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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

February 2018

Ag PhD New Technologies Clinic

February 13th, 2018|

By Brian Hefty

For the first time ever, Ag PhD will be hosting a New Technologies Clinic on Friday, February 23! Please join us! We will be on the Ag PhD Field Day site near Baltic, […]

Ag PhD Advanced Soils Clinics

February 13th, 2018|

By Brian Hefty

You are ready to take the next step with your soils and your soil fertility program! If you have attended an Ag PhD Soils Clinic in the last 3 years, we invite you […]

December 2017

Getting the Most From Your Winter Marketing Meetings

December 26th, 2017|

By Grain PhD – www.grainphd.com

The Winter Marketing Meeting Season is now upon us and many of you will be attending one of the upcoming Ag PhD meetings in expectations of hearing fresh ideas for marketing […]

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 […]

Ag PhD Winter Workshops

December 26th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

This winter, we will have free 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 […]

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, […]

2018 Ag PhD Soils Clinics

December 26th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

How can I cut expenses? That’s what most farmers ask me. In fact, it’s the number one question I’ve received over the years as an agronomist.

Here’s a better question I would encourage you […]

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 […]

Ag PhD 2018 Winter Workshops

December 13th, 2017|

By Brian Hefty

This winter, we will have free 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 […]

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

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 […]