Ag PhD Iron Talk
Equipment technology is constantly evolving. In these Iron Talk segments taken from Ag PhD, Darren Hefty discusses the latest trends in equipment technology. If you’re looking for anything that has to do with tractors, combines, planters, tillage, trucks, and fleet management, including research and maintenance, these are the videos for you.
Saddle Tanks | Ag PhD
Darren Hefty explains the benefits of the new SideQuest saddle tanks from Demco.
Spraying Your Own Crops | Ag PhD
Darren Hefty has an eye-opening look at how much it really costs to hire an applicator to spray your farm.
Irrigation Technology | Ag PhD
Darren Hefty talks about some new ways you can utilize your center pivot irrigation system.
A Lighter Planter in the Field | Ag PhD
Planters seem to get bigger and heavier, which can effect your crops and soil. Today Darren talks about technology solutions that some manufacturers, like Fendt, incorporate into their machines to limit compaction, uneven seed depths, and pinch rows.
Smart Spring Tillage | Ag PhD
Darren Hefty talks about getting the most out of your spring tillage implement.
Spray Tank Clean Out | Ag PhD
Avoid possible crop injury and gunk - Darren Hefty says make sure everything that you poured into your tank is no longer there before your next run.
Planter Prep Checklist
Darren Hefty goes over some important things to check on your planter before you start putting seed in the ground.
Planting in the Strip
Darren talks about the necessity of matching your planter to last fall's strip till.
Improve Spray Efficiency
Darren Hefty talks about steps you can take to spray your fields more efficiently.
Whether liquid or dry, on the seed or near the seed: inoculants are a useful tools on the farm. Darren helps you do it yourself.
Grain Moisture in Storage
Darren Hefty explains the importance of controlling the moisture and temperature of stored grain.
Replaceable Planter Parts
You should change planter opening discs when they become worn, even in the middle of the planting season says Darren.
Darren Hefty explains what all those numbers mean on the side of your tractor tires.
Field Cultivator Depth
Your spring tillage is so important in getting your seed off to a good start. Darren Hefty talks field cultivator tricks in this Iron Talk.
Get Your Sprayer Ready
Darren Hefty explains why you may want to make your sprayer the first piece of equipment to get prepped for work this spring.
What does it take to get your crop up and out of the ground faster than ever? Brian and Darren talk about their experiences with the Germinator Closing Wheel.
Tramlines In Wheat
Darren Hefty explains the benefits of having tramlines in your wheat crop.
Determining Variable Rate Population
Use your drought yield map to help you better set up up variable planting populations. Darren gives you the formulas to help get the most out of your planted seeds.
Darren Hefty talks about equipment to consider when making multiple nitrogen applications during the season.
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.
Darren Hefty explains how to apply micronutrients using either variable rate technology or making multiple passes.
Central Tire Inflation System
CTIS is a new technology that quickly raises your tractor tire pressure for the road and lowers it when you're in the field. When we tried this - it helped our soil, saved fuel costs, and raised our yield.