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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…)

Planting season is moving a lot faster than normal in the Mississippi Delta and Mid-South, says Luke Gazaway, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who covers the territory from St. Louis through Memphis, down to New Orleans. With Gazaway’s post, we begin a new series of planting reports from Case IH crop specialists, who provide field support to customers and dealers throughout North America. Gazaway grew up on a family farm in northeast Arkansas, and has spent his entire life in agriculture, including a stint selling seed before he came to Case IH six years ago.  (more…)

Our Case IH product specialists based in the field tell me that a few of you have already begun to put seed in the ground this spring.  This week’s initial USDA Crop Progress Report confirms that.

Many of you are still gearing up, or perhaps just impatiently waiting for the first crop insurance planting date:  April 6 for corn in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and April 11 for Iowa and Minnesota. So what’s top-of-mind for you during this critical window?  (more…)

Warm temperatures have farmers heading to the fields early this year. There are reports of corn being planted in many states while some ponder, is it too early to put seed in the ground? In other areas, producers are planting spring wheat a month earlier than usual.  Regardless of planting dates, farmers are busy preparing fields and equipment. (more…)

To Be Ready for the future, you need all the best tools at your disposal: the best equipment, the best technology and the best seed, among other things. Reports of possible seed shortages for the coming season have created discussion in agriculture circles. Are the reports real, or are they exaggerated? What do you think? (more…)

1200 Series Early Riser 24-row planter

Planting Through The Mud

The late 2011 planting season, caused by the wet weather, has many North American crop producers working through less than ideal conditions in order to get crops planted within acceptable windows. Maintaining your planter for a normal planting season is one thing, but preparing your planter for muddy field conditions is another.

Chris Lursen, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Early Riser planters offers several tips to help you increase your productivity and avoid getting stuck during this unusually muddy planting season.

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A bountiful harvest begins with your planter. Preparing for planting means more than selecting the right genetics.  It’s important to remember some critical planter maintenance tips and adjustments for this year’s planting:

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