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Ag PhD Agronomy Workshop in Mesa, AZ

By Brian Hefty

If you missed our January Agronomy Workshops, we have one left in February in Mesa, Arizona!

Friday, February 12, 2016 – Mesa, AZ – Convention Center (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing:

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend – Where does it fit, and how can you have the greatest […]

February 1st, 2016|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Join Brian & Darren at Commodity Classic

By Brian Hefty

Commodity Classic is one of the most exciting crop farmer events each year, featuring a large trade show, great educational sessions, the chance to visit with great farmers from across the country, and much more.  Darren and I have attended and participated in this event for years, and we encourage you to consider […]

February 1st, 2016|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Should You Cut The Seed Treatment?

By Darren Hefty

2016 is starting off as predicted.  While most farmers are looking to trim expenses, most retailers are recommending they stay the course.  Cuts will certainly be made, but the real key to being successful is not to cut the things that are making you money.

The focus is squarely on the biggest expenses: cash […]

February 1st, 2016|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Have You Had a Checkup Recently?

By Brian Hefty

I woke up Sunday, January 3rd to a text message from the wife of our longtime television producer, Bob Rasmussen.  Bob died of a heart attack early that morning at the age of 41.  Bob had worked for us for more than 15 years primarily as the editor of Ag PhD TV, putting […]

February 1st, 2016|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Burndown Options Without Roundup

By Darren Hefty

Let’s face it.  Roundup is by far the best herbicide ever created, but due to resistant weeds it’s not the right choice for burndown in some situations, at least as a stand-alone choice.  Let’s start from scratch, building a burndown program with a broad-spectrum base product and possibly some add-ons for Roundup or […]

February 1st, 2016|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Soils Clinics

By Brian Hefty

If you don’t know what your soil has for fertility, pH, organic matter, cation exchange capacity, and base saturation, how can you efficiently invest your fertilizer dollars?  You can’t, and it’s probably costing you thousands of dollars every year.  I know this may seem impossible if you are a fertilizer novice, but in […]

February 1st, 2016|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Modes of Action

By Darren Hefty

Resistance management is becoming a big deal on farms today.  I was recently at a presentation where the speaker said no new chemical family has been discovered since 1983 when Ronald Reagan was president.  That’s a long time!  Since it takes 10 to 15 years to get a new chemical family to market […]

December 31st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Soils Clinics

By Brian Hefty

Last year you wasted money on fertilizer.  You overspent on some nutrients and underspent on others.  Your crop suffered from issues that were absolutely within your control.  Has your fertilizer dealer ever said any of these three sentences to you?  Whether he has or not, unfortunately each one of those statements is absolutely […]

December 31st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Can I Cut My Herbicide Rate?

By Brian Hefty

One of the most popular questions I get every year is, “Can I cut my herbicide rate?”  Here is how I usually answer this question.

Yes, you can cut your herbicide rate in some situations.  However, in other cases you may actually need a higher rate.  Below are some of the factors you need […]

December 31st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

How Fungicides Work

By Darren Hefty

As a long-time agronomist, I’ve heard all kinds of crazy claims over the years.  If the claims come from the sales and marketing department, I take them with a grain of salt.  If those claims come from the research and development people, it’s generally a different story.  When it comes to fungicides, there […]

December 31st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|