Tag: Early Riser Planter
To be sure, efficiency is neither a new nor unusual goal in farming. But it’s reassuring to know that when conditions dictate, we’ve got the tools and the drive to accomplish even more in a tighter time frame. That’s precisely the scenario that’s played out across the western Corn Belt this spring.
In many parts of the country, this planting season provided a great reminder about how easily windows for fieldwork open and close. If — rather than spending a day or two preparing your planter — you’d prefer to be in the field planting next spring, take the time now to properly store your planter.
When conditions are right and the weather’s cooperating, it’s tough to stop for lunch — let alone give your planter the once-over. But it’s time well spent, especially when you consider the delays a major repair causes.
Favorable conditions go a long way toward helping you achieve the all-important fast, uniform crop emergence. Having the right planting equipment — as producers across many southern states are experiencing — is a big help, too.
When you want to know if a pair of winter work gloves will keep your hands warm, you don’t trust test results from Jamaica. That’s why Case IH talked to farmers across the Corn Belt about their first year with the new 2000 series Early Riser® planters. Watch the video to learn what they had to say about their first-year experiences.
If pushing your clock ahead, a green hue across the pasture or college basketball brackets brings on that familiar spring itch, it’s important to apply the salve of patience before you start scratching your fields. As difficult as that might seem, your soils will thank you — and your crops will reward you.
When you pull your planter into that first field each spring, what’s your mindset? Excitement? Anticipation? Cautious optimism? By first putting yourself in the mindset of the seed you’re planting, you can head to the field with confidence.
As you wrap up harvest and prepare for another growing season, it’s time to reevaluate your operation and look for ways to maximize productivity next year.
Whether you rolled through planting season mostly unhindered, with the typical ups and downs, or with more challenges than you care to remember, it’s time to start evaluating how your planter performed.
If you’re not happy with your emerging crops’ stands this spring, your planter may simply need a thorough inspection. Adding this annual maintenance step before you park it for the season can help improve planter performance while improving its longevity and protecting resale value. (more…)