2016 PFR Partners Results
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Beck’s Practical Farm Research provides farmers with the best farmer-focused research and advisors to add profitability to their farm. We do this by conducting unbiased agronomic research and delivering it to farmers. By bringing new ideas and challenging the status quo of current farming practices, PFR works to facilitate the network of agricultural industry leaders to keep the needs of the farmer first. In 2016, we are conducting more than 100 studies at our 6 PFR locations across 5 states. Of these studies, more than 60 are replicated at multiple locations.
Results from a single site are informative about the results of that year’s weather on that particular soil. Multi-location, multi-year data allows us to observe long-term trends and gain a much broader perspective. View our 2017 multi-location studies here.
Each year, new technologies and management practices emerge, making it difficult for farmers to evaluate all the options. So, we do it for you. The research and agronomic results from the 100+ studies conducted across five states are then shared through our annual PFR book. This year, we hope to include the results from our PFR Partners on-farm testing program in Michigan, Tennessee, Missouri, and Wisconsin, as well.
Contact us. Many times, our best studies arise from the needs of customers. Interested in a particular management practice? Ask us. We can help determine the best approach.
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The Central Indiana Practical Farm Research location is located at Beck's Hybrids headquarters in Atlanta, IN. The Central Indiana PFR features more than 220 acres dedicated to PFR studies and is home to Becknology Days.
The Central Indiana PFR team is excited for the 2015 season. Over 80 studies (52 corn and 34 soybean) will be done at the Central Indiana location this year, including seed treatment, cover crop, nitrogen management, planting date and replant, foliar applications, starter, high-yield, tillage, closing wheel, and sub-irrigation studies. Variable rate, capture 3rive 3D, UAV, FarmServer, and other technologies will also be tested. For more information on any of these studies feel free to contact a member of the Central Indiana PFR team.
The Central Indiana PFR team started planting on April 1st with their corn and soybean planting date studies. Since that time they have been able to plant a second planting date as well as escalate vs. untreated soybeans and the corn show plot. It has been a slow, wet start to the 2015 planting season and everyone is anxiously waiting for things to pick up.
PFR Location Lead email@example.com 800-937-2325
Central Illinois PFR
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The Central Illinois Practical Farm Research site serves the growing demand for information relevant to customers in the western marketing area. The site includes more than 165 acres and a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to research.
PFR Location Lead firstname.lastname@example.org 309-224-9320
Southern Illinois PFR
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Practical Farm Research is currently conducted on more than 90 acres in southern Illinois at Beck’s Neoga location near Effingham. In the future we are looking forward to relocating closer to the Effingham area and establishing a new PFR site and distribution center!
For 2014, we are still located at Neoga and have over 25 corns studies along with more than 15 soybean studies. We are conducting agronomic research on corn ranging from nitrogen applications, fungicide applications, tillage practices, in-furrow treatments, foliar applications, closing wheel combinations, and more.
On the soybean side, we are looking at fungicide applications, tillage practices, in-furrow treatments, foliar applications, and more. We are continuing our efforts to reach the 300 bushel yield level on corn and 100 bushel yield level for soybeans with high management aimed at all out yield.
Harvest is now underway, cover crop studies have been seeded, and we are looking forward to planting wheat in October. Keep an eye out for the PFR Book in the mail after harvest to see the exciting results of the season!
Jonathan Perkins, CCA
PFR Location Lead email@example.com 217-690-0509
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The Kentucky Practical Farm Research location was established for customers in southern Indiana, southern Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. This site includes 160 acres dedicated to PFR studies, as well as a seed distribution facility and providing additional agronomic support for customers.
In 2015, we are excited to continue doing work with our sub-irrigation system and our Soil Fertility Study. In this study, we look at different fertilizer programs including chicken litter, dry, and liquid fertilizer. New for 2015 is our 60” Sidedress Study, Planting Speed and Depth Study, and many more. We will also continue our research with nitrogen management and many other key agronomic issues.
We would like to invite you to our annual field show on August 6, 2015 at the Henderson Site. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact us.
PFR Location Lead firstname.lastname@example.org 270-854-0460
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The Ohio PFR Practical Farm Research location is Beck's first permanent location in Ohio. This site features Practical Farm Research studies and provides additional agronomic support for Ohio farmers.
Near the Farm Science Review, along I-70 and U.S. 40, Beck's will host farmers for field day events.
We encourage everyone to stop by and visit our new facility.
PFR Location Lead email@example.com 614-335-4068
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