Ag PhD Iron Talk

Ag PhD Iron Talk

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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.

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Ag PhD Iron Talk
  • Saddle Tanks | Ag PhD

    Episode 1312

    Darren Hefty explains the benefits of the new SideQuest saddle tanks from Demco.

  • Spraying Your Own Crops | Ag PhD

    Episode 1311

    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

    Episode 1310

    Darren Hefty talks about some new ways you can utilize your center pivot irrigation system.

  • A Lighter Planter in the Field | Ag PhD

    Episode 1309

    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

    Episode 1308

    Darren Hefty talks about getting the most out of your spring tillage implement.

  • Spray Tank Clean Out | Ag PhD

    Episode 1307

    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

    Episode 1306

    Darren Hefty goes over some important things to check on your planter before you start putting seed in the ground.

  • Planting in the Strip

    Episode 1305

    Darren talks about the necessity of matching your planter to last fall's strip till.

  • Improve Spray Efficiency

    Episode 1304

    Darren Hefty talks about steps you can take to spray your fields more efficiently.

  • Inoculant Tips

    Episode 1303

    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

    Episode 1302

    Darren Hefty explains the importance of controlling the moisture and temperature of stored grain.

  • Replaceable Planter Parts

    Episode 1301

    You should change planter opening discs when they become worn, even in the middle of the planting season says Darren.

  • Tire Information

    Episode 1300

    Darren Hefty explains what all those numbers mean on the side of your tractor tires.

  • Field Cultivator Depth

    Episode 1299

    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

    Episode 1298

    Darren Hefty explains why you may want to make your sprayer the first piece of equipment to get prepped for work this spring.

  • Planting Innovations

    Episode 1297

    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

    Episode 1296

    Darren Hefty explains the benefits of having tramlines in your wheat crop.

  • Determining Variable Rate Population

    Episode 1295

    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.

  • Split-Applying Nitrogen

    Episode 1294

    Darren Hefty talks about equipment to consider when making multiple nitrogen applications during the season.

  • Static Electricity in Dry Seed Treatments

    Episode 1293

    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.

  • Micronutrient Application

    Episode 1292

    Darren Hefty explains how to apply micronutrients using either variable rate technology or making multiple passes.

  • Central Tire Inflation System

    Episode 1291

    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.