Ag PhD Farm Basics
In these Farm Basics segments taken from Ag PhD, Brian and Darren Hefty present on-farm topics to a non-farming audience, peeling back the curtain with down-to-earth explanations that help viewers achieve a better understanding of the truth of agriculture.
2020 Ag PhD Winter Workshops
Brian and Darren invite you to attend the upcoming 2020 Ag PhD Winter Workshops. Please check agphd.com for more information!
Food and Fuel Through Ethanol
Why do farmers raise corn for gasoline? In this week's Farm Basic Brian and Darren Hefty discuss how farmers help both infrastructure and feed their livestock.
How Much Water Do Crops Use?
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss crops and water usage.
What Are Corn Brace Roots?
Did you know corn has special roots designed just to combat stress? In this week's Farm Basics, the Hefty Brothers discuss this cool feature you may not know about corn.
Winter Crops vs. Spring Crops
In this Farm Basics segment, Brian and Darren Hefty explain why farmers plant crops in the fall vs spring.
Why Do Farmers Make Snow Fences?
In this Ag PhD Farm Basics, Brian and Darren Hefty discuss why farmers leave little strips of crops in their fields throughout the winter months.
Why Do Farmers Burn Ditches?
The Hefty brothers explain what's behind farmers burning ditches.
Discussing Silage vs. Grain Harvest
Have you ever wondered why farmers chop silage versus harvesting seed? In today's Farm Basic, Brian and Darren discuss the pros and cons of silage farming.
What Are Winter Annual Weeds?
Brian and Darren Hefty explain what winter annual weeds are, and the challenge they can be to farmers.
Weed Control in Shelterbelts
How do you manage weeds inside of shelterbelts? With fall applications! Today Brian and Darren Hefty will share some management tips for controlling those pesky weeds.
The Hefty brothers talk about herbicide "carryover", or how the herbicides remaining in soil can adversely affect a future crop.
Why Are Cows in Corn Fields?
Why do farmers let cattle hang out in their cornfields after harvest? In today's Farm Basics Brian and Darren talk about the advantages of cows in fields.
Cover Crops in 2019
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss the challenges of using cover crops in a difficult year like 2019.
Soil Sampling on Pastures and Lawns
In this week's Farm Basic, Brian and Darren Hefty discuss why it's important to treat your lawn just as you would a farmer's pasture.
Soil Health Tests
The Hefty brothers explain what a soil health test is and how to do one on your farm.
What is a Chopping Corn Head?
In this week's Farm Basics Brian and Darren discuss a why combines may use a Chopping Corn Head and what are the advantages.
Planning for Planting After a Fallow Year
If your farm was one of the many that suffered a fallow year from flooding, Brian and Darren have a few tips to help you prepare for next planting season
Ag PhD Darren and Brian Hefty explain the stages of corn reproduction, from tassel to dry-down.
How Do Soybeans Produce Nitrogen?
This farm basic talks about the relationship between microbes in the soil and soybeans.
Drain Tile Basics
The Hefty brothers go over the reasons for installing drain tile.
Importance of Grain Bin Preparation
In this week's Farm Basics, Brian and Darren hefty discuss the importance of preparing grain bins prior to storing grain.
What Is a Root Pit?
The Hefty brothers explain what a root pit is, and reasons you may want to dig one on your farm.
What Are the Benefits of a Cover Crop?
In today's Farm Basics, Brian and Darren discuss the benefits of cover crops, and why farmers may choose to plant them this year.
Ag PhD Field Day 2019
Brian and Darren Hefty invite you to attend the 2019 Ag PhD Field Day on their farm on July 25, 2019.