Ag PhD Show Segments
Each week on Ag PhD, Brian and Darren go in-depth into various agronomic topics, covering anything that could help your crops grow better.
How to "Drought-Proof" Your Crop
If it's going to be another dry year, Brian and Darren tell us what we can and cannot do to get your crop ready for a lack of water.
Wheat Post-Emerge Broadleaf Herbicides
Learn which post-emerge products you should use to control broadleaf weeds in your wheat crop.
Planting Into Cold Soils
Find out about some steps you can take to successfully plant into cold soils.
Jump Start Your Pasture
If you want a great lush pasture this year, start now. Brian and Darren Hefty talk pasture soil sampling, gibberellic acid, fertility, weeds and more.
Fungicides at Planting in Corn
Putting fungicides in-furrow is a relatively new trend in farming. Brian and Darren tell you exactly how to do it and the new benefits it can bring to your crop.
Three Pre Program in Soybeans
The Hefty brothers discuss products and rates to apply for a successful pre-emerge spray program in your soybean fields.
Darren and Brian talk about planting depth for corn, soybeans, and wheat, and what factors may cause you to adjust your depth.
Where exactly is all your fertilizer? Brian & Darren talk the importance of having your P, Zn, Cu, K at the right layers of the soil.
Super Early Pre-Emerge Spraying
How early is too early? Can you spray on frozen ground? Brian and Darren share their tricks in applying your first herbicides as early as possible.
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss understanding Mulder's Chart can help you get your soil fertility in balance.
Plant Growth Hormones
The Hefty brothers discuss the use of various plant growth hormones in crops.
What's the ideal planting population for corn and soybeans? Brian and Darren give you the equations and ideas so you don't plant too thick or too thin.
You don't need much "moly", but all your crops must have some molybdenum. Brian and Darren tackle this hard to say and hard to to measure micronutrient in this episode.
Darren and Brian Hefty explain why you need to incorporate some herbicides, and why you may or may not incorporate others.
Elemental Sulfur and Soil pH
Brian and Darren discuss considerations when it comes to applying elemental sulfur to your fields.
Can Silica Help Your Crops?
Are you measuring your silica content in your soil and crops? Brian and Darren talk about the latest developments with silica use in agriculture.
Dry Beans Management
Brian and Darren talk weed control in this crop not often discussed by the Heftys. Plus they give their input on insects, diseases, and fertility in dry beans.
Soil Organic Matter
The Hefty brothers talk about the importance of organic matter in soil and how you can either increase it or deplete it over the years.
Continuous Corn Considerations
Corn on corn has to be handled much differently than when rotating. You need to take a different approach to fertility, insect, disease and residue management.
The Saline Soil Solution
Brian and Darren tell us exactly how to fix salty fields. There is one answer and it will get your crops growing again.
Brian and Darren discuss ways to maximize your alfalfa tonnage.
Soil Test Conversions
Brian and Darren go over some of the common conversions you should know when reading a soil test and making fertility decisions.
Sunflower Weed Control
If you don't want a weedy sunflower field there is one key thing you must do according to Brian & Darren. Plus they talk fertility, insects, and disease in sunflowers.