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Agronomic Design Principles: Plant Food Availability

Categories: Agronomic Design

In the fourth installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about giving plants every opportunity to maximize their potential through careful nutrient placement. (more…)


Season’s Greetings From Case IH!

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Looks like Santa is using a Steiger tractor to make tracks this holiday season! At Case IH, we want to thank you for trusting red iron throughout 2013, and look forward to helping you Be Ready in 2014. Whatever your needs, we take the utmost pride in helping you tackle your challenges and grow your business. From all of us here at Case IH, we wish you a joyous holiday season and prosperous New Year! (more…)

As the end of the year draws close, consider the benefits of buying equipment that will help you Be Ready day in and day out on your operation while some sizeable incentives are still in play. (more…)


Agronomic Design Principles: Soil Tilth

Categories: Agronomic Design

In the third installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about how maintaining proper soil tilth is essential in creating the best possible growing environment for plants.  One challenge to this is moisture control, says Dr. Randy Raper, Professor at Oklahoma State University. (more…)

In this installment of our Agronomic Design Insights video series, Terry Snack, a Case IH Combine Product Specialist, focuses on how the agronomic design principles of the Case IH Axial-Flow combines and draper headers have helped producers reduce soybean harvest losses to a half bushel or less.            How did soybean harvest turn out in your area?

In the second installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about proper seed bed conditions and how they can affect crop emergence.

What strategies do you use to obtain proper seed bed conditions? (more…)


Establishing a Good Cover Crop

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy released a report in May 2013 that lists annual cover crops as the most influential practice for reducing nitrogen loss from fields that are in continuous row crop production. (more…)

Growers continually balance eight key agronomic needs: timeliness, crop residue management, soil tilth, seed bed conditions, seed placement accuracy, plant food availability, crop protection and harvest quality. This post is the first in a series that offers insights on some of these specific needs. This first post addresses seed placement accuracy. (more…)

Most farmers today plant seeds that have been genetically modified in some way, such as being more resistant to disease or pests. The science behind this process is complex and the scientists behind it invest years in their research. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we are honoring a few of the scientists who have helped make advances in modern agriculture. (more…)