Thought about the hoses connected to your farm equipment? If not, you should, a Purdue University specialist advises.

Hoses are an important part of agricultural machinery, said Fred Whitford, coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs. If they break or leak they can create expensive chemical spills or injuries.

"Hoses are like the arteries of the equipment," he said. "You can have a $200,000 sprayer or million-dollar piece of machinery but, ultimately, the hoses allow fluids — whether oil, hydraulics or chemicals — to function."