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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Is It Worth It to Spray Weeds in Soybeans in July?

July 10th, 2015|

By Darren Hefty

The title says it all.  Is it still worth it?  Other than questions about our upcoming Field Day, this is what most of the questions I’m getting are about.  Why is this even a question?

You don’t want weeds to go to seed […]

Will a Fungicide/Insecticide Treatment Pay in Soybeans?

July 10th, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

Soybean yields are terrible.  Seriously, your fields were averaging 40 bushels 20 years ago, and how much higher are they today?  For most farmers, corn yields feel like they’ve been on a steady climb, but bean yields have been relatively stagnant.

There are a lot of things that are […]

Post-Harvest Burndown Options

July 10th, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

In December of 2011, Banvel and the generic dicambas were selling for just under $40 per gallon.  Today they are near $80 per gallon.  The unbelievable worldwide shortage of dicamba has basically eliminated the opportunity for you to run dicamba inexpensively as a post-harvest burndown.

On the other hand, […]

Cover Crops

July 10th, 2015|

By Darren Hefty

There is a growing adoption of cover crop use across the country.  Even among those who are not currently using them now, many are considering them.  There are many reasons to incorporate cover crops in your rotation.  The question is often which mix to choose and how to […]

2015 Ag PhD Field Day Schedule

July 10th, 2015|

8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Live Planting, Harvesting, Spraying, Tillage, & Tiling in the Field Demo Area; Case IH Ride & Drive; Exhibitor Booths; Kid’s Area; and many other activities on all day

8:00 – 8:20 am – Brian & Darren give their evaluations on the western 1/4th of the […]

Ag PhD Field Day – Thursday, July 30, 2015

July 9th, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

Competition plots: Brian vs. Darren vs. yield champions in corn, soybeans, and wheat.  Our corn competitors feature current and past world record holders!  We have Randy Dowdy, David Hula, Steven Albracht, and Matt Swanson with plots at the Field Day site where they will also be speaking.  We […]