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.
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…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you don’t yet have a soil-sampling plan for your fields, it’s time to dust off the soil probe or contact your agronomist. With a soil analysis in hand, you can use the new Case IH Nutri-Tiller 955 strip-till applicator to help create a high-efficiency seedbed and apply up to three fertilizer products in a single pass.
These days, fall tillage is as much a part of harvest as crisp, frosty mornings and meals served in the combine cab. It’s a critical step in maximizing returns from today’s top-yielding crop genetics. To get there, you must set up your tillage equipment to accomplish all it’s designed to do.
Wet fields hindering harvest across large swaths of the Northern Plains have many farmers searching for a way to dry their fields. Although there’s no quick fix, one potential solution is to improve moisture management throughout the growing season by helping it move deeper in the soil profile.