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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

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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Aug

2021

Press Release: Beck's Purchases Bayer Facility in Beaman, Iowa

New Acquisition to Improve Processing and Distribution Capabilities

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.

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Aug

2021

Beck's Butt Dial - Performance

Author: Maggie Holt

We can't help your daughter get straight A's, but we can help you get the best genetics for your farm.

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Aug

2021

PFR Report: TH Fabrication Row Focus Weed Tine Harrow

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.

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Aug

2021

PFR Report: Einböck Chopstar Cultivator in Organic PFR Plots

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.

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Aug

2021

PFR Report: John Deere ExactEmerge™ High-Speed Planting in PFR

High-speed planting caught your interest? You’re in the right place!

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Aug

2021

PFR Report: Cover Crop Termination

Planting green in the spring in corn? When is the best timing to terminate a cover crop?

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Aug

2021

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE TWO: How to Save a Life

A podcast by Beck's featuring Kristin Moon

Introducing the official podcast for Beck’s Hybrids – Across The Acres!

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Aug

2021

Iowa PFR Update - Intercropping Studies

PFR Favorites

Author: Chris Grimm

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!

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Aug

2021

Indiana PFR Update - Hail Event Studies & Replant Spotting-In Studies

PFR Favorites

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!

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Aug

2021

Kentucky PFR Update - Replant, Nitrogen & Seed Orientation Studies

PFR Favorites

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. 

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Aug

2021

Ohio PFR Update - Planting Condition On Corn

PFR Favorites

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!

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Aug

2021

Southern Illinois PFR Update - Planting Date By Fungicide Response

PFR Favorites

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!

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Aug

2021

Central Illinois PFR Update - Nitrogen Studies

PFR Favorites

Author: Keith Ehnle

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!

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Aug

2021

CropTalk: On the Lookout: Developing Diseases in Soybeans

August 2021

Author: Jon Skinner

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.

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