October 04, 2022

Nitrogen can be managed in many ways, including via rates, placement, timing, source and loss. Jim Schwartz, director of research, agronomy and Practical Farm Research at Beck’s Hybrids, shared advice during Becknology Days.


Considering the time of day, water conditioning and carrier rate are keys to making spray passes more profitable. Each of these factors are low-cost ways to improve profitability, said Jim Schwartz, director of research, agronomy and Practical Farm Research at Beck’s Hybrids.


Jason Gahimer, PFR Manager at Beck’s Hybrids, shared what planter attachments to consider when upgrading or getting a new planter. “My top three, in this order, is always the same no matter where you farm,” he said.


The Illinois Soybean Association is a sponsor of the Heartland Community College Soils Lab, which is part of the college’s new modern ag complex designed to serve the educational and ag workforce needs of central Illinois.





New Holland Agriculture North America and MacDon Industries announced the debut of their co-branded combine header, the FD2 FlexDraper. Featuring a unique float response, more header flex and ultimate cutting capacity, the FD2 FlexDraper delivers a superior harvesting experience.


Since the introduction of the first Brent Avalanche models 1084 and 884 in 1998 with the industry’s first pivoting unloading auger, the design has been refined over the years to provide continuous performance enhancements and versatility.