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?”
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Tags: soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Wheat, Row Spacing, PFR. PFR Report, Interseeding, double crop, Alex Knight
In this video Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Location Lead & Agronomist, reviews the results of Beck’s 2016 Water Management Study.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Water Management, TIle Drainage, PFR. PFR Report, Sub Irrigation, sensor-based sub-irrigation, controlled water table, and manual sub-irrigation.
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.
Tags: PFR, PFR Report, Travis Burnett, nitrogen sealers, nitrogen retention, Nitrogen Sealing Systems
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.
Tags: LibertyLink, PFR, weed control, PFR Report, herbicides, Herbicide Efficacy, Roundup Ready
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, LibertyLink, PFR, Waterhemp, herbicides, Liberty, weed resistance, glyphosate, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, Roundup, Anthem, Warrant, Anthem Maxx, Roundup PowerMAX, panicum
Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Location Lead & Agronomist, reviews the results of Beck’s Water Management Study on drip-irrigation.
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.
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Kentucky PFR, PFR, SEED TREATMENT, ESCALATE, high yields, soybean seed treatment, Chris Robinson
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how the Capello® Gladiator All Row Corn Head performed in the PFR 20 in. vs. 30 in. row width study this season.
Tags: corn harvest, Ryan McAllister, Practical Farm Research, PFR, harvest 2016, Capello, Capello Multi-Directional Corn Head, Row Spacing, Corn Head
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Cover Crops, PFR, Cover Crop Seeding, Rowbot, How to seed cover crops, cover crop seeding applications
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.
Tags: PFR, PFR Report, Pre-Emergent Herbicide
Ryan McAllister, Beck’s Practical Farm Research Director, introduces a new study we’re conducting on 20 in. vs. 30 in. row widths.
Tags: corn, Ryan McAllister, PFR, PFR Report, Harvest International, Multi-Row Widths
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.
Tags: corn, soybeans, Practical Farm Research, PFR, PFR Report, High Management Practices, Yield Gaps
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.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, Wheat Harvest, Ohio Agronomy, PFR, PFR Report, Alexandra Knight, double crop soybeans
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.”
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, Ohio Agronomy, PFR, PFR Report, Alexandra Knight, yellowing corn, Flagging Technology, Spray Misapplications
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.
Tags: soybeans, Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, Giant Ragweed, Marestail, Ohio Agronomy, PFR, PFR Report, Alexandra Knight, Post weed control, common lambsquarter, herbicides