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April 11th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Improve Pasture Production

By Brian Hefty

Your pasture is just as much of a crop as your corn, soybeans, and wheat. Your pasture, when managed well, can be super-productive. When your grass is fed a well-balanced diet, your livestock will be healthier and need fewer supplements and medicine. While your pasture production may not be as important to you […]

April 11th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

3 Pre’s in Soybeans

By Brian Hefty

You need 3 pre-emerge modes of action if you want to stop resistant weeds, prevent future weed outbreaks, and maximize soybean yields! While 3 modes of action may sound expensive, it should only cost $12 to $28 per acre.
What Are the 3 Pre’s We Suggest?

PPO – either Authority or Valor (2 to 3 […]

April 11th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Wheat: The First Pass

By Darren Hefty

Your first in-crop pass in wheat may be just around the corner, but there are three things you need to do before the sprayer gets to the field.
1. Take a Plant Tissue Sample
This is an easy 5-10 minute job and will generate some great information about your crop and let you know if […]

April 11th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Burndown Options in Corn and Soybeans

By Brian Hefty

Since the advent of no-till and strip-till, answering burndown questions has occupied a lot of my time each spring for the last 25+ years. Here are some of the top questions and answers to an effective burndown.
Can I Use 2,4-D as a Burndown Herbicide?
Nope. It’s too risky for corn, and it’s definitely too […]

April 11th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Bridging the Gap from Farm to Market

From Grain PhD

You work long and hard to produce the best possible crop you can. But how do you maximize your profit from that crop? How do you effectively manage your costs of production and market the crop at the best possible price?

You make a plan. And we created Grain PhD to help you do […]

April 11th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Soybean Seed Treatments: Apples and Oranges

By Darren Hefty

Comparing soybean seed treatments available from one retailer to the next is like comparing apples and oranges in many cases. There is a lot of difference, even though the price points are usually fairly similar: $15/unit for a “complete” seed treatment and $5/unit for a base package of some sort. The question is, […]

April 11th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Improve Wheat Yield with Better Early Season Weed Control

By Brian Hefty

Stop early season weeds, get more yield. The formula is the same in every crop. Many wheat farmers today are talking to me about trying to cut costs, but if you have very many weeds at all, you will want to find the most economical way to get those weeds under control. If […]

March 30th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Soybean Fertility – Your Key to More Profit

By Darren Hefty

Before you start thinking you can’t afford to fertilize your soybeans, I want to walk you through some simple math. Let’s use 60 bushel soybeans as an example. Your yields may be higher or lower, so use the free Ag PhD Fertilizer Removal app to see the exact nutrient use for your crop.

Your […]

March 30th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Corn Pre-Emerge Herbicides: Too Many Choices!!

By Brian Hefty

Now that many of our old standard corn herbicides are off-patent, the market seems flooded with generic alternatives, premixes, and a bunch of names that may sound similar but have different active ingredients and use rates. I work with these products every day, and even I get confused sometimes!

Below are my top 3 […]

March 30th, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|