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11

Jun

2021

Beck’s Hosts Second Annual 5K To Support Non-Profit Organization

The American Institute for Cancer Research was selected as the 2021 beneficiary.

Author: Hannah McGee

ATLANTA, INDIANA – Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, hosted their second annual 5K on June 5, at their headquarters in Atlanta, Ind. Beck’s 5K promotes health and wellness among Beck’s employees and their families, customers, seed dealers, and the community.

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9

Jun

2021

PFR Report: Seed Orientation Study - AeroTube

For many years, there has been discussion in the agriculture industry on the effects of placing a kernel of corn in the seed trench in a specific orientation on yield. 

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9

Jun

2021

PFR Report: Soybean Replant Threshold and Spotting-In Studies

Should I replant or keep my current soybean stand? Should I spot-in more soybeans?

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Jun

2021

Press Release: Beck's Advances Breeding Program Through Continued Partnership with Computomics

Author: Maggie Holt

Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, is proud to expand their collaboration with Computomics, a biotechnology company in Tübingen, Germany. The partnership, centered around predictive analytics, aligns Beck's with top competitors when it comes to a modern breeding program.

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Jun

2021

CropTalk: The Power in Pollination

June 2021

A key factor in yield is pollination success. Across the Cornbelt, field corn enters the critical period of pollination from late June through the end of July. A corn plant is monoecious, which means it contains both male and female flowers on the same plant. The female flower is called the ear and contains the ovules and silks. The male flower is called the tassel and sheds pollen. Many understand the female flower and its importance in yield, but let’s dive deeper into the male flower.

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Jun

2021

CropTalk: Don't Let Your Organic Seed Go Naked

June 2021

Faster, more uniform emergence. Early-season disease and insect protection. Higher yields.

The benefits of seed treatment on corn and soybeans are well known and widely accepted in conventional farming situations.

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Jun

2021

CropTalk: Late-Season PFR Proven

June 2021

It’s hard to believe that we’re already talking about late-season applications. It seems like no matter how much we prepare, it’s mid-season before we even get the planters empty. As we transition from the planting and early-season mindset, I’d like to challenge you to try one new thing on your farming operation this year.

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Jun

2021

CropTalk: In- and Late-Season CRW Management

June 2021

Author: Mike Blaine

Many articles and publications have brought forth that corn rootworm (CRW), primarily Northern and Western, is the number one annual pest in corn production. Most estimates put income losses and control costs at close to $1 billion per year.

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Jun

2021

CropTalk: The Sower

June 2021

Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. (Philippians 2:1-2, NASB)

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May

2021

Inari and Beck’s Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate Farmer Access to Gene Editing Innovation

Press Release

Author: Maggie Holt

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and ATLANTA, Ind. – May 18, 2021 – Inari, the SEEDesign™ company, and Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company and the third largest seed brand in the United States, have announced a business and R&D collaboration – reinforcing their respective missions to provide more diverse, sustainable and competitive choices for farmers.

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10

May

2021

CropTalk: Disability? More like Dis(ability)

May 2021

Author: Hannah McGee

Christy Bridges may have lost her ability to drive a car, but her ability to rope cattle has not faltered, even after an 8-year career hiatus. As the wife of a Beck’s dealer, mother to Amelia, and a professional breakaway roper, Christy redefines the limits of having a disability.

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10

May

2021

CropTalk: Mid-Season PFR Proven™

May 2021

Planting is underway for the 2021 growing season! Moving on from the early-season PFR Proven™ products and practices discussed last month, what are the next steps to implement on your farms? The following PFR Proven™ strategies will help to protect your corn and soybean yields in the field as the growing season progresses.

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10

May

2021

CropTalk: A PFR Sneak Peek: Corn Silage

May 2021

Author: Ben Puestow

In many areas of the Midwest, silage is not an afterthought, it is the focus of the entire farm operation. With that in mind, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team will begin conducting corn silage-specific PFR studies in 2021. We know that there is a craving for agronomic research that focuses on producing hightonnage corn silage, and we are going to help find those answers.

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10

May

2021

CropTalk: Finding your FARMserver® Fit

May 2021

Author: Nate Firle

At Beck’s, I’m surrounded by people who strive each day to serve you as your trusted advisor, no matter your operation practices.

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10

May

2021

CropTalk: The Sower

May 2021

Give us this day our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11)

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May

2021

PFR Report: Planting Speed Study – SureSpeed

High-speed planting continues to become a more popular practice when farmers are faced with narrower planting windows and have more acres to plant.

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May

2021

PFR Report: Seed Orientation Study on Corn – AeroTube at Planting

What is one way to tweak your planting pass even more?

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7

Apr

2021

PFR Report: Nitrogen Application Study on Wheat

Ready to make nitrogen applications on your wheat crop?

The Henderson, Kentucky, Beck’s PFR team is putting TeeJet StreamJet SJ7 Nozzles to the test against the Chafer Fertilizer Stream Bar in the Nitrogen Application Study.

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Apr

2021

PFR Report: New Study Highlights for 2021

Camille Lambert, Field Sales Agronomist, and Brandon Somers, Kentucky PFR Location Lead discuss some of the new Practical Farm Research (PFR®) corn and soybean trials for the 2021 planting season.

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Apr

2021

CropTalk: Research by the Numbers

April 2021

Author: Maggie Holt

6. That’s the number of years I had worked here at Beck’s before taking a true, in-depth tour of the biotech building here in Atlanta, IN. But earlier this year, a few members of our research team opened their doors and allowed me to follow them around for two hours as they explained the amazing work their teams do, day in and day out. We are lucky to have 101 beyond talented full-time employees (with 47 job titles among them) across 7 locations who dedicate their time and energy to bringing farmers highperforming, regional products quickly and efficiently.

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