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Sponsored: Planting Date Conundrum

April Snow Showers Impact Planting Prep

April showers may bring May flowers, but what about April snow storms? The calendar says spring is upon us, but many of us throughout the Midwest find ourselves switching from winter coats to umbrellas and rain boots every other day. 

These less than ideal spring conditions have only contributed to the confusion that comes with the biggest decision every farmer is faced with each year... when to plant their crop.

Check out this PFR Report from Beck's PFR Location Lead, Jared Chester, to learn more about the data and observations Beck's Pratical Farm Research (PFR)® team has made from their planting date studies.

To see the regional results of these studies, click on the links below. Individual results may vary.

Corn Planting Date Studies

Soybean Planting Date Studies


Beck’s PFR  is the largest source of unbiased, cutting-edge agronomic information in the industry. More than 500 studies were conducted in 2017, comparing over 150 products across multiple locations to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. In evaluating agronomic practices and input products, not comparing seed products, Beck’s PFR aims to help farmers maximize their input dollars and increase their bottom line. To view more PFR studies click here  .

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


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