PFR PROVEN™

With over 400 pages of data and information in our PFR Book, we found that farmers were questioning where to begin and asking questions like "how do I know which product or practice to implement on my own acres?"

It was because of questions like this that the PFR Proven™ concept was developed in the fall of 2016. A product or practice is designated as PFR Proven if it has provided a positive yield increase during three or more years of testing and averages a positive return on investment (products only) during that time. While these products and practices have worked on our PFR acres, they should be considered a starting point on your own farm.

Facts and Features

#AskPFR

Throughout the year, we encounter questions regarding what’s happening in the field, the agronomic why, and do we have any PFR studies addressing this issue? Submit your questions by using #AskPFR on social media or emailing your questions directly. View previous #AskPFR videos here.

 

400 Bushel Challenge

The 300 bushel barrier was first achieved in the early 90's at Beck's headquarters in Atlanta, IN. Since then, we've continued to test methods and strategies to increase yields in PFR. In the fall of 2016, Sonny Beck challenged the PFR team to raise 400 Bu./A. corn within the next five years. With this goal in mind, tile drainage, drip irrigation, and linear irrigation are all going to be used in this study to get the crop the appropriate amount of moisture and nutrition to the plant to hopefully get the plant what it needs, when it needs it. 

Practical Farm Research (PFR)®

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 2017, we conducted more than 500 studies at our 6 PFR locations across 5 states, many of which are replicated at multiple locations.

 

VALUE OF MULTI-LOCATION RESEARCH

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.

 

 

PFR BOOK

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 500+ studies conducted across five states are then shared through our annual PFR book. In 2017 we included the results from our PFR Cooperators on-farm testing programs with Minnesota AgRevival, the University of Tennessee at Martin, and Murray State University in Kentucky.
 

HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT A STUDY?

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.

 

PFR Locations

Indiana PFR

Indiana PFR

Atlanta, IN | See more »

Iowa PFR

Iowa PFR

Colfax, IA | See more »

Central Illinois PFR

Central Illinois PFR

El Paso, IL | See more »

Southern Illinois PFR

Southern Illinois PFR

Effingham, IL | See more »

Kentucky PFR

Kentucky PFR

Henderson, KY | See more »

Ohio PFR

Ohio PFR

London, OH | See more »