Ag PhD Newsletter

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Early Fungicide Apps in Corn and Soybeans

By Darren Hefty

There has a been a push for early fungicide applications in corn at V4 to V7 for a number of years now, and in soybeans there have been questions but little data in the early stages. Here are a few facts about fungicides you’ll need in order to understand the dynamics involved in […]

June 1st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Avoid Bad Soil Testing Information

By Brian Hefty

Soil testing is supposed to help you make important decisions on the farm, right?  Well, what if the soil sampling you’ve had done is not representative of your land?  What if the soil testing methods are substandard?  What if the person you’ve trusted to give you the results isn’t properly interpreting the data […]

June 1st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Top 5 Corn Sidedress Questions

By Darren Hefty
1. How Much Nitrogen Does My Crop Need?
All the research on nitrogen in corn has shown that you don’t want to run short.  You hopefully know how much N was in the soil to begin with and how much you’ve applied so far.  Plus, you will be getting (depending on where you live […]

June 1st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Post Soybean Herbicide Options

By Brian Hefty

Since almost every farmer now has Roundup-resistant (or at least tolerant) weeds, post-emerge tankmixing with Roundup is more popular than ever.  Below are some products you should consider adding in this summer.  By the way, spray nozzle selection and adjuvant choice are also big keys to getting better control.  If you want a […]

June 1st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Late Season Wheat Treatments: Cutting Costs vs. Cutting Bad ROI

By Brian Hefty

The theme of the year is “cutting costs”, but be careful about cutting things that are making you money.  Here are four late-season wheat treatments that could pay you a good return on investment.  I realize they all cost some money, but if they more than pay for themselves, you earn more profit.  […]

June 1st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Field Day Thursday, July 30!

By Brian Hefty

Get a special guided tour from Darren and Brian Hefty of the Hefty farm trials.
Competition plots: Brian vs. Darren vs. yield champions in corn, soybeans, and wheat.
Live, in-field demonstrations including planting, spraying, tillage, tiling, and hopefully harvesting.
Great food and the chance to visit with farmers from across the country and around the world.
See […]

June 1st, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

How to Make Roundup Work Better

By Brian Hefty

Over the past couple years I have had many farmers ask me this question: “Is it even worth it to use Roundup anymore?” I understand there are resistant weeds out there, but most weeds are still very susceptible to Roundup, and there are some things you can do to make Roundup work […]

May 19th, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Field Day – Thursday, July 30!

By Brian Hefty

If you could go see 12 of the top-yielding (and most profitable) farmers in the country all in one day, that should be worth the trip, right? At the free Ag PhD Field Day on our farm near Baltic, South Dakota, not only will you get to see these farmers (4 corn […]

May 19th, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Insecticide Tips

By Brian Hefty

I don’t care if you’re raising wheat, soybeans, corn, or any other crop, insect issues can be devastating. Due to the warm, windy spring we just had, we are already seeing more bugs than normal. Here are our quick suggestions on how to keep these insects from robbing your yield this […]

May 19th, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Soybean Seed Treatments

By Darren Hefty

There are so many choices now when it comes to soybean seed treatments. It’s great to have all these tools, but sorting it all out can be difficult. Here’s how I group the products together and evaluate to find the right package.
Insecticide/Fungicide
There are some minor differences between products like Acceleron F/I, […]

May 19th, 2015|Ag PhD Newsletter|