Ag Issues & Insights
Editors notes: Case IH strongly supports programs that are driving agriculture globally, such as the non-profit organization Tractors for Africa. All tractors through this program are fundraised and managed by Tractors for Africa.
On your farm, High-Efficiency Farming is about small changes in your agronomic approach that can yield big gains, such as adding technology to your planter for better seed placement. In the African country of Burkina Faso, High-Efficiency Farming starts with a Farmall® tractor.
Timing fertilizer applications to when your crops need them most is sound nutrient stewardship — and so much more. It’s about maximizing yields and your financial resources. The full lineup of Case IH application equipment can help you implement in-crop fertility programs so you can improve your yield potential.
During the heat of fieldwork, the last thing you want is to sacrifice the quality of your work. And you certainly don’t want to spend valuable time spinning your wheels on routine maintenance. When you choose Case IH Earth Metal® sweeps, you can rest assured you’re covered on both fronts.
In any successful farming operation, equipment uptime and cost management settle near the top of the priority list. Case IH remanufactured parts provide a big boost on both fronts, helping you keep your machines running smoothly and economically.
Jay Leno put the most powerful tractor in agriculture to the test — on the streets of L.A. Go along for the ride in a big red tractor in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.
Efficiency is more than a buzzword this growing season. For many of you, it’s your mantra. When it comes to application, efficiency is about more than conserving inputs — it’s about product and natural resources stewardship.1 So make time to calibrate your spray equipment now and throughout the application season. (more…)
When you head to the field this spring, planter in tow, you’ve got a lot on your mind. But if you’re willing to shatter some long-standing assumptions, you can simplify your focus to a handful of agronomic factors. And that can go a long way toward achieving the fast, uniform emergence that produces picket-fence stands of photocopy plants and, ultimately, higher yields.
Today’s corn and soybean genetics make for stronger, bigger yields. But the same genetics that make them resistant to weather, disease and pests make them tough to cut — and tough on your machine.
As you wait for your fields to dry (or thaw) and prepare to hit the ground running, don’t forget to take a walk — across your hayfields. Spring is the best time to evaluate alfalfa stands, consider fertility and pest control, and prepare for a timely harvest.
Diverse farming operations from California to the Carolinas — or from Brazil to Bangladesh— raising everything from apples to zucchini and corn to soybeans, can benefit from varying levels of automation. Case IH has led the way and now is laying framework for the technology.