Even though you might have parked your sprayer for the season weeks or even months ago, it’s important you spend a little more time with it before you park it for the winter. We sat down with Mark Burns, Case IH sprayer marketing manager, to pick his brain about the ins and outs of long-term sprayer storage. Here’s what we learned:
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.
No matter where or what you farm, harvest concerns and challenges revolve around similar themes: weather, prices, yields and, of course, more weather. The far West and Pacific Northwest are no different.
Ballasting means more than simply adding weight to your tractor. When you get it right, tractor ballasting can help you do more, spend less and reduce soil compaction. Before you launch your fall tillage program, make sure your tractors are properly ballasted. It can be a real moneymaker.
From the header on your combine to the service trailer behind your pickup and from the overhead wires across the end of your driveway to the soles on your work boots, nearly every aspect of harvest contributes to your safety. Make sure you give each detail the attention it deserves.
It’s important to glean more than grain during harvest. You’re likely already gathering precision farming data. When you supplement that information with notes and observations from the combine cab and at ground level, the additional knowledge can help you make productive adjustments heading into 2017.
Agriculture is an innovation industry. Always has been. Today — as we strive for better, more efficient ways to feed a growing population while pushing through a challenging ag economy — our efforts demand a sharper focus. It’s time to Rethink Productivity.
Efficient crop production is more than a catchphrase these days. It’s a requirement. At the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association MAGIE show, Case IH debuted two new products — AIM Command FLEX™ advanced spray technology and the Nutri-Tiller 955 strip-till applicator — designed to help you more efficiently grow every bushel you harvest. (more…)
Farm-show season is a great way to get a firsthand look at new products and gather valuable information that can help you evaluate the purchases and practices you’re considering on your operation. As you make plans to attend your favorite shows and events this fall, be sure to pencil in a visit with Case IH. You’ll find us at events across the country:
Certainly, there are more pleasant places to spend a summer day than inside a grain bin. But replacing a bearing on an auger during the heat of harvest isn’t much fun either. Spending some time on maintenance now will help keep the grain moving this fall.