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This is the fourth installment in the Be Ready blog series on photocopy plants. This week’s post discusses the importance of good seed-to-soil contact. (more…)


The Case IH Steiger® Quadtrac 620 was selected as “Machine of the Year 2014” at Agritechnica this past November in Hannover, Germany. The group that selected the “Machine of the Year” was quite impressed with the Steiger’s peak performance due to traction and soil protection. (more…)

Purchasing a new planter is a major decision. In this video, Case IH Planter Marketing Manager Bill Hoeg provides a detailed walk-around of the Early Riser® planter, explaining how its features contribute to increased yield potential. It includes a side-by-side comparison of an Early Riser row unit and a conventional row unit. See firsthand the distinct soil profiles of seed trenches that are the result of two different row units. (more…)

AFS AccuGuide Updated for Magnum Tractors

Fully integrated Case IH Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) technology helps producers maximize their return on investment and maximize short windows during critical seasons. Using only the AFS Pro 700 control center, producers can seamlessly interface with multiple new technology upgrades available in 2014. (more…)

Experts say that what you do during harvest can have a big impact in the spring. In this installment of our Agronomic Design principles series, we’re talking about the importance of leaving behind the right amount and type of residue at harvest time.

How does your operation manage crop residue during harvesting? (more…)

In the second installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about proper seed bed conditions and how they can affect crop emergence.

What strategies do you use to obtain proper seed bed conditions? (more…)

At Farm Progress Show 2013, Case IH introduced the Steiger® Rowtrac™ 500, the highest horsepower tracked row crop tractor on the market.

How could a Steiger Rowtrac help your operation Be Ready to meet future challenges and opportunities? Let us know in the comments section below. (more…)

An Internship Combining Agronomics and Machinery

Categories: From the Editor

Over the last few weeks, Case IH has asked our summer interns to share their perspectives. This intern insight blog is from Courtney Harder, Crop Production Sales and Marketing Intern. Courtney is a junior at Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural business and international agriculture with an agronomy minor. (more…)

Food For Thought On Thanksgiving

Categories: From the Editor

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, we’re grateful for farmers who work tirelessly to grow our food. We give thanks too for the bountiful resources we have in North America: productive soils, structured markets, a quality infrastructure and the technology that allows us to keep improving efficiency and yields. Other areas of the world are not as fortunate.

Howard G. Buffett, a speaker at the Borlaug Dialogue symposium during the World Food Prize this fall, has worked extensively in Africa to alleviate hunger. A farmer, philanthropist, and son of Warren Buffett, he is also a gifted photographer, and documented the hunger situation in his book, Fragile – The Human Condition. Through his journey, he discovered that we can’t solve other people’s problems, no matter how much money we spend; people need to be engaged in solving their own problems, with help from others.

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Watch the complete explanation of the True-Tandem 330 Turbo vertical tillage product.

Producers are busy with fall tillage as the harvest season wraps up, and we see vertical tillage being used more frequently. The True-Tandem™ 330 Turbo is put to good use in the fall behind the combine, as well as before planting in the spring.

The more fall field work you can get done now, the less you have to do in the spring, and many of you are taking advantage of the favorable conditions we’ve had in most parts of the country this fall to prepare the soil for the 2012 growing season. (more…)