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Jun

2016

Agronomy Update

Increasing Your Soybean Planting Populations for Maximum Yields

Author: Alex Knight

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. 

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27

May

2016

PFR Report

Hail Damaged Wheat

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. 

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27

May

2016

PFR Report

TrackTill®

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®. 

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May

2016

PFR Report

Wheat Fungicide Applications

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?

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May

2016

PFR Report

Central-Fill Pinch Row Compaction

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. 

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4

May

2016

PFR Report

Multi-Row Width Planter

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. 

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5

Apr

2016

PFR Report

Importance of Tillers in Wheat Management

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?” 

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5

Apr

2016

PFR Report

Revenue Advantage of Narrow Row Corn

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. 

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5

Apr

2016

PFR Report

Multi-Hybrid Planter Results

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. 

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Mar

2016

PFR Report

Maximizing Product Performance Through PFR Management Zone Studies

Can free elevation and slope data create more profitable management zones?

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2

Mar

2016

PFR Report

Water Management Studies

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. 

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Feb

2016

PFR Report

Improving Fertility Management and Profitability Through PFR Soil Sampling Studies

How does traditional hand sampling compare to AutoProbe automated soil sampling technology. 

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3

Feb

2016

PFR Report

How to Check Chisel Plow Depth

What's the best way to know if your chisel plow is reaching the right depth? 

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3

Feb

2016

PFR Report

Moldboard Plow in Continuous Corn

Can the Moldboard plow handle the residue and break up the carbon penalty associated with continuous corn?  

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Jan

2016

PFR Report

Residue Management with the Yetter Stalk Devastator™

How can the Yetter Stalk Devastator™ help with residue management on your farm? 

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28

Dec

2015

PFR Report

Residue Managment with the Capello® Quasar Chopping Corn Head

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.

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