Ag PhD: Information for Agriculture

Hosted by Darren and Brian Hefty, Ag PhD is Information for Agriculture. Around the country and around the world, agriculture producers Watch and Listen to Ag PhD.

For the latest information on how to take your operation from Good to Great, tune into Ag PhD on Television, Radio, or watch and listen on your computer RIGHT HERE. With information ranging from how to maximize your fertilizer program & tiling to stopping those yield-robbing insects and crop diseases and more. Plus, you’ll enjoy our weekly segments, including Farm Basics, Iron Talk, and the Weed of the Week.

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Pesticide Safety

April 15th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

One of the most popular requests we get at Ag PhD is for information on pesticide safety, as farmers need to justify their use of these products when speaking to non-farmers.  Here are […]

RyzUp SmartGrass

April 15th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

In the northern U.S., perhaps the biggest challenge we face each year is lack of heat units.  Our growing season is short, so we have to make the most of every single day.  […]

Wheat Insecticides

April 15th, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

Weed, disease, and insect control in most crops is rarely overlooked.  For some reason, insects in wheat seem to be an exception.  Is it an attempt to save money by not spraying?  Yield […]

Ag PhD Field Day July 28th!

April 15th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

We invite you to attend the Ag PhD Field Day on our farm near Baltic, SD on Thursday, July 28th!  We are located just 15 minutes from the Sioux Falls airport, and less […]

Got Resistant Weeds in Soybeans? Use 3 Pre’s!

April 15th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

There are a lot of great herbicide choices in almost every crop.  Unfortunately, in soybeans we don’t have as many post-emerge broadleaf options as we need.  If you want to control waterhemp, kochia, […]

Nitrogen Management in Corn

April 15th, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

You simply can’t achieve top yields in corn if you run short of nitrogen. If you over-apply nitrogen or put it on at the wrong time, you create a host of problems such […]