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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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Soil Sampling is now easier than ever!

Ag PhD Soils is your complete system for nutrient management. Take a look at the key features:

  • Order Supplies from your Ag PhD Soil Test Headquarters.
  • Create field boundaries on your mobile device or on the web with the mapping tool
  • High contrast views for better visibility in the sunlight
  • Print shipping sheets from your web account
  • Works on both your Apple or Android smartphones and tablets
  • Receive lab results FAST! (3-5 days)
  • Build your own recommendations, prescriptions and controller files
  • Track and view your history on your Web Headquarters
  • Don’t have a cell signal? No problem. Sample without a cellular connection with Ag PhD Soil Test

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Cold Soil Planting Success

March 30th, 2018|

By Brian Hefty

Cold, wet soils often spell doom for seed germination and seedling health. Look at the below chart based on average weather on our farm and the number of days it takes until corn […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Grain PhD and How it Can Improve your Bottom Line

February 13th, 2018|

1. What is Grain PhD?

Grain PhD is a new initiative we have launched to help you be more successful at marketing your grain.

2. What Does Grain PhD Do?

We provide you with:

Educational Materials – Extensive […]

Multiple Modes of Action – Now Required for Fungicide Use

February 13th, 2018|

By Darren Hefty

While there has been no new federal or state requirement forcing you to use more than one mode of action as you apply fungicides this year, it is something we strongly recommend. Not […]

Current World Record Yields

February 13th, 2018|

By Brian Hefty
Corn – 542 bushels/acre in 2017 – David Hula, Virginia
Soybeans – 171 bu/a in 2016 – Randy Dowdy, Georgia
Wheat – 249 bu/a in 2017 – Eric Watson, New Zealand
Seeing these yield levels is […]

Corn Grass Control is Changing in 2018

February 13th, 2018|

By Darren Hefty

All the northern U.S. readers will be thinking it’s way too early to talk about grass control in corn, but corn is already going in the ground in southern and coastal markets. However, […]

Ag PhD New Technologies Clinic

February 13th, 2018|

By Brian Hefty

For the first time ever, Ag PhD will be hosting a New Technologies Clinic on Friday, February 23! Please join us! We will be on the Ag PhD Field Day site near Baltic, […]