Ag PhD Full Episodes
Hosted by Brian and Darren Hefty, Ag PhD brings new information on how to improve crop health throughout the season, protect the environment, and produce more yields at harvest. New episodes weekly.
Ag PhD Field Day, Herbicide Carryover and Later-Season Wheat Treatments | Ag PhD
Brian and Darren Hefty explain all the great things in Field Day, how to avoid hurting future crops with previous year's sprays, and what your wheat wants at both flag leaf and heading stages. The Weed of the Week is yellow foxtail and the Iron Talk is about air inversions.
Corn Maturity Selection, Plant Tissue Analysis, Iron Deficiency Chlorosis
Learn how farmers decide what maturity of corn to plant, how to improve your fertility program by doing plant tissue analysis, and how to fix iron deficiency chlorosis in soybeans.
Ag PhD Scouting and Scholarships, Humic and Fulvic Acid, Sidedressing Nutrients
In this episode the Hefty brothers talk about helping those new to farming, biologicals that you may not have heard of yet, and applying N, S, and B after your crop has come up. The Weed of the Week is compass plant. Plus Darren talks about paying $640/hr to spray fields!
How Much Seed Do Farmers Buy, Late-Planted Corn, Post-Emerge Soybean Herbicides
Learn how farmers decide how much seed to purchase when planting the farm, how to maximize yield when planting corn later in the season, and the best ways to control weeds post-emerge in soybeans.
Sweet vs. Field Corn, Post-Emerge Corn Herbicides, Early Season Insects | Ag PhD
Why don't people eat the corn produced by most farmers, what are the best products for weed control in growing corn, and what are the bugs you should be scouting for right now? Brian and Darren answer these questions and discuss cursed crowfoot and planter technology.
Increasing Stalk Size, Keeping Dicamba on Target, Soybean Post Residual | Ag PhD
In this episode, Brian and Darren Hefty talk about how growers can reduce lodging in crops by increasing stalk size. They discuss how to reduce drift and volatility issues when applying dicamba, and what residual products you could spray post-emerge in soybeans.
Herbicide Vapor Pressure, Managing Lentils, Palisade Performance | Ag PhD
The Hefty brothers discuss vaporization/volatility, everything lentils, and raising a small crop on purpose. The Weed of the Week is whorled milkweed and there's an Iron Talk on sprayers.
Fungicides and Plant Health, Our Corn Program, Maximize Your Spring Burndown
In this episode, the Hefty brothers explain some side benefits of fungicides, their program for raising corn, and how to get great weed control with a spring burndown.
Weed Control in Lawns, Bacterial Diseases: Goss's Wilt, Spraying End Rows
Brian and Darren Hefty talk about Goss's wilt, putting a priority in field border control, and their grass tips for your yard. The weed is the tricky Yellow Nutsedge. Plus Darren examines strip till planting.
Weed Control In Ditches, Early Season Wheat Fungicides, Soybean Seed Treatments
Learn how farmers and landowners keep weeds out of ditches, what fungicides you could use early in your wheat crop, and what products you should apply to your soybean seed.
Planting into Heavy Residue, 'Drought-Proof' Your Crop, Comparing Corn Pre's
Brian and Darren Hefty are getting us ready for spring with a show about difficult planting, preparing now for dry weather, and finding the best pre-emerge products. The Weed of the Week is stink grass. Plus DIY inoculants.
Nurse Crops, Wheat Post-Emerge Broadleaf Herbicides, Planting Into Cold Soils
The Hefty brothers discuss what a nurse crop is, what post-emerge products you should use to control broadleaf weeds in wheat, and how to successfully plant into cold soils.
Row Spacings, Fungicides at Planting in Corn, Jump Start Your Pasture
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss setting wide or narrow row crops, how putting a fungicide in-furrow can improve yield, and the best way to get your pasture thick and lush. Plus they give advice on spotted spurge weeds and planter opening discs.
Fences, Seeding Depth, Three Pre Program in Soybeans
Brian and Darren discuss fences around fields, what depth to plant your corn, soybeans and wheat, and what products to apply pre-emerge in soybeans.
Tillering in Crops, Super Early Pre-Emerge Spraying, Nutrient Stratification
In this episode, Brian and Darren Hefty talk about suckers in wheat and corn, the earliest you can spray before you plant, and where the fertility should be in the different layers of soil. Volunteer corn is the Weed of the Week. And Darren discusses field cultivators in the Iron Talk segment.
Nutrient Movement In Soil, Plant Growth Hormones, Mulder's Chart
The Hefty brothers discuss how various nutrients move or stay put in the soil profile, what plant growth hormones you could use, and how to use Mulder's Chart to help balance your soil's fertility.
Frost Heaves In The Road, Molybdenum Matters, Planting Population
Brian and Darren Hefty talk about how to stop winter damage on your roads, how much molybdenum your crops need, and exactly how thick or thin you should plant your corn and soybeans. Tough puncturevine is the Weed of the Week and the Germinator Closing Wheel is discussed in this week's Iron Talk.
Soil Temperature Variation, Elemental Sulfur & Soil pH, Herbicide Incorporation
In this Ag PhD episode, the Hefty brothers discuss how much a soil temp can vary during the day, what to consider when applying elemental sulfur, and when you should incorporate your soil-applied herbicide.
Surface vs. Sub-Surface Drainage, Silica and Your Crops, Dry Beans Management
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss tiling and ditching, their trials with silica, and weed control and more in dry beans. The Weed of the Week is crabgrass. Plus we talk about how drought can actually help you prepare variable rate planting maps.
Ears of Corn Per Plant, Corn Smut, Soil Organic Matter
This week, the Hefty brothers discuss how many ears of corn can be on a single plant, how to fight corn smut, and how to increase or decrease soil organic matter.
Plant Nutrient Movement, Saline Soil Solution, Continuous Corn Considerations
Brian & Darren talk about the mobility of nutrients within your crop, fixing salty soils, and corn on corn management. The Weed of The Week is the awful musk thistle. Plus the Iron Talk concerns how to apply dry seed treatments correctly on your planter.
Bt Corn, Soil Test Conversions, Alfalfa Production
Darren and Brian explain what Bt corn is, how to do common fertility conversions when reading a soil test, and how to maximize tonnage and quality in your alfalfa crop.
Autosteer and GPS, Sunflower Weed Control, Sulfur Needs in Crops
Brian and Darren Hefty talk about the latest technology in the tractor cab, how to raise the best sunflower crop, and why sulfur is needed even more today than yesterday. Plus johnsongrass is the Weed of the Week, and Iron Talk is all about a new way to adjust your tires to the right rates for t...