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Apr

2022

The Dig: Episode 4: Looking Ahead at 2022

Author: Kate Roth

#PLANT2022 IS HERE, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 4 of The DIG. 

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Apr

2022

The Dig: Episode 3: Lessons Learned

Author: Kate Roth

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM 2021? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 3 of The DIG. 

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Apr

2022

CropTalk: The Sower

April 2022

“…and I will give you rest.” (Jesus speaking) Matthew 11:28b

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Apr

2022

CropTalk: Early-Season Pests and Diseases

April 2022

Early-season corn and soybean pests and diseases are among the many challenges farmers face each year when attempting to achieve high profits in the fall. The good news is that for most of these, there are effective management practices. While we can’t cover every early-season pest and disease in one article, these are some of the most common ones to keep an eye out for as planting continues and crops emerge.

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Apr

2022

CropTalk: Enlist® System Updates

April 2022

Author: Mike Blaine

On January 11, 2022, the EPA completed the registration amendment process for Enlist One® (2,4-D choline) and Enlist Duo® (2,4-D choline + glyphosate) herbicides for the 2022 planting season through January 11, 2029. The Enlist® weed control system includes Enlist herbicides, Enlist Ahead Training, and Enlist E3® soybeans, cotton and corn.

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Apr

2022

CropTalk: Seed Size and Crop Establishment

April 2022

Author: Steve Gauck

To maximize yield, seeds must germinate and emerge uniformly. Seed size and shape (also called grade size) is not correlated to germination, vigor, or yield. If planting conditions are good, all grade sizes will have equal quality and the size and health of the embryo within the seed will not change.

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Apr

2022

CropTalk: Beck's Day Ever: Gotta Have Faith

April 2022

Author: Maggie Holt

Life is full of obstacles that test our faith. Our careers, our relationships, our financial situations; maybe it’s our friends or our kids, or even just general disappointment at unmet expectations. And sometimes, it’s something so much more.

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Mar

2022

The Dig: Episode 2: Pre-Plant Success

Author: Kate Roth

ARE YOU READY FOR PLANTING SEASON 2022? Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer for Episode 2 of The DIG. 

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Mar

2022

The Dig: Episode 1: Planter Prep

Author: Kate Roth

Episode 1 of The DIG is here and we’re talking all things Spring Planter Prep.

Hosts Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer take a deep dive into some of the most important areas you need to be looking at on your planter to set yourself up for a trouble-free season.

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Mar

2022

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE NINE: DOUG KINGSEED

A PODCAST BY BECK'S

Author: Kate Roth

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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Mar

2022

CropTalk: The Sower

March 2022

Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seek to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:6-11)

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Mar

2022

CropTalk: Getting Amped With FARMserver®

March 2022

In the cold winter months, we tend to hibernate. Unless, of course, you have livestock. Or a heated shop. But even then, it’s harder to get motivated when the temperatures are low, the winds are blowing, and the ground is frozen. Spring can seem a long way off when you’re sipping coffee on a still-dark February morning.

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Mar

2022

CropTalk: How Beck’s Uses Technology in Testing

March 2022

Author: Brandi Payne

The research department at Beck’s continues to grow and mature, and our breeders’ appetite for more phenotyping data points to be collected in the yield trial fields each growing season grows with it. Hybrid phenotypes are the visual observations of the plant resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment. Given the many different locations each testing hybrid is planted in during each testing season, the importance of understanding this interaction helps breeders make better product advancement decisions.

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Mar

2022

CropTalk: New Soybean PFR Proven™ Products and Practices

March 2022

In the February issue, we dove into the 18 new PFR Proven™ corn products and practices for 2021. Additionally, we added 17 new soybean PFR Proven products and practices to the lineup after three years of multi-location research. Testing across diverse soil conditions and factors allows our Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team to provide unbiased analysis of the profitability of products and practices for each individual operation and farm. What products or practices might you be able to implement or improve on your farm?

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Mar

2022

CropTalk: Across the Acres: Messy Motivation

March 2022

Author: Kate Roth

Can you believe we are three months into 2022? Time flies when you’re having fun, right? March brings our NINTH episode of Across the Acres podcast. Launched in August of 2021, Across the Acres is hosted by Carlye Frye (Delta Region Training Innovation Manager) and David Ringger (Central Region Training Innovation Manager). Each month, they introduce a member of the Beck family of employees, dealers, and farmers across our marketing territory and provide a platform to share stories about their careers, families, and their faith.

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Feb

2022

CropTalk: The Easiest Weed to Control...

March 2022

Author: Luke Schulte

The easiest weed to control is one that never emerges. Cliché? Maybe. But as weeds continue to evolve, mounting resistance to herbicides builds every year.

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Feb

2022

Hey, Nebraskans!

Everything you need to know about Beck's and our expansion west.

Author: Kate Roth

Finally! Nebraska farmers now have the opportunity to experience the quality products and service that Beck’s has been known for since 1937. Our expansion into Nebraska adds more than 15 million acres of corn and soybeans to Beck’s marketing area, allows us to provide Nebraska farmers access to the world’s most diverse genetics and traits, and provides a culture founded in faith and dedication to helping farmers succeed.

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Feb

2022

Beck's Day Ever: The Berget Family

Author: Maggie Holt

Scott Berget grew up in Wiota, WI, where he farmed on Berget family farms and silver creek family farms, where he was a co-owner. To Scott, family was everything, and he had amazing relationships with his Mom, Judy, his dad Mike, and his siblings, but his favorite people on this earth were his nieces and nephews. Scott cherished the time he spent with them and made sure they each knew how much he loved them.

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Feb

2022

Beck's PFR Insight Deep Dives

2022 PFR Insight Meetings

Our team of experts highlight PFR Proven™ data, years of industry experience, and current supply trends to help you develop a plan to achieve superior weed control, higher yields, and increased ROI this season.

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Feb

2022

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE EIGHT: All You Need is Love

A podcast by Beck's

Author: Hannah McGee

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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