Ag PhD Ag Minute

Ag PhD Ag Minute

5 Seasons

A companion piece to Ag PhD, the Ag Minute is a weekly 60-second vignette designed to provide a quick burst of insight into how and why farmers do what they do.

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Ag PhD Ag Minute
  • How Farmers Choose Their Crops | Ag PhD

    Episode 1088

    Why don't farmers raise 10 different crops? Darren Hefty explains that weather, markets, and profits dictate what is raised across the US.

  • Snow and Plants | Ag PhD

    Episode 1087

    Darren Hefty explains how a blanket of snow can help perennial and winter annual plants.

  • Super Weeds | Ag PhD

    Episode 1086

    Are there "Super Weeds?" Darren Hefty explains why that term is false. Weeds like waterhemp have become harder to control; however, we are finding new ways to kill these Roundup resistant plants.

  • Calcium and Magnesium | Ag PhD

    Episode 1085

    Darren Hefty talks about the importance of testing for calcium and magnesium in soils.

  • Diversification of Crops | Ag PhD

    Episode 1084

    It's usually best to diversify your crops each year; Darren Hefty explains why.

  • Grass Waterways | Ag PhD

    Episode 1083

    Darren Hefty talks about the purpose of grass waterways in fields.

  • Acid Soils | Ag PhD

    Episode 1232

    Darren Hefty tells us how to identify and fix high pH on the farm.

  • Youth in Agriculture | Ag PhD

    Episode 1081

    Learn how young people can find careers in farming in a modern world.

  • Late Fall Field Work | Ag PhD

    Episode 1080

    From fertilizer applications to tillage to water management - farmers still have a lot to accomplish before winter.

  • Fall Pasture Management | Ag PhD

    Episode 1079

    Darren Hefty explains how farmers can keep pastures greener for cattle later in the season.

  • Compost | Ag PhD

    Episode 1078

    Darren Hefty explains the importance of composting at home and on the farm.

  • Harvest Decisions | Ag PhD

    Episode 1077

    Darren Hefty explains factors that farmers consider when deciding which fields to harvest first.

  • Foam in Rivers | Ag PhD

    Episode 1076

    Why do you occasionally see foam in rivers and streams? Darren Hefty explains the science behind this phenomenon and whether you should be alarmed by foamy waters.

  • Gibberellic Acid | Ag PhD

    Episode 1075

    Darren Hefty talks about the use of gibberellic acid in pastures.

  • Wind | Ag PhD

    Episode 1074

    Darren Hefty talks about the importance wind plays in strengthening plants in our fields and our backyards.

  • Fall Drought | Ag PhD

    Episode 1073

    Darren Hefty talks about rainy vs. dry weather in the fall.

  • Winter Annual Weeds | Ag PhD

    Episode 1072

    Darren Hefty talks about the importance of controlling winter annual weeds in the fall.

  • Grain Storage | Ag PhD

    Episode 1071

    Darren Hefty explains how farmers keep grain in bins safe from insects and spoilage.

  • Lawn and Garden Fertility | Ag PhD

    Episode 1070

    Darren Hefty explains the importance of a good soil sampling program for fields as well as gardens and lawns.

  • Weeds On Field Borders | Ag PhD

    Episode 1069

    Darren Hefty explains why farmers sometimes control weeds on the edges of fields.

  • Early Harvest | Ag PhD

    Episode 1068

    Darren Hefty explains why corn harvest will likely be earlier than normal this year.

  • Goss's Wilt | Ag PhD

    Episode 1067

    Darren Hefty talks about a corn disease called Goss's Wilt.

  • Hungry Plants | Ag PhD

    Episode 1066

    Darren Hefty explains how farmers decide how much plant food, or fertilizer, to apply to fields.

  • Cover Crops | Ag PhD

    Episode 1065

    Darren Hefty talks about the use of cover crops after harvest.