Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. Jeff grew up helping on his grandparents’ poultry farm, where they also had an ornamental shrub nursery. Before joining Case IH, Jeff spent 18 years in the seed business. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Kurt Hohlbein, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Ohio, northern Indiana and western Michigan. He grew up on a row crop farm in Ohio and has been a Crop Production Specialist for the past three years. (more…)
In the fifth installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about pesticide and herbicide resistance.
What are you doing on your farm to try to reduce pesticide and herbicide resistance? (more…)
Uptime is very important to Roy Wendte, owner/operator of Wendte Farms, Ltd., in Altamont, Ill. That’s why he’s impressed with the service he’s had from the Case IH AFS Support Center.Have you used the Support Center? If so, tell us about your experience!
Ag PhD has developed two new apps for crop producers, which are now available on Apple® iOS and Google Android™ smartphone and tablet devices. What are some of the apps you use for your farming operation, and what do you like most about them? Let us know! (more…)
Terry Snack, Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Iowa, is this week’s harvest blogger. Snack was born and raised on a farm in east-central Illinois and went to work for International Harvester at about the same time the first Axial-Flow combine was introduced 35 years ago. In his three-plus decades with the company, Snack still “lives and breathes” combines. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Ontario. Jeff grew up helping on his grandparents’ poultry farm, where they also had an ornamental shrub nursery. Before joining Case IH, Jeff spent 18 years in the seed business. (more…)
As harvest comes to a close, we’re reminded once again of nature’s power. The drought in Texas that devastated crops and livestock. The excessive spring moisture that prevented 30 percent of Manitoba from even being seeded.
Yet something else also stands out in the 2011 harvest reports from throughout North America. And that is, thanks to continuous innovations in big iron, farmers are increasingly able to work around Mother Nature. Obviously we’ll never defeat her completely, but we’re definitely winning more battles.
There’s good news and bad news in the harvest reports coming out of the Southern Plains. Severe drought in Texas and Oklahoma has obviously taken a toll on yields in 2011. The good news is: Prices for some crops are twice what they were in 2010, and harvest is ahead of schedule, says this week’s harvest blogger, Dan Renaud (“the guy with the suspenders”). Renaud is the Case IH combine product specialist responsible for Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. With the company for 31 years, Renaud has spent the last 16 years as a Case IH product specialist, and the last decade focusing solely on combines. Like all Case IH product specialists, Renaud is based in the field, where he can most efficiently support Case IH customers and dealers.