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Sponsored: Establishing Stands: Cover Crops and Interseeding

In 1964 Beck’s planted their first ever Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Plot. Today, Beck’s PFR evaluates over 126 studies, comparing over 150 products across multiple locations throughout the Midwest to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform.

All of this is done with one goal in mind, to provide farmers with the data and information they need to add profitability to their operation.

With so many products, practices and variabilities from season to season, there are also a lot of questions on farmer’s minds. Beck’s set out to find a way to answer these questions in a new series titled #AskPFR.

Join Jim Schwartz, Director of PFR and Agronomy, and Beck’s PFR team Ohio in the latest episode of #AskPFR as they look to answer some of the top questions on farmers minds. Some of these questions include: "What’s the best way to establish a stand in cover crops?" "What are the benefits and/or challenges of interseeding soybeans into wheat?" and "At what wheat growth stage would it be the most profitable to interseed the soybeans?"

Do you have questions about one of Beck’s PFR studies or something you’re seeing in the field? Make sure to send them to the PFR team on social media using @beckshybrids and #AskPFR. You can also email your questions to


Beck’s PFR is the largest source of unbiased, cutting-edge agronomic information in the industry. More than 110 different studies were conducted in 2016, 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 studies from the 2016 PFR book, click here .

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

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