Videos

AgTube: Importance of Tillers in Wheat Management

In the latest Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Report Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s PFR Location Lead, is in the field 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? Watch the video to learn more and be sure to check back during the growing season to see how things are progressing with our winter wheat studies.… Continue reading

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VFD and markets were top of mind at 2016 Beef Expo

In the barns, under the viaduct and on the trade show floor of the 2016 Ohio Beef Expo, two topics were dominating conversations between cattle producers. One of those topics was the new Veterinary Feed Directive, which goes into effect on January 1st of next year, the other was the declining market prices. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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AgTube: One of the Largest Farms in the World

Li Sheng Li and Joep Driessen on one of the biggest farms in the world, very well managed by the Chinese. Highlights: They have one feeding space and one resting space per cow. Also, there”s have a stress-free calving line. They are doing a good job within the system they have. Some more details: 20.000 milking cows, 8 rotaries of 80 cows. 1 barn is almost 4 hectares. Within half an hour they have the milk packed and shipped. Top quality milk, low cell count: 150.000. What do you think of this farm? Please share your thoughts! Professor Li Shengli of Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC), in which Friesland Campina also has a part.… Continue reading

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2015 Beck’s Hybrids Practical Farm Research results

For the third year, Beck’s Hybrids have surveyed Practical Farm Research, or PFR trials, at their London, Ohio facility. The purpose of the PFR program is to test situations that farmers need to make decisions about for upcoming seasons, like how to manage nitrogen, whether or not to foliar feed a crop, testing products that are currently available and studying different cultural practices used by farmers all over Ohio. Get some of the results from Beck’s Team Sales Agronomist Alex Johnson.

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