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.
Liquid vs Dry Fertilizer, How to Fix Saline Soil, 2020 Year in Review
Liquid vs. dry fertilizer. Fixing saline soils. 2020 Year in Review. Yellow toadflax. Planting variable hybrids and populations.
Ag PhD Collegiate Workshops, Cobalt, best Corn Pre Herbicides
Ag PhD Young Farmers Field Day. The Importance of Cobalt. Corn Pre-Emerge Herbicides. Common knotweed. Updating your software.
Ag PhD Winter Workshops, Crop Sulfur Needs, Building Better Stalks on All Corn
2021 Ag PhD Winter Workshops. Building better stalks in your crops. Sulfur management. Biennial wormwood sage. Handling seed with care.
Importance of Seed Germination Test, Manganese, Changing Planting Populations
Seed germination tests. Manganese management. Varying planting population. Arkansas wild rose. Mixing herbicide and fertilizer. Thanks for watching!
Broadcast vs Banding, Copper, Prepay Advantages and Disadvantages
Broadcast vs. Banding. Copper for crops. Prepaying for crop inputs. Volunteer corn. Do your own spraying.
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Freeze/Thaw Effect, Iron, Planting Multiple Corn Hybrids
Freeze-Thaw Effect. Planting multiple corn hybrids. Iron for crops. Volunteer soybeans. Deep fertilizer placement. Thanks for watching!
Soil Erosion, Zinc, Trecepta, VT2P vs Conventional Corn
Reducing soil erosion. Zinc for crops. Corn traits for above-ground insect control. Palmer pigweed (Palmer amaranth). Engine Coolant Maintenance.
Fences, Boron, Getting CRP or PP Acres Back into Production
Fenceline management, boron, making CRP and prevent plant acres productive again. Crabgrass control (Weed of the Week), fall fertilizer (Iron Talk)
Controlled Traffic in Fields, Phosphorous, SmartStax vs Insecticide vs Untreated
Controlling traffic patterns in fields, phosphorus, corn rootworm control. Weed of the Week - Yellow woodsorrel, Iron Talk - Lime application
Plant Hormones, Fix Sodic Soil, Success and Issues with Xtend/XtendFlex Soybeans
Plant growth hormones. Sodic soil. Dicamba, Xtend and XtendFlex soybeans. Weed of the Week - Buffalograss. Iron Talk - Reducing compaction during harvest
Spray Drift and Volatility, Base Sat-K, Reducing Compaction
This week's topics are spray drift and volatility, potassium, and soil compaction. The Weed of the Week is kudzu, and Darren talks about field cultivator maintenance.
Farming After Dark, Base Sat-Mg, Successes and problems with Enlist Soybeans
Brian & Darren discuss farming at night. Enlist soybean system & magnesium base saturation levels in soil. Weed of the Week - purple deadnettle. Iron Talk - Harvesting the lowest nodes of beans on soybean plants.
Chopping Corn Heads, Base Sat-Ca, Fall Application, Winter Annual and Perennial
Chopping corn heads, base saturation calcium, and fall herbicide application. The Weed of the Week is common reed grass, and Darren talks about calculating harvest loss.
Modes of Action, Fall Nitrogen Management, Residue Management
Herbicide modes of action, fall nitrogen application & crop residue management. The Weed of the Week is smallflower buttercup. Darren talks about the basics of grease in Iron Talk.
How to Know When it is Time to Harvest, CEC, Fall Manure Applications
This week's topics are harvest timing decisions, cation exchange capacity & fall manure application. Weed of the Week is broadleaf arrowhead. Darren talks about storage and use of diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF.
Crop Rotation, How to Fix High Soil pH, Grain Drying vs Field Drying
Brian and Darren Hefty talk about crop rotation, fixing high pH soil & grain moisture at harvest. Weed of the Week is yellow foxtail. Darren explains the benefits of properly using a soil probe.
Nitrogen Stabilizers, How to Fix Low Soil pH, Fall Tiling
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss nitrogen stabilizers, fixing low pH soils, drain tile installation, controlling bull thistle, and fixing planter compaction.
Yield Monitors and Yield Maps, Soil Testing, Fall Pasture Management
Yield monitors and yield maps, soil sampling in grids and zones, fall pasture management, compass plant control, and spreading crop residue evenly.
Grain Bin Safety, Evaluating Lodging, Stalk Rot, Ear Drop, Winter Wheat Seeding
Grain bin safety, winter wheat seeding, and corn harvest decisions. The Weed of the Week is blackseed plantain, and Darren talks about tillage performance.
Nitrate, Water Quality, Shelterbelt Management, Weed Control in Adverse Weather
Nitrate and water quality, weed control in adverse weather, and shelterbelt management. The Weed of the Week is redroot pigweed, and Darren compares tires and tracks on tractors.
Food vs Fuel, Seeding Alfalfa, What to do with Acres that Went Unplanted
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss ethanol, summer seeding alfalfa, and fixing unplanted acres. The Weed of the Week is cursed crowfoot, and Darren shares tips on reducing corn shatter loss.
Foam in River, Evaluating Your Corn Stand, Spider Mites
Foam in rivers, corn stand evaluation, and spider mites. The Weed of the Week is catchweed bedstraw, and Darren talks about grain carts in his Iron Talk segment.
Riparian Area, Greensnap, Bin Fan Controls
Ag PhD Episode #1164 | Air Date 07/26/20 - Riparian areas, greensnap and lodging in corn, and grain bin fan controls. The Weed of the Week is musk thistle, and Darren talks about steps to take to avoid a combine fire.
Impact of Flooding on Soil, PostHarvest Weed Control, LateSeason Insects in Corn
Brian and Darren talk about the impacts of flooding on soil, post-harvest weed control, and late-season corn insects.