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.
Categories: CropTalk, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
Categories: We Are Beck's
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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.
Categories: 2021, PFR
Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is pleased to announce the purchase of the Bayer processing plant in Beaman, Iowa, for the use of soybean production and processing. The fully operational site in Grundy County will provide Beck’s with soybean seed processing capabilities and additional warehousing.
Categories: We Are Beck's, In The News
Tags: Beck's, press release
We can't help your daughter get straight A's, but we can help you get the best genetics for your farm.
Categories: Butt Dial Series
Need a mechanical form of weed control in your crops? Clayton Stufflebeam, Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Agronomist reviews the TH Fabrication Row Focus Weed Tine Harrow from TH Fabrication, LLC.
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
In this video, Clayton Stufflebeam, Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Agronomist, joins Collin Scherer, IN PFR Location Lead, to discuss the equipment used in organic cropping systems.
High-speed planting caught your interest? You’re in the right place!
Planting green in the spring in corn? When is the best timing to terminate a cover crop?
Introducing the official podcast for Beck’s Hybrids – Across The Acres!
Chris Grimm, Colfax, Iowa, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, the Strip Cropping Study!
Collin Scherer, Atlanta, Indiana, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR corn and soybean studies of 2021 – the Hail Event Study on corn & the Replant Study – Spotting-In on soybeans!
Brandon Somers, Henderson, Kentucky, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR corn and soybean studies of 2021.
Jared Chester, London, Ohio, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, the Planting Condition Study!
Jonathan Perkins, Effingham, Illinois, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead/Agronomist, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, Corn – Planting Date Study – Fungicide Response!
Keith Enhle, El Paso, Illinois, Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead, is excited to share highlights from his favorite PFR study of 2021, the Corn - Nitrogen Systems Study!
As we know all too well, each year of crop production gives us different challenges and opportunities. And as we continue to increase our knowledge and efficiencies of crop production, we continue to be humbled by new pests that rob our fields of yield. Two diseases in particular that have been discovered recently include Red Crown Rot of soybeans and Taproot Decline of soybeans. Both diseases were observed in the early 2000s in the Delta region of the United States. They have since migrated north and have been identified in most soybean growing states of the Midwest.
Tags: CropTalk, soybeans, Soybean Diseases