Ag PhD Farm Basics

Ag PhD Farm Basics

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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.

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Ag PhD Farm Basics
  • Insect Control in Lawns | Ag PhD

    Episode 1362

    Learn how to control insects in your lawn and around your home.

  • Corn Growth Stages | Ag PhD

    Episode 1361

    Watching grass grow is more complex than you realize. Expert agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty explain all the stages of corn, from seed to stalk.

  • Scouting and Scholarships | Ag PhD

    Episode 1360

    Brian and Darren invite college students and farmers to attend the Ag PhD Scouting and Scholarships event on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

  • Tillering in Grass Crops | Ag PhD

    Episode 1359

    Why do some plants look "bushier" than others? Brian and Darren explain the pros and cons of when multiple stalks grow from one seed.

  • Seed-to-Soil Contact | Ag PhD

    Episode 1358

    The Hefty brothers explain the importance of getting soil packed around seeds.

  • Gibberellic Acid | Ag PhD

    Episode 1357

    Why does grass grow faster in warmer weather? The Heftys explain how this natural plant hormone can be used to regulate crop growth.

  • Fertilizer Analysis | Ag PhD

    Episode 1356

    Learn what the numbers mean on fertilizer bags.

  • Types of Root Systems | Ag PhD

    Episode 1355

    Brian and Darren dig into why knowing your roots below the surface, can help protect your profits above it.

  • Insects vs. Mites | Ag PhD

    Episode 1354

    Learn about the challenges growers face when controlling insects and mites in crop fields.

  • The Disease Triangle | Ag PhD

    Episode 1353

    The Heftys explain the three factors leading to disease in plants, and how this knowledge can help you have a healthier harvest.

  • 2024 Ag PhD Field Day

    Episode 1352

    Brian and Darren Hefty invite you to attend the 2024 Ag PhD Field Day on the Hefty farm near Baltic, SD.

  • No-Till vs Strip-Till | Ag PhD

    Episode 1351

    Less tillage has many advantages. The Hefty brothers compare two ways to reduce erosion, save organic matter, and conserve moisture in your soils.

  • Winter Wheat vs Spring Wheat | Ag PhD

    Episode 1350

    Learn why farmers choose to plant their wheat in the fall instead of the spring or vice versa.

  • 2024 Neal Kinsey Soil and Fertility Seminar | Ag PhD

    Episode 1349

    Renowned soils expert Neal Kinsey will give a three-day clinic at the Hefty Farm in Baltic, SD February 20-22, 2024.

  • Biotechnology and the Covid Vaccine | Ag PhD

    Episode 1348

    Brian and Darren Hefty explain the similarities between the Covid vaccine and biotech crops.

  • 2024 Ag PhD Soybean Workshop | Ag PhD

    Episode 1347

    The Hefty brothers invite you to their free Soybean Agronomy Workshop near Baltic, SD on Thursday, February 8th, 2024.

  • Ag PhD Naturals Workshop

    Episode 1346

    Brian and Darren Hefty invite you to attend the Ag PhD Naturals Workshop on February 7, 2024 at the Morton Center near Baltic, SD.

  • Germination Seed Tests | Ag PhD

    Episode 1345

    Seed companies provide results for how many plants grow out of a hundred. This is done at a warm temperature, but what about planting in cooler temps?

  • Imbibitional Chilling | Ag PhD

    Episode 1344

    Find out how growers help plants thrive after germinating with cold water in the soil.