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.
The Three Pre's in Soybeans
Brian and Darren share their perfect prescription for pre-emerge spraying of soybeans.
The Sulfur Solution
Sulfur is an important micronutrient that acts like a secondary nutrient.
Prepaying for Crop Inputs
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
The Hefty Brothers talk about testing for and applying manganese.
Brian and Darren Hefty tell us that copper is the disease micronutrient and so much more.
Soybean Gall Midge
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.
Brian and Darren Hefty discuss the importance of using fungicide in-furrow in corn.
Iron For Crops
The Hefty brothers talk about testing for and applying iron.
Corn rootworm pressure was heavy this year. Brian and Darren discuss how farmers can combat this destructive insect.
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
Brian and Darren Hefty talk about injecting manure deeper in the soil vs. shallow placement.
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
From moldboard plows to straight shanks with narrow slots, the Heftys discuss the various ways to do deep tillage.
Fixing Sodic Soils
Learn how to identify and fix sodic soils.
The Hefty brothers talk about the advantages of installing drain tile, especially in dry weather.
Fall Strip Tillage
Brian and Darren talk about the pros and cons of post-harvest strip tillage.
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
The Hefty brothers talk about getting magnesium levels balanced in your soil.
Fall Nitrogen Application
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
The Hefty brothers discuss what to do if you have too much or not enough calcium in your soil.
There is a shortage of glufosinate. Brian and Darren talk about what alternatives are available.
Cation Exchange Capacity
Brian and Darren discuss the importance of testing for and understanding cation exchange capacity.
High Glyphosate Price
The Hefty brothers talk about altering your herbicide program due to higher glyphosate prices.