Agronomic Video Series

Is foliar feeding soybeans worth it given the current market?

Field Agronomist Luke Schulte joins us in the latest agronomy update from Beck’s Hybrids. In this video, we dive into what Practical Farm Research tells us about when foliar feeding soybeans is worth it – a timely consideration given current commodity prices. Tune in to learn more!

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Evaluating an Emerging Stand

Join Mike Hannewald, field agronomist with Beck’s Hybrids, in this week’s installment of the agronomic video series as he explores the critical early stages of crop development in ‘Evaluating an Emerging Stand.’ This episode dives into the key indicators to assess while evaluating young crops, providing insights that can help optimize growth and future yields. Tune in for expert tips designed to give your crops a robust start.

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Corn Placement and Management

Join Mike Hannewald, field agronomist with Beck’s Hybrids, in the latest installment of our agronomy video series. This episode delves into the intricacies of corn placement and management techniques that are crucial for optimizing yield. Mike highlights the crucial importance of seeding rate and population in corn farming—factors now understood to be more pivotal than previously recognized. Take a look at the groundbreaking data and practical advice from Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR), demonstrating how optimal seeding rates and population densities can dramatically influence yield potential.

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Adjustments for the first day of planting

Planting season is here and its time to think about those final planter adjustments while the planter has its final moments in the shop. Luke Schulte of Beck’s Hybrids goes into detail about the simple steps to take before hitting the fields, and looks into what the research says about the price to pay if you don’t.

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Planter box additives worth consideration

Beck’s Field Agronomist Mike Hannewald talks what the numbers tell us about planter box additives as farmers prepare for planting. Tune into this video agronomy update as he recaps their reviews of various “talc replacements” looking to provide the benefits of graphite and talc while also helping to give seeds a head start, either as biologicals or bio-stimulants.

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Combine Adjustments To Minimize Vomitoxin

What can we do at a field level to reduce vomitoxin levels within a harvested grain sample? Simple adjustments to your combine could help in effectively lowering vomitoxin. Field Agronomist Luke Schulte and PFR Location Lead Tyler Schindel discuss options they’ve learned that can help. Tune in to this latest installment in the Beck’s Agronomic Video Series for details.… Continue reading

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Research underway for ground vs. drone fungicide application

Ohio Ag Net took a firsthand look at the beginnings of Practical Farm Research from Beck’s Hybrids that recently took place, investigating the difference between fungicide application on corn and soybeans by drones versus ground rigs. Jared Chester of Beck’s joins Joel Penhorwood to discuss the research and how they are looking into the question.

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Finding, conquering Tar Spot and SDS challenges

Tune in for a crucial, timely agronomy update from Beck’s Hybrids. In this video, field agronomist Mike Hannewald sheds light on effectively addressing Tar Spot and SDS challenges in Ohio fields. Hannewald shares practical strategies, early detection methods, and tailored approaches for managing these threats. Stay informed, proactive, and empowered in the face of field challenges.

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