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Ag PhD Newsletter: December 2017

Article List:

Ag PhD Rose Parade Float
By Brian Hefty
Ag PhD 2018 Winter Workshops
By Brian Hefty
Is Prepay This Year More Important Than Ever?
By Darren Hefty
Dicamba: What To Do In 2018
By Brian Hefty
Vary Your Fungicide Rate
By Darren Hefty
Think Outside the Bin
By Grain PhD

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October 2017

Ag PhD 2018 Winter Workshops

October 23rd, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

This winter, we will have Agronomy Workshops, Soils Clinics, Advanced Soils Clinics, and a New Technologies Clinic, as well! I know you are busy, but we have already been working hard to put […]

The First Five Steps to Successful Grain Marketing

October 23rd, 2017|

From Grain PhD – www.grainphd.com
1.  Visit www.grainphd.com and register.
The team of professionals behind Grain PhD has developed a comprehensive website that is designed to be an educational product, as well as a tool to receive market […]

Price Crashes

October 23rd, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

I have great news for you today. There are even more price crashes with certain input costs! Below are 4 categories where prices are at an all-time low. Because of this, the ROI […]

Sclerotinia White Mold

October 23rd, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

What happened in 2017 that made it the worst white mold year I’ve seen in 20 years? There are several factors that played into our issues with sclerotinia white mold, and there are […]

Ag PhD Rose Parade Float

October 23rd, 2017|

You Need More Tile

October 5th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

In much of the Midwestern United States, there are two sure-fire ways to increase yield and profits: improve drainage, and fertilize more efficiently based on complete soil test data. We’ll focus on drainage […]

Have We Seen the Seasonal (Cycle) Lows?

October 5th, 2017|

By Mark Soderberg
Grain PhD Risk Management Specialist

At Grain PhD this is the most common question we’ve heard in recent weeks. While I’d love to answer this question with a firm yes, the fact of the […]

Fall Weed Control

October 5th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Marestail, dandelion, and other troublesome winter annuals, biennials, and perennials can be eliminated for your next crop season yet this fall! Below are some excellent options to get the job done. There are […]

Soil Test to Cut Fertilizer Expense

October 5th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

I hate expenses, but I love good investments. Is the fertilizer you will apply this fall or next spring an expense or an investment? Without a good soil test, your answer is simply […]

August 2017

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 […]

June 2017

Cover Crops

June 28th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

It’s hard to pick up a farm publication and not hear about cover crops these days.  Brian and I get asked about cover crops almost every day on Ag PhD Radio (Sirius XM […]

Can Late Soybean Applications Pay This Year?

June 28th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

When soybeans were over $10 per bushel, I literally had farmers walk into my office and say, “What else can I spend money on in my soybeans?”  Recently, I’ve talked to farmers who […]

Post-Harvest Burndown

June 28th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

This summer or this fall, you may need a burndown application (or two) after harvest.  What is happening with herbicide pricing, and what are the best burndown options for 2017?

First of all, Roundup […]

When Can I Be Done Spraying Weeds?

June 28th, 2017|

Ag PhD Field Day July 27th!

June 28th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

Please register today at agphd.com for the Ag PhD Field Day!  You are invited to join us for the Ag PhD Field Day on Thursday, July 27th!  My brother Darren & I, along […]

May 2017

Late Season Wheat Investments

May 29th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Could a $2 investment in your wheat result in $100 of profit?  It sure could.  Then again, it could only result in a $10 profit.  That’s the thing with crop inputs – you […]

Rotational Restrictions

May 29th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

Your decisions today could impact the next crop you raise, and possibly even the crop after that.  I love herbicides… IF they control my weeds without injuring my next crop.  Let’s talk about […]

More on XtendiMax and Engenia

May 29th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

Last month I wrote about XtendiMax and Engenia in Xtend soybeans and cotton, but since this is the first year in history you have had the chance to legally spray dicamba over the […]

Sclerotinia White Mold

May 29th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Why do most diseases wait to show up until plants get to the reproductive stages of growth?  It’s simple.  There is a lot of stress on the plants at this stage.  Think […]