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Cover Crops

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 147 at 2 p.m. CT).  Here are the most popular questions we’ve recently received, along with our answers.
Will My Residual […]

June 28th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Can Late Soybean Applications Pay This Year?

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 have said, “Soybeans aren’t worth anything now, so I’m not going to spend any money on them.”

I have been a […]

June 28th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Post-Harvest Burndown

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 has been in tight supply lately.  The farmgate price around our area is up more than 25% since last fall, […]

June 28th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

When Can I Be Done Spraying Weeds?

June 28th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Field Day July 27th!

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 with our great staff, are hosting this event on our farm near Baltic, SD.  The Field Day site is just […]

June 28th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Late Season Wheat Investments

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 have to look at the average gain over a period of years to make the best decisions for your farm.  […]

May 29th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Rotational Restrictions

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 how to avoid the bad, but achieve the good.

Always check the label and talk to your agronomist about carryover potential.  […]

May 29th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

More on XtendiMax and Engenia

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 top of these crops, I figured you would probably like to hear more about it.

I encourage you to go to […]

May 29th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Sclerotinia White Mold

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 about it.  Plants are completely switching what they’re doing.  They have been feeding leaves and stems and roots.  Now the […]

May 29th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Field Day July 27th!

By Brian Hefty

Here are 15 great reasons you need to attend this year’s Ag PhD Field Day on Thursday, July 27th!

There is nowhere else in the country you will be able to hear from the collection of high yield farmers we have lined up as speakers at this year’s Field Day.  Not only that, but […]

May 29th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|