Sep 082014
 

With commodity prices down from last year, you’re going to have to look at the return on investment (ROI) with every input you use.  Fortunately in wheat, weed control and seed treatments should still offer good returns. WEED CONTROL is almost overlooked in our constant quest to find the next big thing, but it’s not [...]

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By Brian Hefty Thank you for listening to the live, 1-hour Ag PhD Radio Show that airs each weekday at 2 p.m. Central on SiriusXM channel 80, Rural Radio.  Our show is one of the most recognized and listened-to ag programs in the country, and that’s thanks to you. The best part about each show, [...]

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By Brian Hefty I know you are busy with lots of other things that make you money, and that’s great; but having a nice shelterbelt is often very helpful to your operation, too.  Here are a few tips to making your shelterbelt great. If you are putting in a new shelterbelt, we have learned after [...]

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Sep 082014
 

By Brian Hefty Soil testing may be more important than ever on your farm!  Now that margins are squeezed, you can’t afford to put the wrong fertilizer on, and you really need to maximize yield by getting the right fertility program on your fields.  Here are 3 ways we can help. The FREE Ag PhD [...]

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By Darren Hefty A select group of the top seed cleaning/conditioning facilities across the country have employed new machines commonly known as color sorters, but the newest models not only sort for color, THEY ALSO SORT FOR SHAPE!  Here’s a short list of why you may want to demand your soybean seed runs through such [...]

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Sep 082014
 

By Brian Hefty Roundup today is over 20% LESS expensive than last month, and we expect low prices to last through Sept. 19! Each fall, it is now common to find the best deal of the year on glyphosate.  The main reason why is because glyphosate manufacturing plants want to run 365 days a year, [...]

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By Darren Hefty The best weed control out there is the method that nature gives us: crop canopy.  When a crop is big and tall and no sunlight is hitting the ground, new weeds won’t start growing.  I bring this up because as crops like wheat are harvested across the country, the weeds will now [...]

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By Brian Hefty Soybeans are very different from corn.  When it gets late in the season, corn yield is mostly already determined.  Corn takes up a lot of nutrients and moisture earlier in the year.  With soybeans, the opposite is true.  When corn reaches its maximum height and root size at tasseling, think about how [...]

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Jul 172014
 

By Darren Hefty Last year at the Ag PhD Field Day, I was blown away by how much attention our cover crop area received.  There were tons of people in there all day asking questions, looking at a wide variety of cover crops, and even digging them up to see what kind of root system [...]

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By Brian Hefty Whether you have 10 miles to drive or 1000, we are doing everything we can to put together a memorable day for you on Thursday, July 24 at the free Ag PhD Field Day on our farm.  I know you’re busy.  I am, too, but I’ve always found that it’s good to [...]

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