The Andersons works to ensure our products provide excellent and consistent performance on the farm as well as deliver a positive return on investment to growers. To ensure this, we perform numerous field trials each year to evaluate differing factors including effectiveness, rates, timing, and more.
We manage research trials through multiple channels. First, third-party research sites are carefully selected, trusted to provide unbiased and reliable results. Second, on-farm trials are conducted through our Retail Farm Center locations as well as independent dealers and distributors. Third, several of our products are submitted to Beck’s each year to participate in their Practical Farm Research (PFR)® trials. From the trials, our products can earn the PFR Proven™ endorsement.
“For a product or practice to become PFR Proven, it needs to have been tested for a minimum of three years at multiple locations, it must provide a positive yield gain each year, and it must average a positive return on investment over the three-year period.” - Beck’s PFR Book 2020