From warm weather in the South in early March to snow and then floods in May in the Midwest, farmers have had to deal with just about every weather condition while trying to plant. Our crop production specialists have shared their reports during this unpredictable season. We’d like to hear your planting report. Are you still trying to wrap up planting? How much rain did you get over the holiday weekend?
One of the things that stands out from the 2013 planting reports throughout North America is that, thanks to continuous innovations in equipment, farmers are increasingly able to work around Mother Nature. Obviously, she’s not making it easy and we’ll never defeat her completely, but we’re definitely winning more battles.
Despite rainy, cold conditions on and off throughout the month of May, most growers have been able to get in the fields at some point with the help of Case IH’s agronomically designed equipment. The Case IH True-Tandem™ 330 Turbo has been a favorite for coping with wet conditions and opening up the topsoil to allow for faster drying. After a string of many warm days, weeds sprouted in some fields, and farmers also utilized the Turbo 330 for tilling them out. The Turbo 330 and Case IH Tiger-Mate® 200 field cultivator have been beneficial to growers needing to break up sizeable clods as well.
One way to catch up on Mother Nature’s delays is to achieve earlier emergence. The Case IH Early Riser® planter is designed to be agronomically correct and has 12 unique features that all contribute to earlier, more uniform emergence.
This was the first season for the Case IH Precision Disk 500 and 500T air disk drills. Each drill’s ability to consistently reach an accurate seed depth while still maintaining impressive speeds is resulting in great performance for Case IH customers.
Below are links to all of this year’s Planting Reports from Case IH crop production specialists:
- Minnesota and the Dakotas
- Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
- Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota
- Illinois and Missouri
- East Coast
- Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia
- Iowa and northwest Illinois