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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Late Season Wheat Treatments: Cutting Costs vs. Cutting Bad ROI

June 1st, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

The theme of the year is “cutting costs”, but be careful about cutting things that are making you money.  Here are four late-season wheat treatments that could pay you a good return on investment.  I realize they all cost some money, but if they more than pay for […]

Post Soybean Herbicide Options

June 1st, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

Since almost every farmer now has Roundup-resistant (or at least tolerant) weeds, post-emerge tankmixing with Roundup is more popular than ever.  Below are some products you should consider adding in this summer.  By the way, spray nozzle selection and adjuvant choice are also big keys to getting better […]

Top 5 Corn Sidedress Questions

June 1st, 2015|

By Darren Hefty
1. How Much Nitrogen Does My Crop Need?
All the research on nitrogen in corn has shown that you don’t want to run short.  You hopefully know how much N was in the soil to begin with and how much you’ve applied so far.  Plus, you will be getting […]

Avoid Bad Soil Testing Information

June 1st, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

Soil testing is supposed to help you make important decisions on the farm, right?  Well, what if the soil sampling you’ve had done is not representative of your land?  What if the soil testing methods are substandard?  What if the person you’ve trusted to give you the results […]

Early Fungicide Apps in Corn and Soybeans

June 1st, 2015|

By Darren Hefty

There has a been a push for early fungicide applications in corn at V4 to V7 for a number of years now, and in soybeans there have been questions but little data in the early stages. Here are a few facts about fungicides you’ll need in order to […]

Ag PhD Field Day Thursday, July 30!

June 1st, 2015|

By Brian Hefty

Get a special guided tour from Darren and Brian Hefty of the Hefty farm trials.
Competition plots: Brian vs. Darren vs. yield champions in corn, soybeans, and wheat.
Live, in-field demonstrations including planting, spraying, tillage, tiling, and hopefully harvesting.
Great food and the chance to visit with farmers from across the […]