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It’s easy to get used to the tools and practices you’ve been using on your operation for years. Fortunately, farm-show season is a great way to find new products and learn new information to improve your returns.

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Seeding windows are tight for winter wheat — about three weeks in most regions. The same goes for cover crops or forages for late-season grazing. It’s a good idea to prepare your seeding equipment now before fall work inches up your priority list.

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No one needs to remind you it’s time to get ready for harvest. But these reminders can help you be more efficient in your preparation and, ultimately, help your season go smoothly.

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Most of us likely could benefit by adding more power, intelligence and simplicity to our operations. If accomplishing that in a single tool seems impossible, take a look at the new CVXDrive continuously variable transmission (CVT) from Case IH.

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When you rely on pinpoint accuracy across your fields, you can’t have your surroundings getting in the way That’s why we’re working hard to expand coverage for our Case IH Advanced Farming Systems RTK+ cellular-based correction — so you don’t have to settle for anything less than sub-inch accuracy.

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The easier it is to transfer your precision farming data and manage who you share your data with, the better you can use that information to help guide decisions about your fields and your operation.

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Although some might consider it counting your chickens before they’re hatched, yield estimating can be a valuable planning and harvest preparedness tool. Best of all, it’s relatively easy, requiring only a little of your time and a few simple calculations.

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Too wet, too dry; rarely just right. Putting up high-quality hay is a balancing act that requires good timing, reliable equipment and a little bit of luck. Monitoring moisture levels in your hay crop throughout the production process can help harvest better, more consistent high-quality hay.

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Whether monitoring fields from the ground or from up above, you’re bound to find a handful of problem areas that have you stumped. A plant analysis can be a useful diagnostic tool. And in many regions, the window to gather samples is open.

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“We’re trying to be the most efficient we can be with what we have,” says Jason Strode. Jason and his father, Richard, farm about 5,200 acres of corn and soybean crops near Owensboro, Kentucky, where they’ve begun focusing on nitrogen management and have looked harder at providing nitrogen to the crop when it needs it.

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