Darren Hefty of Ag PhD takes a plant tissue sample.
Well-known agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. Through radio and television programs and during workshops, the Heftys help educate farmers and provide information to help farmers improve their profitability. In this blog post, Brian and Darren discuss how to make plant tissue analysis useful and how it can help improve your fertility program. (more…)
We conclude our agronomy series this week with highlights from the featured agronomists who contributed over the last four weeks. Look for more agronomic updates as we enter the growing season and throughout the year. We hope you found the featured blogs interesting and informative, and we hope they will help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season and beyond.
We began the agronomy series with Brian Hefty of Ag PhD. Brian and his brother Darren work with their father in the family seed and ag chemical business, Hefty Seed. The brothers also produce regular podcasts on their website, radio and television programs and hold winter workshops for farmers. (more…)
One of the most popular online sources for agricultural information in Ontario is CropLine. Sponsored by the Ontario Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), CropLine is a weekly podcast covering all kinds of topics of interest to crop farmers. Peter Johnson, cereals specialist for field crops with OMAFRA is the voice behind CropLine, with help from guest speakers. Johnson is an animated, interesting speaker who discusses markets, soils, weeds, diseases and many other crop-related issues. As part of our Agronomy Series, we highlight Johnson’s recent CropLine discussion on lambsquarters research at the University of Guelph. Our goal at Case IH is to provide useful sources of information; we hope this blog and others like it will help you Be Ready for the future. (more…)
Our Agronomy Series is designed to help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season. We’re fortunate to have some great resources within Case IH who are anxious to assist you. Dr. Rob Zemenchik, Sales and Marketing Manager for Case IH Tillage Products, is a trained agronomist and is our guest blogger this week. Here, he discusses how to measure for soil compaction to help you properly set your tillage equipment in the spring. (more…)
As we continue our Agronomy Series, our goal is to help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season and beyond. This week we hear from Robert Streit, owner of Central Iowa Agronomics in Boone, Iowa. Bob grew up in northern Iowa and was interested in crop production, even as a 4-H member. He graduated from Iowa State University in Ag Sciences with an emphasis in pest management, plant pathology and agronomy. He was a technical services agronomist for 20 years before starting his own business in 2002. Bob has a “full-service” business, including soil testing to maintain optimum soil conditions. We asked him to share his thoughts about anticipated insect issues in 2012 and his comments follow. (more…)
We know you’re thinking about the upcoming growing season, so we’ve asked agronomists from different regions of the U.S. and Canada to provide their insights on what you should be looking for in 2012 to help you Be Ready for the future.
We begin with Brian Hefty of Ag PhD. Brian grew up on a farm and graduated from South Dakota State University. After working for an ag chemical company, he returned to join his father in the family seed and ag chemical business, Hefty Seed, which has since grown from one store to 33 stores in eight states. His brother, Darren, also joined the business, and in 1998, Brian and Darren started a television show called Ag PhD. They’ve produced a brand-new, half-hour show every week for the past 14 years. Through radio, television and workshops, the Heftys’ goal is to help educate farmers and help them improve their profitability. In this blog, Brian discusses corn rootworm issues and Goss’s Wilt. (more…)
Over the last few weeks, I’ve invited Case IH experts, Bill Preller and Alan Forbes, to explain the five steps of Case IH’s Customer Driven Product Development (CDPD) process and how it influenced the development of the new Case IH Early Riser® planter toolbars.
This week, we continue to explore the Case IH Customer Driven Product Development process—this time with the help of Dale Simpson, Case IH marketing manager for seeding, who will walk us through how the CDPD process influenced the development of crucial seeding components to help farmers work within those tight seeding windows.