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.
Spray Boom Care
Darren Hefty talks about protecting your spray boom from corrosion.
Incorporating Soybean Herbicides
Do you need to till in your pre-emerge soybean herbicides? The answer depends on your product. Some must be instantly incorporated, Darren breaks it down in today's Iron Talk.
Darren Hefty goes over the steps to take to keep your tractor's engine coolant system in good shape.
3RIVE 3D System
What if your insecticide could get 50% more surface area in the furrow? Foam may be the future of farming.
Dry Seed Treatments
Darren offers tips on getting the most out of your dry planter box seed treatments.
Fertilizer Storage Tanks
Everything you need to know about keeping bulk inputs on your farm from Darren Hefty.
Darren Hefty talks about best practices for storing DEF in cold temperatures.
Your Combine After Harvest
You finally finished the harvest, but you're not done with the combine just yet. Darren gives you his late-fall checklist to insure it is ready the next time you start it up.
Shatter Loss In Corn
Learn how to calculate shatter loss in corn, and steps you could take to reduce your losses.
Deep Fertilizer Placement
Putting fertilizer 10-16 inches into your soil has several benefits says Darren Hefty. Fall is the best time to drop your shanks in your fields.
Darren Hefty explains the value of getting behind your tillage implement to evaluate its performance.
Raise Your Yields with Lime
Applying a little calcium carbonate could be the difference in keeping a consistent high yield on your farm. Darren talks the importance of pH in today's Iron Talk.
Darren has some pointers on how to improve your harvest by using tools such as AFS Harvest Command from Case IH.
Fall Drain Tile System Maintenance
Autumn is the perfect time to take a deeper examination into the drain tile systems on your farm.
Spraying In Challenging Field Conditions
Darren Hefty talks about minimizing compaction and successfully spraying with the 50 Series Patriot Sprayer from Case IH.
Cone Bottom Bins
Darren says a sturdy new cone bottom vertical grain bin can be expensive, but can also be a big money-maker on your farm.
Dealing With Downed Corn
Darren Hefty talks about chopping up downed corn stalks, and how to identify and fix the problem for next year.
Harvesting with Air Reels
If your soybeans, wheat, or lentils are leaning you may need a special tool to harvest them. Darren Hefty discusses lodging causes and solutions in this Iron Talk.
Chopping Corn Heads
Darren explains the benefits of installing automatic bin fan controls on your grain bins.
Preventing Combine Fires
Safety first says Darren Hefty. Keeping a clean machine is the first step in avoiding a tragedy this harvest.
Grain Bin Fan Controls
Darren talks about the benefits of adding automatic bin fan controls.
Spraying Near Bees
Darren Hefty tells us how you can control insects and still not harm the bees.
Cover Crop Seeding
Darren Hefty talks about the challenge of seeding cover crop blend.
Darren Hefty gives advice on the best products and equipment to keep your harvested wheat field clean of weeds.