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
  • The Three Pre's in Soybeans

    Episode 1238

    Brian and Darren share their perfect prescription for pre-emerge spraying of soybeans.

  • The Sulfur Solution

    Episode 1238

    Sulfur is an important micronutrient that acts like a secondary nutrient.

  • Prepaying for Crop Inputs

    Episode 1237

    From Ag PhD Episode #1237 | Air Date 12/19/21 - Darren and Brian Hefty talk about reasons you should prepay for next year's crop inputs.

  • Manganese For Crops

    Episode 1237

    The Hefty Brothers talk about testing for and applying manganese.

  • Copper Management

    Episode 1236

    Brian and Darren Hefty tell us that copper is the disease micronutrient and so much more.

  • Soybean Gall Midge

    Episode 1236

    Soybean gall midge is a new insect destroying soybean crops in the upper Midwest. The Hefty brothers offer ideas and information on this growing pest problem.

  • In-Furrow Fungicides

    Episode 1235

    Brian and Darren Hefty discuss the importance of using fungicide in-furrow in corn.

  • Iron For Crops

    Episode 1235

    The Hefty brothers talk about testing for and applying iron.

  • Corn Rootworms

    Episode 1234

    Corn rootworm pressure was heavy this year. Brian and Darren discuss how farmers can combat this destructive insect.

  • Zinc Talk
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    Episode 1234

    Zinc Talk

    Episode 1234

    Zinc is an important micronutrient that helps with the quality of your grain. Brian and Darren Hefty have also discovered a unique ratio that zinc has with with phosphorus.

  • Boron Application

    Episode 1233

    From Ag PhD Episode #1233 | Air Date 11/21/21 - Darren and Brian Hefty discuss testing for boron in plants and soils and applying when needed.

  • Deep Manure Placement

    Episode 1233

    Brian and Darren Hefty talk about injecting manure deeper in the soil vs. shallow placement.

  • Phosphorus Facts

    Episode 1232

    Phosphorus is an essential element for your crops' soil. Brian and Darren give you the calculations and many ideas on how to get the most out of this fertilizer.

  • Deep Tillage Benefits

    Episode 1232

    From moldboard plows to straight shanks with narrow slots, the Heftys discuss the various ways to do deep tillage.

  • Fixing Sodic Soils

    Episode 1231

    Learn how to identify and fix sodic soils.

  • Drainage Tile

    Episode 1231

    The Hefty brothers talk about the advantages of installing drain tile, especially in dry weather.

  • Fall Strip Tillage

    Episode 1230

    Brian and Darren talk about the pros and cons of post-harvest strip tillage.

  • Potassium Levels

    Episode 1230

    Potassium is perhaps the most important line to check in your soil tests. Brian and Darren Hefty explain how the right amount of K can help your crop stay strong.

  • Magnesium Base Saturation

    Episode 1229

    The Hefty brothers talk about getting magnesium levels balanced in your soil.

  • Fall Nitrogen Application

    Episode 1229

    Darren and Brian Hefty talk about what forms of nitrogen to apply in the fall, and how to avoid losing the nitrogen after application.

  • The Importance of Calcium

    Episode 1228

    The Hefty brothers discuss what to do if you have too much or not enough calcium in your soil.

  • Liberty Shortage

    Episode 1228

    There is a shortage of glufosinate. Brian and Darren talk about what alternatives are available.

  • Cation Exchange Capacity

    Episode 1227

    Brian and Darren discuss the importance of testing for and understanding cation exchange capacity.

  • High Glyphosate Price

    Episode 1227

    The Hefty brothers talk about altering your herbicide program due to higher glyphosate prices.