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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.

Agriculture is the most important industry in the world, and we bring you the information you need to best manage your business.

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Want More Income? Test Your Soil!

August 25th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

One of the turning points when it comes to yield and profitability on our farm was when we started regularly soil testing. Prior to about 10 or 15 years ago, we rarely tested […]

Focus on ROI in Wheat

August 25th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Think about raising wheat like a business produces a product. At every step in the process, the business considers how to make the product work. It also looks at the profitability of each […]

Grain PhD is Launched at Field Day!

August 25th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

If you visited the Grain PhD tent and Morton Center presentations at the Ag PhD Field Day July 27th, thank you! It was a perfect way to launch the Grain PhD platform.

We realize […]

What Should We Do with Dicamba?

August 25th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

I have been an agronomist for over 25 years, and I’ve never seen anything like what we’ve experienced this summer in terms of leaf cupping on soybeans. I have cupped beans, too. While […]

Field Scouting in 2017

August 25th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

There were so many things going on in fields around the country that will and have had a big impact on yields in 2017. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the bigger […]

Field Days Featuring Randy Dowdy!

August 25th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

A couple months ago, I went to Georgia to visit Randy Dowdy’s farm, and that was one of the highlights of my summer. If you are not familiar with Randy, he is the […]