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Ag PhD: Information for Agriculture

Hosted by Darren and Brian Hefty, Ag PhD is Information for Agriculture. Around the country and around the world, agriculture producers Watch and Listen to Ag PhD.

For the latest information on how to take your operation from Good to Great, tune into Ag PhD on Television, Radio, or watch and listen on your computer RIGHT HERE. With information ranging from how to maximize your fertilizer program & tiling to stopping those yield-robbing insects and crop diseases and more. Plus, you’ll enjoy our weekly segments, including Farm Basics, Iron Talk, and the Weed of the Week.

Agriculture is the most important industry in the world, and we bring you the information you need to best manage your business.

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Soybean Seed Treatments: Apples and Oranges

April 11th, 2018|

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 […]

Improve Wheat Yield with Better Early Season Weed Control

March 30th, 2018|

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 […]

Soybean Fertility – Your Key to More Profit

March 30th, 2018|

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 […]

Corn Pre-Emerge Herbicides: Too Many Choices!!

March 30th, 2018|

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 […]

Ideal Corn Planting Depth: 2 Inches

March 30th, 2018|

By Darren Hefty
The ideal corn planting depth is and likely always will be 1.5” to 2.5”. Here’s why.
4 Root Systems of a Corn Plant:


While the radicle and seminal roots develop below the corn seed, the […]

What’s Your Marketing Game Plan?

March 30th, 2018|

By Grain PhD – www.grainphd.com

Think about a sport you enjoy playing – it most likely involves both offense and defense. What would happen if your team only cared about offense and didn’t practice or develop a […]