This term can mean many things. For us it’s a category of Living Microbes, Plant Growth Hormones, Humic and Fulvic Acids, Amino Acids, inoculants, and more. This category encompasses Bio-Stimulants that can help add additional yield and ROI to your cropping practices. This market segment is the fastest growing in the agriculture industry. Some of these products can be labeled as bio-fungicides, bio-insecticides, or even bio-nematicides. Others are labeled as just bio-stimulants. Use these videos to help educate you on how to best incorporate these exciting technologies into your operation.

Watch free Share
  • Gibberellic Acid, Corn Leafing Out Underground, Dicamba Burndown | Ag PhD

    The Hefty brothers explain the science behind crop growth, why plants can fail to grow out of the soil, and how to spray your way to clean fields for planting. A smartweed is the Weed of the Week. And Iron Talk spotlights Morton Buildings.

  • Gibberellic Acid | Ag PhD

    Why does grass grow faster in warmer weather? The Heftys explain how this natural plant hormone can be used to regulate crop growth.

  • Spray Water Quality | Ag PhD

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

  • Types of Root Systems, Spray Water Quality, Early Planting Conditions | Ag PhD

    Brian and Darren untangle the types of roots competing with crops. They explain why the quality of the water in your spray tank matters, and how to know the right time to plant. Windgrass is this week's weed, and Iron Talk introduces a new planter innovation.

  • How to Permanently Repair Fragipan Soils Without Tillage | Griggs Farms

    Matt has Dr. Lloyd Murdock, a renowned soil scientist, out on his farm to look at the progress he's made using cover crops to repair his soils after decades of monocropping and plowing. More specifically, he's looking to see what 9 years of including annual ryegrass in the cover crop mix has don...

  • How to Utilize Chicken Litter in Row Crops | Griggs Farms

    Matt travels to Jonesboro, AR to give a presentation with Dr. Tyson Raper of UT Extension on his experience utilizing chicken litter in his row crop system over the last several years. Matt will answer the questions, what to expect out of chicken litter and what are the best management practices...

  • Do Biological Products Work in Row Crop Farming??? | Griggs Farms

    Matt travels to Jonesboro, AR to give a presentation with Dr. Tyson Raper of UT Extension on his experience testing various popular biological products in his row crop system over the last several year. Matt will answer the question, do current biological products make farmers a profit or help w...

  • Our Corn Program | Ag PhD

    How do the Hefty boys raise their corn? Brian and Darren provide a detailed explanation of what they do, from fall soil testing to late summer fungicides.

  • How Farmers Reduce Erosion, Our Corn Program, Sulfur Management | Ag PhD

    Brian and Darren Hefty talk about reducing tillage to save your soil, everything they do to raise high-yield corn, and sulfur needs in crops. The Weed of the Week is Jerusalem artichoke, plus an Iron Talk on the best way to spread micros.

  • Composting on the Farm | Ag PhD

    Darren Hefty talks about how the world is turning what was once considered waste, into a natural way to feed future crops.

  • Nebraska Farmer Experiments with Nitrogen Application on Corn | Rural Radio Net.

    Dawson County has been fortunate to avoid major rain or hail damage, which has allowed for crops to grow in excellent conditions in many areas.

    Don Batie, a central Nebraska farmer, has been utilizing Sentinel Fertigation to track his nitrogen levels in each yield zone of various corn fields.


  • Winter Wheat Seed Treatments | Ag PhD

    Find out what you should apply to your winter wheat seed this fall to get your crop off to a great start.

  • Alfalfa Summer Treatments | Ag PhD

    The Hefty brothers have dedicated a lot of their farm to alfalfa. Find out what they do for insects, disease, weeds, fertility, and naturals between cuttings.

  • Later-Season Wheat Treatments | Ag PhD

    Brian and Darren Hefty talk about spraying wheat at both flag leaf and heading. Fungicides, fertilizers, insecticides, and biologicals can all go into the tank to give your wheat a late boost.

  • How to Use PGRs Once Your Crop Has Been Planted | Hefty Naturals

    Many Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) can be beneficial to a crop as long as the timings are correct. In this video we explain how to use PGRs and when best to apply different PGR mixes.

  • How to Use Humic and Fulvics in Your Cropping System | Hefty Naturals

    Do you know when to use one over the other? Or how a Fulvic acid benefits a plant in season? In this video we share the background information on Humic and Fulvic acids, and which products to use at the right times in crop.

  • Ag PhD Scouting and Scholarships, Humic and Fulvic Acid, Sidedressing Nutrients

    In this episode the Hefty brothers talk about helping those new to farming, biologicals that you may not have heard of yet, and applying N, S, and B after your crop has come up. The Weed of the Week is compass plant. Plus Darren talks about paying $640/hr to spray fields!

  • Humic and Fulvic Acid | Ag PhD

    These biologicals naturally occur in your soil and can help you reach a higher yield. Brian and Darren explain all you need to know about this new trend in agronomy.

  • Soybean Seed Treatments | Ag PhD

    Brian and Darren Hefty discuss fungicides, insecticides, and biological products you should consider adding to your seed treatment package.

  • Optimizing Soil for Nitrogen Efficiency | Sound Ag

    In nature, plants are able to access nitrogen present in the air and the soil, while in agricultural systems, most nitrogen is supplied from synthetic inputs. While synthetic nitrogen packs a hearty punch, it is an inefficient process, resulting in much nitrogen lost to the environment. So how ca...

  • Are Biologicals The Future of Ag? | XtremeAg

    Farming has changed significantly in the past few decades, and at top of the list in changes has been the increased availability and use of biologicals on modern farms. Will there soon be a time when all crop protection inputs will be biological based? Damian talks to Matt Miles and Trey Curtis f...

  • Private Equity Focused on Funding Agriculture | Damian Mason

    A few years ago, it seemed that capital was on every corner looking for a place to invest. But even in those cash-rich days, not a lot of investors looked at Agriculture as an investment objective — aside from biological crop inputs and technology. Then there is Open Prairie, an Illinois-based pr...

  • Predictive Agronomy Pioneering Ag’s Last Frontier: Soil | Damian Mason

    A shovel full of soil contains billions of microbes, thousands of bacteria, and a biological complexity we’re only beginning to understand. With the advent of soil sampling, we’ve generally tossed out macronutrients in large quantities and started to look at micronutrients. But we’ve not done muc...

  • Spring Applied Biology | XtremeAg

    Kevin Matthews and Matt Miles talk about biologicals and their plans for spring applied biology with Concept AgriTek's Mark Glastetter while at the 2023 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.