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Could You Get 50% More Pasture Grass?

By Brian Hefty

What would it do to your bottom line if you could improve your grass production in your pastures by 50% each year?  Over the years, Darren and I have not only had the good fortune to spend time with and learn from some of the best crop farmers around the country, we’ve picked […]

January 25th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD 2017 Soils and Tiling Clinics

At Ag PhD, we have 3 goals: to help you produce more yield, to help you increase your profits, and to help you improve the environment, especially your soil.  Over the next month, we invite you to join us at our free Ag PhD Winter Workshops.  Have you noticed how almost everyone in agriculture is […]

January 25th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

How To Do Drainage For Less

By Brian Hefty

Whether you’ve been tiling for years or are still thinking about tiling your first field, we invite you to attend this year’s free
Ag PhD Tiling Clinic Tuesday, February 28th at the Morton Center near Baltic, SD on the site of the Ag PhD Field Day.

If you’ve ever heard me talk about tiling, you […]

January 25th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Grass Control In Corn

By Darren Hefty

Roundup Ready Corn was first commercialized in the United States back in 1998.  Do you remember what a big deal that was?  It was a step-change in weed management at the time, but not for the broadleaf weeds we are fighting so hard against today.  The improvement in GRASS control was the real […]

January 25th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

New Products for Corn In-Furrow

By Brian Hefty

Capture VGR, Ethos XB, Manticor, Temitry, and Brigade are just a few of the new names you’ll want to know when it comes to planting corn this spring.

Capture VGR.  Technically, you’ll find this called Capture LFR + VGR, but for short many have just been calling it Capture VGR.  You are likely familiar […]

January 25th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Soilborne Diseases Impact Soybeans

By Darren Hefty

2016 was quite a year!  Unfortunately for some it was an especially damaging year to their soybean crop from soilborne diseases.  Don’t think you had any?  Hopefully you didn’t, but here are some signs to look for that may be an indication that diseases are a problem in your soils.

Emergence issues – If […]

January 25th, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Making Cuts in Wheat Without Giving Up a Bushel

By Darren Hefty

What if a bushel of wheat was worth $20 right now?  How would that change how you farm?  Odds are you’d take a lot of chances with things that COULD make you some money but likely wouldn’t.  Perhaps you’d spend a little bit of money foolishly.  Maybe you’d overpay for land or equipment, […]

January 3rd, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD 2017 Winter Events

Ag PhD TV has aired a brand new, half-hour show every week for almost 19 years, and our research shows that Ag PhD Radio is now the most listened-to ag program on the radio each day.  Thank You!!  We appreciate your support!!  One way we try to say thanks to you each year is by […]

January 3rd, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

HPPD Price Crash

By Brian Hefty

As a farmer, I love it when input prices drop.  Recently, Callisto herbicide, or better stated, the active ingredient in Callisto (mesotrione) went off patent.  Since almost all the big companies have an HPPD product in their lineup, they are all affected by this.  Plus, there are now generic entrants and other new […]

January 3rd, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Xtendimax in Soybeans

By Brian Hefty

Xtendimax is now labeled for use in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans!  I know.  You are probably wondering what took so long.  I am, too, but let’s focus on what to do with this technology now that it’s here.  Below are the top 10 things I want you to consider this spring when […]

January 3rd, 2017|Ag PhD Newsletter|