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4

Jan

2017

PFR Report

Fall Wheat with Interseeded Soybeans

Author: Alex Knight

One thing we are testing at the Ohio Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site is planting soybeans into a wheat crop before harvest. While some farmers throughout Ohio are already practicing interseeding soybeans into wheat, there are still two perspectives to really consider. The first question you need to ask yourself is, “if you are going to plant wheat, should you interseed soybeans, plant double-crop soybeans, or not plant soybeans at all?” The second thing you need to consider is, “if you are going to plant soybeans, is it best to plant your wheat in the fall and interseed soybeans, plant your wheat in the fall and plant double-crop soybeans, or just plant early-season soybeans?” 

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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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4

Jan

2017

PFR Report

Nitrogen Sealing Systems

In this PFR Report, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® agronomist, Travis Burnett, introduces Nitrogen Sealers. Beck's PFR has continued to test Nitrogen Sealers over the last 4 years to evaluate their effect on nitrogen (N) retention and yield. 

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4

Jan

2017

PFR Report

The Efficacy of Herbicide Modes of Action in Roundup Ready® and LibertyLink® Systems

Author: Joe Bolte

In agriculture, we are always looking for the next new tool or management practice that will allow us to become even more successful. When it comes to weed control, new opportunities are very limited even though new trait technologies are either on the market or pending approval. In the past few years, there has been a limited release of new herbicide active ingredients. It’s been almost two decades since a new mode of action has been released. With fewer herbicide modes of action and active ingredients available, weed control has become even more challenging than in past years. 

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7

Dec

2016

PFR Report

Glyphosate Tolerant vs. LibertyLink® Systems.

Author: Joe Bolte

One question that farmers are faced with each year is how they should manage their soybean herbicide program.  With multiple herbicide systems on the market and the possibility of new traits becoming available, the decision becomes more difficult. 

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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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7

Dec

2016

PFR Report

360 Bullet™ vs. Traditional Ripper Points

Travis Burnett, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Agronomist, introduces a new project in which Beck’s production team conducted side-by-side comparisons of ripper points. 

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7

Nov

2016

PFR

The Results Are In: Seed Treatments Pay

Harvest is wrapped up at Beck’s Kentucky Practical Research (PFR)® site and this season had its fair share of challenges. Many of you experienced these same challenges, from cool, wet conditions early on to a very hot and dry June and an abundance of rain throughout July. What makes Beck’s PFR program so unique is that we test multiple products and management practices not just at one site, but across five other sites throughout our marketing area as well.  

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2

Nov

2016

PFR Report

Automated Precision Soil Sampler

Author: Alex Knight

One factor that farmers consistently believe to be a yield limiting factor is their nutrient management. How can we best determine nutrients needs that are necessary in our fields? One theory has often been that smaller soil sample grids can better determine the nutrients and management necessary for every acre.  

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2

Nov

2016

PFR Report

Residue Management with Shred Select™

Beck's PFR Agronomist, Travis Burnett is in the field with Rich Graham from Kingdom Ag, the makers of Shred Select™, a new residue management tool. 

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2

Nov

2016

PFR REPORT

Cover Crop Application Study

Join members of the Beck's PFR and Agronomy team along with Jason Hinners of the Salford Group in the field in Colfax, IA. In this PFR report, we are looking at Beck's new Cover Crop Application Study involving the Salford Independent Series Vertical Tillage Tool with an attached cover crop seeder. 

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2

Nov

2016

PFR REPORT

Falcon Automated Soil Sampling

One of the most common questions we get at PFR is centered around soil testing. Our goal is to have an accurate sampling system that gives us the best representation of what is out in the field.

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5

Oct

2016

PFR Report

Capello® Gladiator All Row Corn Head

Find out how the Capello® Gladiator All Row Corn Head performed in the PFR 20 in. vs. 30 in. row width study this season.

 

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5

Oct

2016

PFR Report

Rowbot Cover Crop Seeder

What’s the best way to seed cover crops? High-clearance rig? Aerial application? Beck’s Indiana Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Agronomist, Travis Burnett, introduces a new study developed to answer those questions. 
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2

Aug

2016

PFR Report

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Study

Daniel Fulton, Central Illinois PFR Operator, introduces the pre-emergent herbicide trial. Fulton shares an update on how weeds are responding to different pre-emergent products 38 days post application. 

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29

Jul

2016

PFR Report

Harvest International New Laser Pro 1

Ryan McAllister, Beck’s Practical Farm Research Director, introduces a new study we’re conducting on 20 in. vs. 30 in. row widths.

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29

Jul

2016

PFR Report

Understanding Yield Gaps to Improve Profitability

In an effort to help farmers improve profitability, Beck’s works hard to better understand the yield gap in corn and soybeans. The term yield gap has several definitions in the industry. University scientists define it as the difference between simulated potential yield using a crop model and actual yields. At Beck’s we define yield gap as the difference between record yields observed in yield contests and actual yields in our marketing areas.

 


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23

Jun

2016

Agronomy Update

Wheat Harvest Reminders

Author: Alex Knight

As wheat harvest approaches, there are a few important things to keep in mind. First, we want to harvest wheat after the dough stage has passed. You can determine if your wheat is past this stage by threshing a wheat head in your hand and placing the seed either in your mouth or between your fingernail and forefinger. If the wheat is past the dough stage, it will be firm and not easily torn in two.   

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17

Jun

2016

Agronomy Update

Flagging Technology

Author: Alex Knight

With an increase in technologies available and the fact that farmers are often using more than one, it has become difficult to keep track of where our technologies and varieties are planted. Spray misapplications have become more common. This has led individuals from the University of Arkansas to develop and promote the program “Flag the Technology.”  

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3

Jun

2016

Agronomy Update

Post Weed Control in Soybeans

Author: Alex Knight

By this point in the season, farmers are looking to control weeds that have emerged following a break in residual activity. When making a weed control plan, there are several things to keep in mind. Check out the video below to learn more.

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