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Ag PhD Newsletter: June 2018

Article List:

Introducing the Ag PhD Insider Magazine
By Brian Hefty
Less Stress, More Success
By Grain PhD
Ag PhD Field Day – July 26th!
By Brian Hefty
Nitrogen Needs in Corn
By Darren Hefty
White Mold Answers
By Brian Hefty
Volunteer Corn Control
By Darren Hefty

Article Archive Feed

December 2017

Thank You!

December 26th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

Thank you for all your support over the years! In 2018, Ag PhD celebrates 20 years on TV, featuring a brand-new, half-hour show every single week since April 1, 1998. This year is […]

Don’t Rush to Judgment on Seed

December 26th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

I really enjoy learning about seed varieties and hybrids. Every year I will discover a new variety that seemingly works in every situation and soil. Most varieties, though, have certain places they perform […]

Natural Solutions

December 26th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Why do some fields just do better than others? How come in some fields you see lots of residue from the previous crops and others you don’t find hardly any? Why does drought […]

Crop Protection: What’s Up & What’s Down for 2018?

December 26th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

When the corn price bottomed out in the fall of 2005 at $1.30 per bushel in my area (eastern South Dakota), had I promised you $3+ corn and 200+ bushel yields in 2017, […]

Think Outside the Bin

December 13th, 2017|

From Grain PhD – www.grainphd.com

Harvest activity is complete or nearing completion and you are faced with historically weak basis and corn values below their cost of production. You are likely planning to store corn in either […]

Is Prepay This Year More Important Than Ever?

December 13th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As a farmer, I know this to be true. There’s no guarantee of […]

Vary Your Fungicide Rate

December 13th, 2017|

By Darren Hefty

Fungicides – is it possible to just go variable rate or spot spray in fields?

When it comes to disease control and prevention, does your whole field need the same rate of fungicide? Precision […]

Dicamba: What To Do In 2018

December 13th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

I hate dicamba. Wait. I love dicamba for weed control.

Are you going through this same debate? I know this may be difficult for you, depending on what you saw and how you felt […]

Ag PhD Rose Parade Float

December 13th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty
Quick Facts:

Ag PhD float theme: Salute to Farmers
Riders: 100 farmers (this should be a record)
Float dimensions: Approximately 18’ wide by 110’ long. This will be one of the biggest in the parade.
Seed: There […]

October 2017

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 […]