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Corn Post-Emerge Weed Control

By Brian Hefty

I got a letter from the State of South Dakota the other day saying our state had made ALL straight dicamba products restricted use. Please check with your state about this! I just want to make sure you are following the law, because even for me, when I work with this stuff every […]

May 3rd, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Why Are USDA Reports Important to Farmers?

By Patrick Garrity & Mark Soderberg – Grain PhD Ag Risk Specialists

USDA Reports – I’m sure you are aware that the USDA releases a number of reports, but do you really understand the data included and what purpose it serves?

At Grain PhD our goal is to educate farmers, and equip you with the tools and […]

May 3rd, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Emergence Differences

By Brian Hefty

When you listen to most of the high yield farmers from across the country, they talk about achieving even emergence in your stand. Here’s my question for you today. Is the seed treatment on your corn, your soybeans, and your wheat the absolute best it can be, or is it just average?

The reason […]

May 3rd, 2018|Ag PhD Newsletter|

Ag PhD Field Day On July 26th!

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|