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.
Saturated Cold Germination Test
Brian and Darren Hefty explain what a saturated cold germination test is and why you should have your seed tested.
Should You Use HPPD Herbicides?
Darren and Brian Hefty discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using HPPD herbicides in corn.
2019 Year in Review
In this special segment of Ag PhD, Brian and Darren discuss the challenges farmers faced in through a difficult 2019 season.
Best Practices for Spraying Liberty (Glufosinate)
Spraying Liberty (glufosinate) on your crops.
Prepaying for Crop Inputs
Darren and Brian Hefty talk about factors to consider when prepaying for next year's crop inputs.
Molybdenum, Cobalt, and Nickel
The Hefty brothers talk about these important micronutrients, and whether you should apply them to your fields.
What Are the 3 Pre's?
In this segment of Ag PhD, Brian and Darren discuss the three important pre-emerge herbicides you should consider spraying this spring.
The Importance of Iron for Plants
The Hefty brothers talk about iron in plants, and how to increase levels in your soil and for your crop.
Xtend vs. Enlist Soybeans - What Should You Plant?
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss factors to consider when planting either Xtend or Enlist soybeans.
Discussing Fungicides for Your Farm
In this week's show, Brian and Darren Hefty discuss using multiple modes of action during fungicide application, and why it's extremely important.
Managing Copper on Your Farm
Could copper deficiency be a problem on your farm? In this week's show, Brian and Darren discuss some potential problems with a lack of copper in your soil.
Reducing Iron Deficiency Chlorosis
Darren and Brian Hefty talk about IDC in soybeans and ways to fight it.
Tariffs and Crop Input Costs
Brian and Darren Hefty talk about the current tariffs and their effect on crop input costs.
How to Stop Soil Crusting on Your Farm
In this segment of Ag PhD Brian and Darren Hefty discuss what causes soil crusting, and how to stop it on your farm.
Boron Management on Your Farm
Have you tested your soil for boron? In this segment of Ag PhD Brian and Darren Hefty discuss why boron is an important micronutrient on your farm.
Zinc Levels in Your Soil
Brian and Darren Hefty talk about the importance of zinc for your plants and how to achieve proper levels.
What's Your Plan for Unplanted Acres?
The Hefty brothers discuss the challenges of planting 2019's unplanted acres in 2020.
Discussing Corn Traits
There are quite a few corn trait options, so how do you select the right one for your farm? Brian and Darren Hefty share the secrets to picking the right corn trait for your farm.
Discussing Sulfur in Your Field
Sulfur is an important nutrient on your farm. Brian and Darren Hefty talk sulfur management in this segment.
Fall Phosphorus Application
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss applying phosphorus in the fall.
Reducing Crop Disease for 2020
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss the challenges of 2019 and potential crop disease again in 2020.
Weed Control Through Fall Application
How do you get a head start on those pesky spring weeds? In this segment, Brian and Darren Hefty say fall is the best time to prepare for spring.
Fall Nitrogen Applications
In this week's segment, Brian and Darren Hefty discuss why, how, and where you should apply fall nitrogen.