Ag PhD Show Segments

Ag PhD Show Segments

4 Seasons

Each week on Ag PhD, Brian and Darren go in-depth into various agronomic topics, covering anything that could help your crops grow better.

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Ag PhD Show Segments
  • Your Crops Need Zinc

    Episode 1287

    Zn is the complicated micronutrient essential in every crop. Brian and Darren have the ratios and everything else you need to know to get the right amounts of zinc safely in your fields.

  • The Pros & Cons of Prepay

    Episode 1287

    Why do some farmers buy their fertilizer, seed, and herbicides extra early? There is great benefit to this method, Brian and Darren walk you through the profit and pitfalls of the farm prepay procedure.

  • Tar Spot in Corn

    Episode 1286

    The Hefty brothers talk about identification and control of tar spot, a serious fungal disease in corn.

  • Boron Application

    Episode 1286

    Brian and Darren share tips on successfully applying boron to your crops.

  • Stop Soybean Gall Midge

    Episode 1285

    Gall Midge is dropping yields in the Midwest. Even though there are no control options for the larvae, Brian and Darren offer their three unique options to help prevent this insect from munching on your bean stalks.

  • The Facts on Phosphorus

    Episode 1285

    Phosphorus is a primary nutrient needed for all plants. However P can be confusing to calculate, Brian and Darren share their knowledge on this immobile input.

  • Base Saturation: Potassium

    Episode 1283

    K is an unmovable nutrient that needs to be in balance with the other elements in your soil. When used at the optimum percentage, potassium can give you the best stalks, plant health, and yields.

  • Variable Planting Population

    Episode 1284

    Brian and Darren discuss planting different populations across your corn, soybean, and wheat fields

  • Fixing Sodic Soils

    Episode 1284

    Brian and Darren discuss the challenges of having too much sodium in your soils.

  • Understanding Soil Compaction

    Episode 1283

    Compacted soil is sometimes hard to avoid. Brian and Darren tell us how to identify it and how to fix it.

  • Drain Tile

    Episode 1282

    Brian and Darren discuss the many benefits of improving drainage in your fields.

  • Magnesium Base Saturation

    Episode 1282

    Brian and Darren Hefty explain various issues you may have if you have too much magnesium in your soils.

  • Base Saturation: Calcium

    Episode 1281

    Calcium may not be a major nutrient, but it's the most important one for building and maintaining your soil. Brian and Darren talk about getting your Ca in balance with K, Mg, H, and Na.

  • Corn Rootworm Control

    Episode 1281

    There are 3 clear steps to help prevent and stop rootworm in your corn. Brian and Darren have seen a lot of this pest - find out what has worked on the Hefty Farm.

  • Fall Herbicide Application

    Episode 1280

    Learn how applying herbicide after harvest can improve your weed control now and into next year.

  • Fall Nitrogen Management

    Episode 1280

    Should you apply nitrogen in the fall? Brian and Darren Hefty share some tips on a successful nitrogen program.

  • Strip-Till Suggestions

    Episode 1279

    Brian and Darren have a lot of experience with strip-till, they share their do's and don'ts with this perfect blend of no-till and conventional tillage.

  • Cation Exchange Capacity

    Episode 1279

    Exactly how heavy or light is your soil? Getting CEC results in your soil test is necessary before you do many jobs on that field.

  • Seed Corn Prices and Planting Population

    Episode 1278

    The Hefty brothers help you decide if you should cut your planting population when seed corn prices are higher.

  • Soil Test and Yield Data

    Episode 1278

    See how you can improve your fertility program by matching your soil test data to your yield data.

  • How to Fix High pH Soil

    Episode 1277

    Brian and Darren tell you the many ways you can drop your pH from an 8 to a 6.5.

  • Late Season Weed-Escapes

    Episode 1277

    If you saw a lot of weeds in this year's harvest, what can you do to make sure they are not back next fall?

  • Raising Soil pH

    Episode 1276

    Learn about testing for low soil pH and correcting it with lime.

  • Manure Application

    Episode 1276

    The Hefty brothers discuss various considerations when applying manure to your fields.