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.

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  • 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.

  • Are You Losing Yield in Your Water? | XtremeAg

    Is your water source working against your fertility plan? If you you have irrigation on your farm, you likely sleep a little better at night knowing that you have some control over stress levels of your crop throughout the season. But, as Kelly and Mike discovered, the EC of their water was a pre...

  • 2023 Update with Corteva Biologicals | Corteva

  • Corn Warriors | 605 | Biological Agents

  • Static Electricity in Dry Seed Treatments

    There is a wrong way, a right way, and an even better way to put inoculants & biologicals on your seed in the planter. Darren Hefty explains physics in this Iron Talk.

  • Kyle Mehmen on Innovating Sustainably | Sound Ag

    Meet Kyle Mehmen. The owner and GM of MBS Family Farms, he's a 5th generation farmer from Northeast Iowa. When it comes to farming, Kyle's likely seen it all. And SOURCE is a product that he trusts. Here's his story.

  • Do Biological Products Actually Work? | Ag PhD

    In this segment, Darren and Brian Hefty discuss natural (or biological) products that may give your farm the extra push it needs to unlock yield potential.

  • The Future of Ag & The Ag Inputs Business | Damian Mason

    Biologicals are the newest iteration in Ag inputs but they’ve actually been around for several decades and they still lack consistent results. Consolidation among Ag’s biggest players has left just a handful of huge companies — will they all still be here in a decade? If so, who will they acquire...

  • Spring Residue Solutions

    You may have noticed a lot of residue on your fields this winter. Tillage and biological products could help with residue breakdown.

  • An Introduction to FMC's Zironar™ biofungicide/bionematicide

    Introducing Zironar™ biofungicide/bionematicide, a new biological product from FMC. This product provides early-season protection against critical fungal diseases and soil nematodes along with a biostimulant effect to help boost yields and enhance plant health. Learn from Matthew Pye, FMC biologi...

  • What Are Biological Products?

    In this Farm Basics segment, the Hefty brothers explain how farmers are now starting to use more biological, or "natural" products on the farm to increase soil health and crop yields.