Ag PhD Show Segments

Ag PhD Show Segments

5 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
  • Dicamba Burndown | Ag PhD

    Episode 1357

    Need to get your field of weeds ready for your seeds? Brian and Darren have the hottest burndown tips, including a crucial one that many farmers miss.

  • Corn Leafing Out Underground | Ag PhD

    Episode 1357

    Keep your corn and your profits from getting stuck in the soil. The Hefty brothers outline 10 factors to consider.

  • Using High Rates of Herbicide Safely | Ag PhD

    Episode 1356

    Brian and Darren discuss keeping your crop safe from damage when increasing herbicide rates.

  • Seed Planting Depth | Ag PhD

    Episode 1356

    The Hefty brothers discuss what depth you should plant your corn and soybean seed at.

  • Spray Water Quality | Ag PhD

    Episode 1355

    The Hefty brothers take a deep dive into your spray tank water: what to put in and what to keep out.

  • Early Planting Soil Conditions | Ag PhD

    Episode 1355

    How early should you plant? Do you check soil moisture, the temperature, or a calendar? The Heftys tell you exactly what they do.

  • Spring-Seeded Alfalfa | Ag PhD

    Episode 1354

    Darren and Brian discuss how to get great weed control and fertility when seeding alfalfa this spring.

  • Weed Control in XtendFlex Soybeans | Ag PhD

    Episode 1354

    Brian and Darren offer some advice on getting great weed control in your XtendFlex soybean fields whether you use dicamba or not.

  • Spring Manure Applications | Ag PhD

    Episode 1353

    There is much more to consider when adding manure right before planting. The Hefty brothers inject their advice into this complicated situation.

  • Stop Uneven Planting Depth | Ag PhD

    Episode 1353

    Getting a great stand takes more than having your planter indicators all at the same number. Brian and Darren have some good ideas to help you stop uneven planting before the seed sees the soil.

  • Cover Crop Termination | Ag PhD

    Episode 1352

    If you have cover crops, knowing the best time and method to terminate them is crucial. Darren and Brian offer some tips.

  • Fertilizer Application Timing | Ag PhD

    Episode 1352

    The Hefty brothers provide some advice on when to apply fertilizer so your crops get what they need - when they need.

  • Enlist Soybeans Weed Program | Ag PhD

    Episode 1351

    Brian and Darren share their total weed control program for Enlist soybeans: all the products, all the weeds, all through the season.

  • Stopping Sclerotinia White Mold | Ag PhD

    Episode 1351

    Sclerotinia white mold is the worst disease possible in your soybeans and other crops. Brian and Darren count down the top 10 ways for you to break this mold.

  • HPPD Herbicides in Corn | Ag PhD

    Episode 1350

    Find out whether you should use an HPPD herbicide in your corn crop, and how to decide if you should apply it pre- or post-emerge.

  • Nutrient Stratification | Ag PhD

    Episode 1350

    Brian and Darren talk about the importance of getting nutrients placed properly in the soil for better uptake by your crop.

  • Understanding Mulder's Chart | Ag PhD

    Episode 1349

    This chart shows the interactions between nutrients in plants and soils. Brian and Darren give you a tutorial on this yield-increasing tool.

  • Weed Control in Oats | Ag PhD

    Episode 1339

    Brian and Darren share all their favorite pre and post herbicides in oats. There are many choices, but which ones will give you the most oats in the fall?

  • Molybdenum | Ag PhD

    Episode 1348

    The Hefty brothers discuss testing for and applying molybdenum, which is an important micronutrient for your crops.

  • Tar Spot in Corn | Ag PhD

    Episode 1348

    Learn how to identify tar spot in corn and steps you can take to stop it from robbing yield in your corn fields.

  • Elemental Sulfur Can Lower pH | Ag PhD

    Episode 1347

    Why pay more for sulfur in its pure state? Brian and Darren say elemental S can help your soil and crop in ways nothing else can.

  • Soybean Gall Midge | Ag PhD

    Episode 1347

    Their larvae are tiny, but their impact can be 100% yield loss. The Heftys give you the latest on this growing Midwestern problem, and tips for fighting back.

  • Organic Matter | Ag PhD

    Episode 1346

    Brian and Darren discuss the importance of soil organic matter and how to increase or decrease it over time.

  • Crop Removal and Fertilizer Replacement | Ag PhD

    Episode 1346

    Find out how to use soil testing, yield maps, and software to better apply fertilizer after your crop leaves the field.