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
  • Spreading Micronutrients Accurately | Ag PhD

    Episode 1343

    How do you get that small amount of varying sizes/weights of micros evenly distributed across the field? It's no easy task, but Darren has some tips.

  • DEF Storage Tips | Ag PhD

    Episode 1342

    Darren Hefty offers some tips on storing and using DEF during the colder months.

  • Corn Lodging and Ear Drop | Ag PhD

    Episode 1341

    Dodge the lodge, and stop the drop. From disease to drought, Darren talks you through how to get your crops standing better next season.

  • Battery Maintenance | Ag PhD

    Episode 1340

    Darren goes through some things you can do to be sure your batteries are reliable throughout the season.

  • Post-Harvest Combine Care | Ag PhD

    Episode 1339

    Now that another harvest is complete, time to give some love to the machine that makes it possible. Darren Hefty shares his checklist for off-season combine maintenance.

  • 3RIVE 3D Application System | Ag PhD

    Episode 1338

    If you've been looking for a way to apply insecticide or even fungicide at planting time, the 3RIVE 3D system from FMC could be ideal for you.

  • Engine Coolant Upkeep | Ag PhD

    Episode 1337

    In this week's Iron Talk, the hot topic is engine coolants. Darren Hefty explains how to prep and winterize your equipment, and talks you through how to change engine coolant.

  • Steel Grain Trailers | Ag PhD

    Episode 1336

    Darren explains the benefits of upgrading to a durable steel grain trailer.

  • Chemical Tanks, Pumps, and Seals | Ag PhD

    Episode 1335

    Darren has advice for those who bulk buy crop protection products.

  • Tillage Prescription Technology | Ag PhD

    Episode 1334

    Darren Hefty explains how to get great results from your tillage by using Soil Command from Case IH.

  • Grain Cart Innovations | Ag PhD

    Episode 1333

    Today's grain cart has come a long way from grandpa's. Darren shows the latest Demcos he uses on the Hefty farm.

  • Lime Application | Ag PhD

    Episode 1332

    Darren Hefty talks about testing your soil pH and applying lime where needed.

  • A New Fertility Management Platform | Ag PhD

    Episode 1331

    VRAFY is what the Hefty brothers now use to manage fertility and so much more. VRAFY automatically generates prescriptions for your soil, and finds your yield-limiting nutrients.

  • Fall Herbicide Application | Ag PhD

    Episode 1330

    Darren Hefty explains how to get started on weed control this fall instead of next spring.

  • The Costs of Corn Shatter Loss | Ag PhD

    Episode 1329

    Leave no kernel behind! Shatter loss affects your bottom line and next year's crop. Darren Hefty helps you get it all in the combine this year.

  • Drain Tile Maintenance | Ag PhD

    Episode 1328

    Darren Hefty offers some tips on keeping your tile system operational.

  • Deep Fertility in the Fall | Ag PhD

    Episode 1327

    It's time to think deeper about your fall fertility. Darren explains why autumn is the best time for deep placement of nutrients.

  • Combine Automation | Ag PhD

    Episode 1326

    Darren Hefty suggests some ways to make it easier to harvest high quality grain.

  • Life After Downed Corn | Ag PhD

    Episode 1325

    Down but not out. Darren Hefty explains how to deal with this season's fallen corn, and prevention tips for next year.

  • Cone Bottom Bins | Ag PhD

    Episode 1324

    Darren Hefty talks about the value of adding heavy duty cone bottom bins to your farm.

  • Spraying Around Bees | Ag PhD

    Episode 1323

    Darren describes how the Hefty's control insects on the farm without impacting the pollinators.

  • Combine Fire Prevention | Ag PhD

    Episode 1322

    Darren Hefty goes over some steps to take to keep you and your family safe from a combine fire this harvest season.

  • Make Hay the Best Way | Ag PhD

    Episode 1321

    Darren Hefty talks about getting the most out of your alfalfa cuttings with a fast and efficient windrower.

  • Air Conditioner Maintenance | Ag PhD

    Episode 1320

    Darren Hefty goes over some tips to make sure your tractor's air conditioner keeps you cool this summer.