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Thank You!

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 also the 5 year anniversary of the Ag PhD Radio Show heard live each weekday at 2 pm Central on […]

December 26th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Don’t Rush to Judgment on Seed

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 very well and others where they just don’t thrive. With all the new varieties you are surely being approached with […]

December 26th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Natural Solutions

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 impact certain areas of fields or of your farm in general and others can hang on another week or two […]

December 26th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

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

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, you would have jumped at the chance, right? Well, in 2017 most farmers got $3 or more for corn and […]

December 26th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Think Outside the Bin

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 on farm storage or through the local elevator, crossing your fingers and hoping to achieve a profitable sales price at […]

December 13th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Is Prepay This Year More Important Than Ever?

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 good weather, fair crop prices, low input costs, or certainly profitability. However, you do have one advantage as a farmer: […]

December 13th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Vary Your Fungicide Rate

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 ag has shown us without a doubt that fields are not the same from one end to the other. The […]

December 13th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Dicamba: What To Do In 2018

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 in 2017, but please take the emotion out for a couple minutes, and let’s take a closer look at the […]

December 13th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Rose Parade Float

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 is still time to send a pound (or so) of seed from your farm and have it as part of […]

December 13th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

The First Five Steps to Successful Grain Marketing

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 information.  The objective of GrainPhD.com is to aid you in becoming more comfortable with the products that are available and […]

October 23rd, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|