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Whether you’re putting down fertilizer during the spring or fall, the window is tight. Knowing that approaching weather can slam it shut doesn’t help you rest any easier. But a new coulter option for the Nutri-Placer 930 fertilizer applicator can ease some of that pressure.

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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.

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As you wait for your fields to dry (or thaw) and prepare to hit the ground running, don’t forget to take a walk — across your hayfields. Spring is the best time to evaluate alfalfa stands, consider fertility and pest control, and prepare for a timely harvest.

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By most accounts, last year’s crops came off with few hiccups. And then the switch flipped. In many areas, the season’s first run of bad weather shut down most fall fieldwork — and that was that. If you’re wondering how you’ll get your fields ready to plant this spring, it’s not too early to strategize.

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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.

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When unique challenges threaten your livelihood, you can throw up your hands. Or, like a group of Ohio farmers, you can throw your arms around the situation and tackle it head on. (more…)

Top Farm Trends Setting the Tone for 2017

Chasing what’s trendy can get you in trouble — at least that’s the conventional wisdom. But it’s during challenging times like these that so-called trendy practices often have emerged because they’ve stood up to strict scrutiny. They’ve proven their value.

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Change can be tough. Especially when a single adjustment impacts a year’s worth of work and you likely can’t measure the results until harvest — maybe longer. Case IH High-Efficiency Farming is built on the idea of challenging the status quo and finding those small changes that deliver the greatest returns.

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It’s that time of year. Time to give your operation the once-over. Time to reexamine the way you farm and to look for changes — no matter how small — that can improve production. It’s time to break the status quo and shatter assumptions. It’s time for High-Efficiency Farming.

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Evaluation and decision-making are part of everyday life in farming. As you know, now is the ideal time to dig deeper and identify adjustments that can bring big benefits.

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