FARMserver Update: Are You Ready2Plant™?

FARMserver Update: Are You Ready2Plant™?

Picture this.

The calendar flips to April 1. You’re sipping on your first cup of coffee, thinking about the day, and an exciting thought creeps into your head…

PLANTING SEASON IS HERE.

For some of us, it’s earlier, and for some, it’s later, but there is something exciting about the thought of growing a new crop. With all your seed in the shed and the planter fine-tuned and in planting-ready condition, the only question yet to answer is, “SHOULD I PLANT?”

Over the past decade, our team has met with dealers, seed advisors, and customers, and the number one question we get asked in the spring, time and time again, […]

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Benefits and Features of FARMserver

Benefits and Features of FARMserver

When it comes to the total seed package, we believe ours is the best value for every dollar spent. That means farmers get more from their investment in Beck’s than they can get with any other seed brand. We’re dedicated to providing a total value package to farmers, and one way we do that is by offering FARMserver at no cost to all Beck’s corn and soybean customers. From FARMserver’s dedicated support staff to your local Beck’s representatives, our team is here to ensure your success. 

Want to learn more about the value FARMserver brings to farmers across the corn belt? […]

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Preparing for Harvest with FARMserver

Preparing for Harvest with FARMserver

It’s like Christmas eve in the corn belt. Harvest is just a week or two away in some areas, and for some it may have already started. Reaping what you have sown can be the most joyful part of farming. Although taking the time to make sure equipment is calibrated and data is being logged properly can be a pain, it is WORTH it.

Francis Beck said it best, “What you measure tends to improve.” Making sure your operation has accurate data to measure is a key part of farming. Whether you have the most recent monitors and sensors to measure […]

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FARMserver Update: Accessing Accurate Weather Information

FARMserver Update: Accessing Accurate Weather Information

Weather is always top of mind for farmers. It impacts our decision-making for that day, week, and beyond. It influences when to push forward, pause, or reevaluate our plan. Our agricultural practices, productivity, and crop performance are inherently tied to the weather, and aiming for prime conditions is vital to optimizing growth. Therefore, access to accurate and up-to-date weather information is crucial for making informed decisions about when to plant, irrigate, fertilize, and harvest.

FARMserver houses a wide array of weather data so you can make decisions with confidence. From field-specific rainfall amounts to hail to accumulated GDUs, FARMserver’s Weather Chart […]

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FARMserver Update: Alerts Now Available for Multiple Recipients

FARMserver Update: Alerts Now Available for Multiple Recipients

As June approaches, much of the Corn Belt has surpassed 60% of the corn planted and roughly 50% of the soybeans. We now face the final stretch of the planting season. Many of us have seen strong, low-pressure systems bringing much-needed rain to some otherwise droughty conditions. Some have encountered severe rainfall, which produced ponding and potentially replant scenarios. Whatever weather patterns you are experiencing in your area, it is important to know what is happening in your fields, and the alerts and notifications from FARMserver can help with that!In response to the significant number of requests we’ve received, we’ve […]

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Planting Season Helpful Hints

Planting Season Helpful Hints

Planting 2023 is underway in much of the Beck’s marketplace, and still WEEKS off in other areas. Regardless of where you are with your planting season this year, your Beck’s precision farming department wants to give a few helpful tips and resources for you.

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Specifically on the FARMserver software there are two things I would like to touch on quickly that relate to weather. At the top right hand of the home screen (Figure 1), you have access to BAMWX weather videos that are updated daily (and during planting sometimes multiple times per day). This Indiana based and agriculture focused […]

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FARMserver Update: Take Advantage of the FULL Beck’s Experience

FARMserver Update: Take Advantage of the FULL Beck’s Experience

If you haven’t heard by now, Beck’s offers a precision farming software to all their customers at no extra cost. That means no hidden agendas and no strings attached. We simply want to provide you with a secure place to organize your data, analyze what you’re recording, and make improvements based on what you learn. That’s where FARMserver comes in.

FARMserver is a web-based tool developed and maintained by Beck’s employees, taught by Beck’s employees, and is backed by a support team of Beck’s employees who, just like you, are Farmers at Heart. We get our feature ideas from farmers and […]

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FARMserver Update: Management Zones and Field Boundaries

FARMserver Update: Management Zones and Field Boundaries

A new year presents us with a whole new set of challenges and successes. Many of us are focusing on our New Year’s resolutions, looking to better ourselves, the lives of others, or setting new financial goals for the year. Whatever goal or accomplishment you’re working towards, sometimes reflecting on last year’s results is an excellent place to start. You may find yourself wondering, “what did I do well last year,” “what can I do better this year,” or possibly, “how can I be more productive?” As we finalize our plans for the 2023 crop year, questions like these help […]

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FARMserver Update: Post Calibrate and Compare Tools for Post-Harvest

FARMserver Update: Post Calibrate and Compare Tools for Post-Harvest

We all have a phone with WAY more capabilities than we know how to use. FARMserver is no different. There are MANY tools and features you won’t know are there until you really need them and someone can show you how to use them. I have highlighted the two most valuable tools post-harvest below.

Bulk Post Calibrating Yield

Post-calibrating in FARMserver can be done in two ways; by individual harvest events or by selecting multiple fields and calibrating them all at once. For someone who has all their bushels determined for each field or knows what general percentage their monitor was off, […]

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FARMserver Update: “Autopsy” Your Fields With FARMserver

FARMserver Update: “Autopsy” Your Fields With FARMserver

Yield maps are often referred to as “autopsies” of the field. They show the patterns of good and bad areas, whether those acres are naturally occurring or man-made. Changes in topography, soil drainage, weather, texture, nutrient levels, disease, and other environmental factors can help or hurt yield. Man-made patterns, while typically distinguished by their straight lines, can be the result of tillage practices, hybrid or variety changes, fertilizer or herbicide test strips, fungicide trials, or any other practice in the field which affects yield.

While it’s true that any analytics at this point would not help the freshly harvested crop, learning […]

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