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
  • Corn Stalk Size

    Episode 1264

    The Hefty brothers talk about the importance of having good stalk size in your corn crop.

  • Spider Mites

    Episode 1264

    Darren and Brian discuss when you might find spider mites and how to control them.

  • Sclerotinia White Mold in Soybeans

    Episode 1263

    Brian and Darren say it's the worst disease your crop can get. The Heftys have had their share of white mold in their fields and now they lay out their comprehensive plan to eliminate this fungus from soybeans.

  • Managing Alfalfa Between Cuttings

    Episode 1263

    You have to keep your alfalfa healthy, especially after you cut. Brian and Darren talk foliar fertilizer as well as insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, and more to keep your stand productive throughout the season.

  • Corn Fungicides

    Episode 1262

    Brian and Darren talk about timings and products for fungicides in your corn.

  • Foliar Feeding in Corn and Soybeans

    Episode 1262

    Learn about when to apply nutrients to your crops in-season.

  • Late-Season Soybean Seed Treatments

    Episode 1261

    Find out why you may or may not want to use a full seed treatment package when planting soybeans later in the season.

  • Volunteer Corn Herbicide Effectiveness

    Episode 1261

    Learn how to get the most out of your volunteer corn herbicide this season.

  • Soybean Post Residual Herbicides

    Episode 1260

    Pre-emerge herbicides are key to raising a good crop. However, what you spray post-emerge in soybeans will help you for a longer time. Brian and Darren talk about their two favorite products in this segment.

  • Late-Season Corn Weed Control

    Episode 1260

    Controlling weeds is a non-stop battle for farmers. Brian and Darren Hefty give you the best options for protecting your corn crop in the last months of the season.

  • What To Do After Hail Damage

    Episode 1259

    Hail damage in crops may not be as bad as it first seems. Brian and Darren discuss steps you can take to evaluate your crops after a hail storm.

  • Heading Applications In Wheat

    Episode 1259

    Find out what products you could apply at heading time to increase yield in your wheat crop.

  • In-Season Nitrate Testing

    Episode 1258

    Continual Soil testing is fundamental to smart farming. Brian and Darren tell you why it's so important to check your nitrogen levels in your soil when your corn and wheat crops are growing.

  • Spraying Dicamba Safely

    Episode 1258

    Brian and Darren Hefty say Dicamba still has a place on the farm if used correctly. They give you advice about exactly when and where Dicamba can be used in corn and soybeans.

  • Post-Emerge Grass Control in Wheat

    Episode 1257

    Darren and Brian go over various products to get grass weeds under control in wheat.

  • Spray Considerations

    Episode 1257

    Brian and Darren discuss various factors that could affect the quality of your spray application.

  • Mid-Season Wheat Fungicides

    Episode 1256

    Applying fungicides at flag leaf could push your wheat yield well above expectations. With wheat prices up this year, Brian and Darren talk the importance of paying extra attention to this year's crop through the entire season.

  • Insects on the Borders

    Episode 1256

    Cutworms, army worms and stalk borers are three insects you don't want to have in your fields. Brian and Darren Hefty tell us why focusing on your farm borders may be the the inexpensive trick to controlling these bugs that come from moths.

  • Spray Water Quality

    Episode 1255

    The Hefty brothers talk about the importance of testing and treating your water before spraying fields.

  • Liberty Herbicide Alternatives

    Episode 1255

    Darren and Brian discuss what herbicides you could use if you are unable to get Liberty.

  • Post-Emerge Broadleaf Herbicides for Corn

    Episode 1254

    What inputs are the best to fight those tough weeds once your corn and broadleafs emerge? Brian and Darren give you all the options in today's changing chemical market.

  • Early Soybean Planting

    Episode 1254

    It's becoming more common to plant soybeans earlier each year if possible. The Hefty brothers encourage getting the beans in early, but there are many considerations to look at before you load the planter. To place soybeans in cold soils you need to examine: seed treatments, cold germ scores, f...

  • Soybean Seed Treatments

    Episode 1253

    Learn how adding multiple seed treatments can help your soybeans throughout the season.

  • Spraying Field Borders

    Episode 1253

    The Hefty brothers discuss improving weed control in fields by spraying end rows early in the season.