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
  • Late-Season Fertility | Ag PhD

    Episode 1266

    Darren talks about various ways to apply fertility later in the season.

  • Nitrogen for Soybeans | Ag PhD

    Episode 1265

    Darren Hefty shares his calculations on nitrogen needs for soybeans. He'll tell you when, how, and why to apply N to get the highest yielding crop.

  • Prepare Your Planter For Storage | Ag PhD

    Episode 1264

    Darren Hefty goes over various things you can do before putting the planter away for the season.

  • Tractor Air Conditioning | Ag PhD

    Episode 1263

    Darren Hefty gives his advice on how to stay cool in the cab during the hot Summer weather.

  • Keeping Spray On Target | Ag PhD

    Episode 1262

    Darren talks about what you can do to ensure your spray lands and stays where it's supposed to.

  • Fungicide Application | Ag PhD

    Episode 1261

    Darren Hefty talks about ways to set up your sprayer to get great coverage when applying fungicides.

  • Adding Tile in Problem Areas | Ag PhD

    Episode 1260

    If you've got drain tile, but you still have parts of the field that is often too wet - Darren says you may need to narrow your tile spacings. Not only will you fix your wet spots, but you'll flush out salts, improve your pH, and help eliminate IDC.

  • Spraying Without Hurting Bees | Ag PhD

    Episode 1259

    Learn how you can protect both your crop and bees when spraying.

  • Combine Header Maintenance | Ag PhD

    Episode 1258

    Darren says it's never too early to make sure your combine is ready for the fall. A new product of the Hefty farm helps you work on the shaft and discs more quickly, safely, and simply. Learn about the DISCruptor in today's Iron Talk.

  • Sprayer Preparation | Ag PhD

    Episode 1257

    Darren Hefty talks about the benefits of checking over your sprayer before heading out to the field.

  • Spray Tank Compatibility | Ag PhD

    Episode 1256

    Can you put your herbicide, fungicide, and fertilizer all in your spray tank together? Darren talks jar tests and more in this week's Iron Talk.

  • Rainy Day Jobs | Ag PhD

    Episode 1255

    Darren Hefty explains ways to use your time when weather prevents you from getting out into the fields.

  • Micronutients at Planting | Ag PhD

    Episode 1254

    Darren tells why he's been running blended micronutrient products at planting on the farm for many years.

  • Get Out of the Tractor | Ag PhD

    Episode 1253

    Learn how getting out of the tractor to check your planter or tillage performance can improve your crops.

  • Data Management on the Farm | Ag PhD

    Episode 1252

    Darren explains the importance of managing all of your farm data.

  • Sprayer Speed | Ag PhD

    Episode 1251

    Darren explains why you may want to slow down when spraying your crops.

  • Spring Seedbed Preparation | Ag PhD

    Episode 1250

    Darren talks about using technology with your tillage tool to achieve a great seedbed.

  • Grain Storage Tips | Ag PhD

    Episode 1249

    Darren talks about storing grain and avoiding spoilage in the bin.

  • Inoculant Application Tips | Ag PhD

    Episode 1248

    Darren talks about the importance of properly applying liquid or dry inoculants to soybean seed.

  • 2x2 Fertilizer Placement | Ag PhD

    Episode 1247

    Darren Hefty explains the benefits of using a 2x2 fertilizer system.

  • Spray Nozzle Checklist | Ag PhD

    Episode 1246

    In this week's Iron Talk, Darren Hefty gives you 4 ways to greatly improve your broadcast spray applications. Examining your spray nozzles is the first step to getting the perfect coverage.

  • Missing The Strip | Ag PhD

    Episode 1245

    Darren Hefty talks about poor emergence and yield loss due to planting outside your strip-till zones.

  • Spring Residue Solutions | Ag PhD

    Episode 1244

    You may have noticed a lot of residue on your fields this winter. Tillage and biological products could help with residue breakdown.

  • Replaceable Parts | Ag PhD

    Episode 1243

    Darren Hefty explains why you may want to invest in replacing parts for long-term gain instead of short-term savings.