or lack of timely rainfall, weed control, and soil fertility or plant nutrition-related challenges.

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Sep

2021

CropTalk: Herbicides: Turning Learnings Into Decisions

September 2021

Author: Luke Schulte

Harvest provides a great opportunity to give a final grade to our weed control program and take note of what we might need to adjust next season. Weeds continue to evolve and adapt to current herbicides and practices, and we also must learn how to evolve as to what tweaks we can employ to achieve our goal of weed-free fields at harvest. As you assess your current technology and strategy, below are some key learnings from our Practical Farm Research (PFR)® sites this past season to keep in mind as you make decisions for 2022.

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Sep

2021

CropTalk: The Stories that Shape Us

September 2021

When you think about the home you grew up in, tiny little details may come to mind. It may be the constant dirt on the rug when you walked in the door. The wallpaper in the bathroom. The view overlooking the west field from your bedroom window. Or maybe it’s the stack of papers that always cluttered the edge of your dad’s office desk.

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Aug

2021

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE THREE: Choosing Your Hard

A podcast by Beck's featuring Mike Roe

Author: Maggie Holt

From the heart of South Dakota to the eastern border of Ohio, from central Minnesota to the fields of Mississippi, David Ringger and Carlye Frye travel throughout our marketing area to highlight the stories of Beck’s family of employees, dealers, and farmers.

Introducing the official podcast for Beck’s Hybrids – Across The Acres! Every month, we sit down and chat with a member of our Beck’s family of employees, dealers, and farmers to learn more about their career, their family, and their faith.

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Aug

2021

Practical Farm Research (PFR): Wheat Results

2021 PFR Wheat Book

Author: Kate Roth

At Beck’s, we are always looking for new ways to help our farmers succeed. Each year, through our Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program, our PFR team evaluates new technologies and management practices that provide unbiased agronomic data, helping farmers make decisions and increase their profitability.

Our PFR team implemented wheat studies at our Effingham, IL and Henderson, KY sites this year. The 2021 PFR Wheat Book data was then collected, analyzed, and published on our website.

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