A hot topic for farmers throughout Ohio is soybean planting populations. After the mid-May planting period, we recommend that farmers increase plant populations by 10,000 to 15,000 each week past May 15.
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Agronomy, Ohio Agronomy, PFR, PFR Report, Alexandra Knight, FROST DAMAGE, SOYBEAN PLANTING POPULATION
Beck’s Indiana PFR Agronomist, Travis Burnett, introduces an impromptu wheat study that has been developed due to a recent local weather event where we saw golf ball-sized hail we experienced in
Atlanta, IN earlier this month.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, PFR Report, Travis Burnett, Hail damaged wheat, feekes 10
What are the viable ways to combat pinch row compaction?
Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Innovation Lead, Jason Webster, introduces an on-farm study where we will attempt to combat pinch row compaction with the use of TrackTill®.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Jason Webster, PFR, PFR Report, Tracktill Planter, Yetter, Piinch Row Compaction
With ample amounts of rainfall or even high humidity and temps in the mid 70’s-mid 80’s, wheat diseases, like fusarium head scab can thrive. So what is the best way to avoid the damage from head scab? When is the optimal time to apply fungicide?
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Jonathan Perkins, PFR, wheat managment, Effingham, PFR Report, WHEAT FUNGICIDE
Three-year Practical Farm Research (PFR)® shows an average of 12.6 Bu./A. yield loss on pinch rows from central-fill planters. Pinch row compaction leads to shorter, stunted plants, restricted roots and ultimately yield loss.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, PFR Report, PINCH ROW COMPACTION, CENTRAL-FILL PLANTERS
In this latest video, Beck's PFR Innovation Lead Jason Webster offers a direct comparison of today’s standard 30 inch rows verses narrow (20 inch) rows made possible by a new planter equipped for both row widths.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Jason Webster, PFR, PFR Report, Narrow Row Corn, Corn Widths, multi-row width
Jonathan Perkins is in the field at our Effingham, IL PFR site for a feekes 3 topdress application of wheat. In order to determine nitrogen needs, we’re asking questions like, “What are the tillering counts per square foot?” and “How many units of nitrogen should we apply based on tiller counts?”
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Jonathan Perkins, PFR, Wheat tillering, feekes 3, topdress application, wheat managment, Effingham, PFR Report
Earlier this month, Farms.com spoke with Jason Webster at Commodity Classic regarding Beck’s new PFR research on multi-row width systems. In this video, Jason explains how our research trials will focus on the advantages found with planting narrow 20 in. rows when compared to the industry standard 30 in. row width.
The advancements in multi-hybrid planting have been deeply rooted in Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)®. In 2011, Beck’s PFR team created their own multi-hybrid planter prototype and in 2012 became a leader in the multi-hybrid corn planting system. The positive results of Beck’s research lead Kinze to develop their 4900 multi-hybrid concept planter. This was the first planter to market that allowed farmers to change hybrids or varieties according to management zones within a field.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, multi-hybrid planting, PFR, PFR Report, Scott Nelson, Multi-Hybrid, Kinzie 4900, Variable Rate Prescriptions
Can free elevation and slope data create more profitable management zones?
Tags: Practical Farm Research, multi-hybrid planting, PFR, MANAGEMENT ZONES, PFR Report, Variable Rate Prescriptions, variable rate seeding
In the latest Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Report Jason Webster, Beck’s PFR Innovation Lead, is in the field at the Southern IL PFR site where the field tile is being installed for the new Water Management Study.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, PFR, PFR Report, Water Management, TIle Drainage, Drip Tape Irrigation, Southern IL PFR, Field Tile, Patter tile width, overhead irrigation
How does traditional hand sampling compare to AutoProbe automated soil sampling technology.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Soil Sampling, PFR, PFR Report, Scott Nelson, Iowa PFR, AutoProbe, Fertility Managment
What's the best way to know if your chisel plow is reaching the right depth?
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Jason Webster, PFR, soil compaction, PFR Report, tillage, southern Illinois PFR, Chisel Plow, Chisel Plow Depth, chisel plowing
Can the Moldboard plow handle the residue and break up the carbon penalty associated with continuous corn?
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Jason Webster, PFR, PFR Report, Moldboard Plow, Continuous Corn, tillage, tilling methods, southern Illinois PFR
How can the Yetter Stalk Devastator™ help with residue management on your farm?
Tags: harvest, Practical Farm Research, PFR, residue management, Corn Stalk Residue, Yetter Stalk Devastator™, managing corn residue
In our latest PFR Report, Beck’s PFR highlights the residue management research results of the Capello Quasar® corn head. This stalk chopping corn head doesn’t require another trip through the field as it’s a planned pass during harvest.
Tags: harvest, Practical Farm Research, PFR, residue management, Corn Stalk Residue, managing corn residue, Capello, Capello Quasar Chopping Corn Head