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Volunteer Corn Control

By Brian Hefty

What a year for volunteer corn! We started getting calls and emails about it in April this year before we even had corn out of the ground on our farm. With all the trait options and herbicide tolerant crops, it’s time for a refresher course on volunteer corn control.
Your Volunteer Corn is Resistant […]

June 7th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

White Mold Answers

By Brian Hefty

If you could gain 85 bushels of soybeans by investing $85 per acre more than what you currently are, would you do it?

When I asked you that question, you likely thought one of two things:

There is no possible way anyone can gain 85 bushels per acre in soybeans
Brian has lost it, because I’m […]

June 7th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Nitrogen Needs in Corn

By Darren Hefty

How much nitrogen does your corn crop need? How can you best determine IF you need more nitrogen this season? If so, when, and where are you going to apply it? Let’s take a look at each of these things to help you make the best decisions to maximize your crop’s performance and […]

June 7th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Field Day – July 26th!

By Brian Hefty

Thank you! The reason we host the free Ag PhD Field Day each year is to say THANK YOU! Ag PhD TV has now aired for more than 20 years. The Ag PhD Radio Show on SiriusXM 147 has been on for 5 years. We really appreciate your support!

As the Field Day has […]

June 7th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Less Stress, More Success

By Grain PhD

You just spent many long and demanding hours in the field planting your crops, and you are continuing to work hard to make sure all that effort pays off. Now is the time to take the next step of successful farming – taking control of your crop price and preparing your marketing plan. […]

June 7th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Introducing the Ag PhD Insider Magazine

By Brian Hefty

Beginning next month, we are replacing the Ag PhD newsletter with the Ag PhD Insider magazine. The magazine will publish every other month, so 6 times per year. We want to thank you for reading the newsletter all the years we have sent it out, and we hope you will subscribe to the […]

June 7th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Micronutrient Focus: Zinc

By Darren Hefty

Zinc is likely the most frequently applied micronutrient. Many farmers we know use 1 quart of chelated zinc
in-furrow for corn. Is this enough zinc for your crop? Do I need zinc for other crops, too? Is there a cheaper way to feed the crop? Why is zinc so important?
Functions of Zinc

Key for moisture […]

May 3rd, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

What Does Your Report Card Say?

By Darren Hefty
Confidence. 
That’s what I get when I have solid data to make decisions with.  I’m certain I’m doing the right thing for my farm.  It’s with full confidence I can recommend you to begin a tissue testing program for your farm, regardless of farm size.  Here’s why.
Why Tissue Test
I call plant tissue tests […]

May 3rd, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Field Day July 26th!

By Brian Hefty

Please join us for the free Ag PhD Field Day on Thursday, July 26th on our farm near Baltic, SD! We have more activities, more guest speakers, more demonstrations, and more acres than ever for this year’s event! We also have some of the highest-yielding farmers in the world who will be there […]

May 3rd, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Add Residual to Your Soybean Program

By Brian Hefty

As a farmer, I love when our input costs keep coming down. A good example is the Group 15’s. For soybeans, these include Dual, Warrant, Zidua, Outlook, and some generics. In my opinion, the best way to use these herbicides is early post, in combination with a contact herbicide like Roundup. These products […]

May 3rd, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|