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Agronomic Design Principles: Harvest Quality

Categories: Agronomic Design

In the sixth installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about what farmers can do to reduce harvest loss.

What are you doing on your farm to try to reduce harvest loss? (more…)

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…)

Agronomic Design Drives Case IH Innovation

Categories: Agronomic Design

Our final Case IH radio interview is with Dr. Rob Zemenchik, Case IH Crop Production Marketing Manager. Zemenchik discusses how Case IH customer input and a deep understanding of agronomic principles are fundamental to the Case IH design process. (more…)

An Internship Combining Agronomics and Machinery

Categories: From the Editor

Over the last few weeks, Case IH has asked our summer interns to share their perspectives. This intern insight blog is from Courtney Harder, Crop Production Sales and Marketing Intern. Courtney is a junior at Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural business and international agriculture with an agronomy minor. (more…)

This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, Case IH Crop Production 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 more than two years, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist. Read his report and let us know if you’re dealing with weeds in any of your fields and how you’re getting rid of them. (more…)

Shifting Crop Patterns and Practices

Categories: Agronomic Design

The past two posts in our agronomic challenges series have discussed soil compaction and crop residue. In our last installment with Case IH experts and moderator Jim Patrico, senior editor of DTN/The Progressive Farmer, who were at this year’s AG CONNECT Expo, we learn about managing risks associated with shifting crop patterns and practices. How are you managing risk on your operation?
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As the harvest season comes to a close, we’re reminded once again of the resilience and optimism of America’s farmers. Tell us about your harvest experience this year, and what you anticipate for next year. (more…)

Harvest Report: Western Canada Wraps Up Harvest

Ryan Braun provides this season’s final Harvest Report. He is the Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Alberta and western Saskatchewan in Canada. Look for our summary of the Harvest Reports next week, and tell us how the harvest progressed in your area. (more…)

Corn planting is moving fast in Missouri and central Illinois, says Dave Long, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who has been covering this territory for the past five years. It’s familiar territory in more ways than one: Long grew up on a farm in northwest Missouri.  Before joining Case IH 13 years ago, he managed a grain elevator and retail fertilizer facility in Missouri.  (more…)