Ag PhD Iron Talk

Ag PhD Iron Talk

5 Seasons

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
  • Variable Hybrids and Populations

    Episode 1186

    Darren Hefty talks about the potential for increased yields by planting various hybrids/varieties, as well as plant populations.

  • Update Your Software

    Episode 1185

    Darren Hefty explains the importance of keeping your farm equipment software up-to-date.

  • Handle Seed With Care

    Episode 1184

    Darren Hefty explains the importance of being careful when handling bulk soybean seed.

  • Mixing Herbicides and Fertilizer

    Episode 1183

    Darren Hefty offers tips on successfully mixing herbicides and fertilizer in your sprayer.

  • Do Your Own Spraying

    Episode 1182

    Darren Hefty explains the cost benefits of spraying your own crops vs. hiring a custom applicator.

  • Deep Fertilizer Placement

    Episode 1181

    Darren Hefty talks about the benefits of placing your fertilizer deeper in the soil, rather than broadcasting it.

  • Engine Coolant Maintenance

    Episode 1180

    Darren Hefty explains a good method for checking and changing coolant in your farm equipment.

  • Making Fall Fertilizer Work

    Episode 1179

    Darren Hefty talks about choosing the right products and using the right tools for a successful fall fertilizer program.

  • Lime Application

    Episode 1178

    Darren Hefty talks about applying lime, or calcium carbonate, to crop fields.

  • Reduce Compaction at Harvest

    Episode 1177

    Darren Hefty talks about ways to minimize soil compaction during harvest.

  • Field Cultivator Maintenance

    Episode 1176

    Darren Hefty talks about the importance of using good sweeps on your field cultivator for maximum tillage performance in the field.

  • Harvesting Lower Nodes of Soybeans

    Episode 1175

    Darren Hefty talks about the challenges of harvesting soybeans that are low on the stem, and could be missed if your planter caused berms along the rows.

  • How Much Is Harvest Loss Costing You?

    Episode 1174

    Darren Hefty explains how to calculate harvest loss, both before and after the combine.

  • The Basics of Grease

    Episode 1173

    Darren Hefty talks about what grease is made of, and proper storage and use of grease tubes.

  • The ABC's of DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid)

    Episode 1172

    Darren Hefty offers tips on proper DEF storage and use.

  • Using a Soil Probe

    Episode 1171

    Darren Hefty talks about the benefits of having a good soil probe, and a good soil sampling program.

  • Planter Compaction

    Episode 1170

    Is your planter causing soil compaction? Darren Hefty offers tips on how to reduce compaction caused by your planter.

  • Spread Residue Evenly

    Episode 1169

    Darren Hefty explains the importance of evenly spreading crop residue in your fields.

  • Analyzing Tillage Performance

    Episode 1168

    Darren Hefty talks about getting good performance from your tillage implement.

  • Tires vs Tracks

    Episode 1167

    Darren Hefty compares tires and tracks on farm equipment.

  • Reduce Shatter Loss In Corn

    Episode 1166

    Darren Hefty talks about the economic impact of shatter loss at the header during corn harvest.

  • Grain Carts

    Episode 1165

    Darren Hefty talks about some of the new features on grain carts that can increase productivity and safety during harvest.

  • Preventing Combine Fires

    Episode 1164

    Darren Hefty shares tips for keeping you safe from a combine fire this harvest season.

  • Seeding A Cover Crop

    Episode 1163

    Darren Hefty talks about the benefits of successfully seeding a cover crop.