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Sponsored: +51.4 Bushel Per Acre Advantage of 30 Pound UAN Fertigated at VT

In this first year study, Beck's Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team set out to evaluate the effectiveness of pivot irrigation and the profitability of fertigating through the pivot system.

In 2015, irrigation increased yield by 22.4 Bu./A. compared to no irrigation, but the real story lies in the addition of nitrogen (N) through fertigation at the VT growth stage.

This study compliments the N timing study at the Indiana Practical Farm Research site that demonstrated profitable late season N applications that missed many of the heavy rainfall events experienced in the 2015 growing season.

It should be noted that this plot was planted in a really tough soil environment. The plot lacked significant top soil, had limited top-end yield potential, and typically has a favorable response to water. 

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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