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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How to Make Roundup Work Better

May 19th, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

Over the past couple years I have had many farmers ask me this question: “Is it even worth it to use Roundup anymore?” I understand there are resistant weeds out there, but most weeds are still very susceptible to Roundup, and there are some things you can […]

Ag PhD Field Day – Thursday, July 30!

May 19th, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

If you could go see 12 of the top-yielding (and most profitable) farmers in the country all in one day, that should be worth the trip, right? At the free Ag PhD Field Day on our farm near Baltic, South Dakota, not only will you get to […]

Insecticide Tips

May 19th, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

I don’t care if you’re raising wheat, soybeans, corn, or any other crop, insect issues can be devastating. Due to the warm, windy spring we just had, we are already seeing more bugs than normal. Here are our quick suggestions on how to keep these insects […]

Soybean Seed Treatments

May 19th, 2015|

By Darren Hefty

There are so many choices now when it comes to soybean seed treatments. It’s great to have all these tools, but sorting it all out can be difficult. Here’s how I group the products together and evaluate to find the right package.
There are some minor differences […]

Improving Corn Yields Early in the Season

May 19th, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

Your corn is up and out of the ground. Now what? If you’ve been dreaming about 300 bushel corn or just higher yields and more profits, here are five things you should consider:

Walk your fields every other day. I know this is a lot, and […]

Start Plant Tissue Sampling in Grass Crops

May 19th, 2015|

By Darren Hefty

If you’re raising a grass family crop this year, you need to have the proper nutrients accessible to that crop all through the season. The best way to monitor how plants are doing and to make adjustments to your fertility program as you go throughout the season […]