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This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Michigan, northwest Ohio and the northern half of Indiana. C.J. grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Dwight Ill., about 80 miles south of Chicago. His dad, uncle and cousin still operate the farm. At Case IH for just over a year, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist.  (more…)

Tony Randall is the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering eastern South Dakota and the Red River Valley. He grew up on a diversified crop farm in Le Sueur, Minn. – the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant – and has an agronomy degree from the University of Minnesota-Waseca. Tony has been with Case IH for two years. (more…)

Guest-blogging for us today is Jeff Vap, the Case IH crop production sales specialist for Nebraska and Colorado. Jeff grew up on an alfalfa and cattle ranch in Red Cloud, Nebraska, where he still farms with his Dad. Jeff has been in agriculture all his life. At 17, he was “selling big round bales off a semi truck.” He studied agronomy in college, and started his career in ag inputs 10 years ago. Jeff worked at three different cooperatives across the state of Nebraska before joining Case IH.  (more…)

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Swanson, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who covers eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. With the company for 29 years, Mark has been specializing in planters since 2006.

We’re closing in on 80 percent complete with corn planting in northwestern Illinois. Some corn went in the first week of April. Normally, planting starts after April 15. Some guys have already switched to beans. We’ve had good weather and they’ve got big planters, so there’s been nothing keeping them out of the fields until the weekend rains, which we really needed.  It had been really, really dry in Illinois. (more…)

Insects to Watch in 2012

Categories: Agronomic Design

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…)