Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. They are responsible for the Ag PhD series of newsletters, TV programs, radio broadcasts and workshops that help farmers get the largest yields and profit returns possible. This week, they share the No. 1 practice you can use to increase soybean yields. What management practices do you use for higher-yielding soybeans? (more…)
Well-known agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. Through radio and TV programs and during workshops, the Heftys help educate and provide information to farmers to improve their profitability. In this blog post, Brian and Darren discuss steps you can take to improve alfalfa production. I invite you to read their post and let us know what management practices you utilize to maximize your alfalfa crop. (more…)
If you are involved in agriculture, you talk about the weather. From weather trends to what’s next after the drought, weather was a main topic of discussion at the 2013 AG CONNECT Expo. How are you reevaluating your nutrient program or cropping strategies because of last year’s drought? (more…)
See what’s new and trending in production agriculture at Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers will descend upon Kissimmee, Fla., Feb. 28-March 2 to see the latest innovations, hear game-changing ideas and meet agriculture leaders from across the nation. (more…)
“Continue to try new things on your farm,” encourages Brian Hefty, co-host of RFD-TV’s weekly Ag PhD program, during a recent presentation on the Case IH Be Ready Stage at Ag CONNECT. What new practices are you implementing on your operation this year? (more…)
When analyzing the results from a recent Case IH producer survey, Brian and Darren Hefty were not surprised that 85 percent of the 1,109 producer respondents are considering new cropping practices and technologies in 2013. What new methods will you use this growing season?
Ag PhD has developed two new apps for crop producers, which are now available on Apple® iOS and Google Android™ smartphone and tablet devices. What are some of the apps you use for your farming operation, and what do you like most about them? Let us know! (more…)
Darren Hefty of Ag PhD takes a plant tissue sample.
Well-known agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. Through radio and television programs and during workshops, the Heftys help educate farmers and provide information to help farmers improve their profitability. In this blog post, Brian and Darren discuss how to make plant tissue analysis useful and how it can help improve your fertility program. (more…)
We conclude our agronomy series this week with highlights from the featured agronomists who contributed over the last four weeks. Look for more agronomic updates as we enter the growing season and throughout the year. We hope you found the featured blogs interesting and informative, and we hope they will help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season and beyond.
We began the agronomy series with Brian Hefty of Ag PhD. Brian and his brother Darren work with their father in the family seed and ag chemical business, Hefty Seed. The brothers also produce regular podcasts on their website, radio and television programs and hold winter workshops for farmers. (more…)