Tag: Spring Prep
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.
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 patien
ce before you start scratching your fields. As difficult as that might seem, your soils will thank you — and your crops will reward you.
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.
Out of sight, out of mind is no way to build a seedbed. New seedbed sensing technology from Case IH makes preparing a high-efficiency seedbed top of mind and lets you monitor your progress right from the tractor cab.
Getting your fertilizer down in tight spring or fall application windows is about more than fast field travel — especially if your application equipment doesn’t suit the soil conditions, field terrain or the way you like to farm. The new Case IH Nutri-Placer® 940 HSLD fertilizer applicator meets those objectives and more.
You spend a lot of time researching and selecting the right hybrids and seed varieties for your farm. It makes good sense to choose a planter that fits your individual operation — one that will help those carefully selected seeds reach their full yield potential.
Would you head to the field in the morning before fueling up? How about before checking the fluid levels in your tractor? Or inspecting and lubricating your equipment? Now, how often do you check the air in your tires before you pull out of the shed? If a pressure check isn’t routine, it could be costing you big bucks.
Equipment maintenance runs deeper than changing fluids and filters or tightening chains and belts. As you work to get your tractors, planters and tillage tools field-ready, remember that a little touch-up work or a whole new paint job can help preserve the longevity and value of your equipment.
When you remember your equipment with a precision farming upgrade during this season of giving, you can rest easy knowing it’s one present that will keep on giving for years to come.
Flying drones after the growing season is a great time to reexamine the possibilities of how added aerial intelligence can enhance the various aspects of your farming operation.