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Sponsored: 3-Year Data Shows +1.7 Bu./A. Advantage of 60 in. Sidedress Spacing

In this three-year study, Beck's Practical Farm Research (PFR)® set out to evaluate the difference between 30 in. and 60 in. sidedress spacing on corn at the Indiana PFR site. 

All entries received 30 lb./A. of nitrogen applied 2x2 at planting, followed by a sidedress application of 190 lb./A. of N at the V4 growth stage. 

Due to the amount and intensity of rainfall received throughout June and July of 2015 in central Indiana, the 60 in. center sidedress spacing resulted in a 5.3 Bu./A. yield loss. Placing the N closer to each row with the 30 in. spacing proved to be beneficial in 2015, however Beck's three-year PFR data shows a 1.7 Bu./A. advantage for 60 in. spacing. 

This study was also conducted for the first time at Beck's Kentucky PFR site. Similar to central Indina, Beck's Kentucly PFR site also experiecned significant rain events which led resulted in yield losses with the 60 in. spacing. 

Click here for additional study details or download Beck’s entire 2015 PFR book here


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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