Whether you’re running one combine or 10, two tractors or 20, you’ve got a fleet, and you count on it to keep you productive. It’s much more than equipment; it’s an asset. Like any asset, it requires management to achieve an optimal return.
As grain bins for on-farm storage popped up like crops during spring in recent years, they brought improved marketing options and reduced commercial storage costs. They also shifted more grain quality responsibility to the producer.
We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the 2014 harvest season. In western Iowa, western Minnesota, South Dakota and southern North Dakota, the corn harvest is more than 50 percent complete, with yields of 160 to 190 bushels per acre. A good share of soybeans also have been harvested, with some of the best yields in Iowa at 60 or more bushels per acre.
During the long days of this fall’s harvest, your mind likely wandered — maybe even daydreamed a bit — thinking about next year and the needs of your operation. If you decided it’s time to add, replace or upgrade tractors, how will you decide between tracks and wheels? The good news is, now you can choose either or both.
This year, the Case IH Patriot® 4430, Nutri-Tiller 950 and Nutri-Placer 920 are among nominees for the No-Till Farmer newsletter and Conservation Tillage Guide magazine 2014 No-Till Product of the Year. Voting is now open until Nov. 8, 2014.
We all know the slogan “There’s an app for that.” But knowing which apps to try isn’t always easy. Here are some we think help increase productivity while managing operations. Grab your tablet or smart phone and give them a try.
Rain and late-maturing crops have created challenging harvest conditions in Nebraska. Case IH Combine Specialist Jesse Williams shares his perspective on this year’s crop.
Taking good care of equipment in fall before putting it away can provide a strong start next spring. Mark Burns, Marketing Manager, Application Equipment with Case IH, shares a checklist for taking care of your sprayer this fall. Here are his tips:
Some areas of the country will have record-high yields this fall because of favorable growing conditions. New tougher hybrids and increased population are making crop residue more difficult to manage. Although tillage might not be necessary in all fields, consider some best practices if you plan to till this fall, said Tim Nix, Tillage Marketing Manager, Case IH.
The evolution of precision technology has increased available data for producers. As a result, users want better access and better security, which raises a number of questions: Who sees what data? Where is data stored? How secure is the data? Who controls the data? And most important, who owns the data?
At Case IH, the answer is simple — farmers should own and control their own agronomic data.