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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 2016

Is Prepay a Trumped-Up Concept?

December 19th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

At Ag PhD, we have 3 goals in mind all the time: helping you yield more, earn more, and improve the environment.  For years, we’ve been touting the benefits of prepay to help […]

Don’t Miss Upcoming Ag PhD Winter Events!

December 19th, 2016|

Last year we had over 15,000 people attend our Winter Workshops & Clinics.  If you attended, thank you!  We will have lots of new info for you this year.  If you haven’t attended one of […]

November 2016

Finance Programs for 2017

November 3rd, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

Every year we talk about the importance of prepaying.  The savings are big, and most dealers offer price protection on seed and pesticides if prices go down in-season.  If you are holding on […]

Soybean Disease Management for 2017

November 3rd, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

2016 was an excellent growing season for soybeans across much of the country, but the same growing conditions that led to high yields also provided a great environment for disease development.

For any disease […]

Biodiesel Basics

November 3rd, 2016|

By Ray T. Bohacz

Biodiesel’s roots grow deep in the soil of American farms. Yet there is a great deal of misinformation.

The amount of biodiesel in fuel is identified alphanumerically (the letter B and a number). […]

Comparing Soybean Traits

November 3rd, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

Today’s soybean genetics have a very high yield potential!  The world record was broken this year and the bar is now set at 171 bushels per acre!  I’ve talked to many producers across […]

Don’t Miss This Winter’s Ag PhD Events!

November 3rd, 2016|

Last year we had over 15,000 people attend our Winter Workshops & Clinics.  If you attended, thank you!  We will have lots of new info for you this year.  If you haven’t attended one of […]

Are Your Fertilizer Recommendations Wrong?

November 3rd, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

At one of our soils clinics last winter, I had a farmer walk up to me during one of our breaks, and here was what he said.  “Brian, I’ve talked to some of […]

August 2016

Awesome Winter Wheat

August 29th, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

As wheat planting approaches in your area, here is the “To Do” list in the pursuit of higher yields and profits.

Eliminate the Green Bridge.  If you visited the Ag PhD Field Day this […]

Should I Switch to Xtend or LibertyLink?

August 29th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

Weed issues might not be the number one concern on your farm, but I’ll bet you are a lot more worried about weed control than you were five years ago.  Who isn’t?

Roundup Ready […]

Cut Fertilizer Costs with Soil Testing

August 29th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

Last fall on our farm, we identified some areas with phosphorus levels high enough that had we applied more P (like we originally planned), it likely would have HURT YIELD, not helped it.  […]

Field Scouting Summary From 2016

August 29th, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

You’ve heard before that every year is different on the farm, but EVERY YEAR REALLY IS DIFFERENT!  With that in mind, here are a few things we noticed this year that will play […]

Ag PhD Field Day 2016 – THANK YOU!

August 29th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

If you were one of the 10,000+ farmers who attended the Ag PhD Field Day last month, thank you!  We hosted farmers from 25 countries and 40 U.S. states at this event where […]

New Soybean Genetics

August 29th, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

If I switch to 100% LibertyLink or 100% Xtend this year, will they yield and have a good defensive package?

With all the new things coming in soybeans, it has been really fun putting […]

June 2016

Turning Plant Tissue Tests Into Fertilizer Recommendations

June 30th, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

Are you sufficiently alarmed?  I am, just by reading that title.  Can you turn a plant tissue test result into a fertilizer application that will make your farm money consistently?  Before you can […]

Post Harvest Burndown

June 30th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

If you are raising a crop that will be harvested in the summer or early fall, a post-harvest burndown is often essential.  The big question each year is which herbicide program should you […]

Corn Rootworm Beetles

June 30th, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

2016 has been a bad year for corn rootworm control. There are 4 big reasons why.

An increase in conventional corn acres
Some farmers cutting back or eliminating planting time insecticide
A switch from SmartStax […]

Soybean Fungicide & Insecticide

June 30th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

What will you spray in your soybean fields yet this summer?  Here are 4 options that could improve your yield and profitability.

INSECTICIDE.  If you are looking for “consistent results”, nothing beats insecticide if […]

2016 Ag PhD Field Day Schedule

June 30th, 2016|

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 – […]

2016 Ag PhD Field Day – Thursday, July 28th!

June 30th, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

Join us this summer at the free Ag PhD Field Day on Thursday, July 28th!  We are located just 15 minutes from the Sioux Falls airport, and less than 10 miles from both […]

Fencelines and Ditches Need Attention, Too!

June 3rd, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

What’s your plan for fencelines and ditches this year?  If you don’t have a plan, you’re not alone, but I want you to ask yourself, “Where do a lot of weeds and insects […]

Increasing Protein in Wheat

June 3rd, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

If you want more protein in wheat, you need to make sure your crop has plenty of nitrogen late in the season.  There are a few other minor tips I will give you […]

Sunflower Crop Management

June 3rd, 2016|

By Darren Hefty

Growing up, there were hardly any post-emerge weed control options in soybeans.  My dad said this “allowed the best managers the opportunity to stand out because they had to be fussy to have […]

Late Soybean Spraying

June 3rd, 2016|

By Brian Hefty

As soon as you saw the title to this article, you probably thought, “Wait a minute.  I haven’t even sprayed soybeans for the first time.  How can it be late?”

The main reason I […]