InfoAg 2015 Session
|Moderator||: Tom Krill|
|Date/Time||: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 4:30pm - 5:20pm|
|Room||: Grand Ballroom|
Jason Webster is the Research Director for Becks Hybrids Central Illinois Practical Farm Research Center located in Downs, Illinois. Becks Hybrids is currently the 6th largest seed company and the largest family owned seed company in the United States. Jasons research in Illinois has focused on management options for farming operations. Farmers often dont have time to evaluate new products, procedures, or technologies. On-farm research is costly, time consuming, and often confusing. Thats why Becks Hybrids developed its Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program. This program conducts different on-farm studies to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in growers own field environments. Simply put, its research focused with the farmer in mind. Jasons current research has focused on multi-hybrid corn planting over the past three years. Multi-Hybrid planting allows for the implementation of changing corn hybrids while planting, precisely placing each corn hybrid specific to individual site specific management zones.
Jason's talk will focus on multi-genetic planting, a new technology that allows the ability for precision placement of seed genetics. We will talk on how Beck’s Hybrids got started with this technology, as well as its future in the marketplace. Beck’s Hybrids has just started its 4th crop season of testing multi-genetic planting. Multi-year yield data will be discussed on the benefits of precision placement of the correct genetics on every acre. A large focus will be also be concentrated on the overall economics of a multi-genetic planting system. Multi-genetic planters are now commercially available for farmers for the first time and given the fact that Beck’s Hybrids now has a 3-year dataset of yields from this technology, we can now review the break-even economics of how long it will take for a multi-genetic system to pay for itself on the farm.
Milford Center, 43045
Scheiderer graduated from Ohio State University (ATI) with an associates degree in agronomy in 1980 and went to work in the retail crop protection and nutrient supply business for nine years working as an agronomist and/or a branch manager. In 1990 Dave and his wife, Zita, established their own business, Integrated Ag Services Ltd. (IAS). Dave went back to school and in 2004 completed his bachelors of science degree in agronomy from Ohio State University. Zita and Dave have 3 daughters, two married and the youngest is in college. He enjoys golf, most of the time, and spending time with his family all the time. The IAS business has grown and changed over the years; now has a staff of nine providing agronomic consulting services on over 200,000 acres in the west central Ohio area and beyond. Their focus is to still provide quality agronomic advice, but they now focus on the value of precision agriculture to return value back to the farmer.
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