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Sponsored: How Do We Combat Pinch Row Compaction?

Does the convenience offered by central-fill planters out-weigh its effects on yield? That's exactly what Beck's Practical Farm Research (PFR)® set out to determine with their three-year PFR study. Results have shown an average yield loss of 12.6 Bu./A. on pinch rows from central-fill planters.

In this latest video, Beck’s PFR Innovation Lead, Jason Webster, introduces a new on-farm study where we will attempt to combat pinch row compaction by replacing original lift tires with planter tracks. Check it out to learn more. 


To learn more about Beck's PFR or to see more studies, download the entire 2015 PFR book here.

Pinch row compaction leads to shorter, stunted plants, restricted roots and ultimately yield loss. 

Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 100 different studies across multiple locations (700+ acres) to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is research focused with the farmer in mind.

Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc.

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