By Brian Hefty If you are going to use a finance program, we encourage you to do it immediately. Many companies have zero percent offers, so it doesn’t matter if you buy in December or April. However, your retailer will charge you the December price in December and the April price in April. Since you [...]

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By Brian Hefty I know. You don’t like rebate programs. I don’t like them either, but I do like saving 10 to 20 percent in many cases, and that’s what some of these rebate programs can do for you. Below are the highlights of some of the available rebate programs. This is certainly not a [...]

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By Darren Hefty On our soybeans and across the country, we’ve seen a good return on investment (ROI) using QuickRoots, ROOTastic inoculant, and Dominance (insecticide plus fungicides). The biggest challenge with putting three different things together is compatibility. Plus, inoculant is always better when applied immediately before planting, whether it has an extender with it [...]

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By Brian Hefty You may have heard Darren and I talk about soils or reading a soil test briefly at an Ag PhD Workshop in the past, but I can guarantee you that attending an Ag PhD Soils Clinic will be an eye-opening event that will be very well worth your time. Think about it [...]

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By Darren Hefty This 2015 crop is extremely interesting! You’ve got commodity prices well off their highs of the last couple years. Add to that the uncertain tax and depreciation situation, and everyone’s scratching their heads wondering what’s going to pay for their farms and what things need to change or be cut. I will [...]

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By Brian Hefty How can you cut expenses in 2015 and still yield well? Which input expenses are just that – expenses? Which inputs are still great investments at lower commodity prices? These are the big questions going into next year, and we’ll answer them at our free Ag PhD Winter Agronomy Workshops! Our topics [...]

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By Brian Hefty Most soil tests I look at have parts per million for N, P, and K.  That’s a start, but that doesn’t tell you the whole story.  To figure out if you actually have enough potassium, the test you NEED is called base saturation. The base saturation test is simply the ratio of [...]

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By Brian Hefty About 15 years ago, I started looking at research that showed a farmer could get by with approximately 30 percent less P & K when banding compared to broadcasting.  As soon as I heard that, I remembered my Dad always used to say, “Putting extra P & K on (when times are [...]

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By Darren Hefty There’s certainly an acreage shift brewing for 2015’s crop.  Corn acres seem certain to be going down, especially in the fringe areas.  Soybean acres are on the rise with some experts openly predicting that there could be more soybean acres than corn acres in the U.S.  I doubt that will happen, but [...]

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Don’t Miss This Winter’s Ag PhD Events!  Improve Your Yields and Your ROI.  See Brian and Darren Hefty at a Free Ag PhD Event This Winter! 2015 AG PHD AGRONOMY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Click each location below for more information and directions. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center (10:15 a.m. to [...]

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