Tag: Spring Prep
When your operation demands a large planter, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice agronomic performance. And you shouldn’t need a pry bar or can opener to get it into and out of your fields.
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.
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.
During spring planting, it can feel like every time you turn around you’ve got more and more to do. New Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) AccuTurn automated headland-turning technology from Case IH can help ease that burden and improve your productivity.
Whether the groundhog proves right or wrong, you’ve still got time to knock out a few more projects before spring. Here are a few ideas about how to make the most out of what’s left of winter:
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.
Even if you’re not the New Year’s resolution type, this is the time of year to scrutinize every aspect of your farming operation and look for ways to increase your profit potential. Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) is one way that can help improve the expense and income sides of the ledger.
Protecting your crops from pests balances several factors, from product selection to treatment timing to stewardship. Ultimately, you want to cost-effectively achieve full yield potential. Take time now to evaluate your application methods and equipment. (more…)
Spring planting wouldn’t be spring planting without up-and-down weather. But there comes a time when we would welcome an extended dry spell to bring the season to a timely conclusion. Many farmers in parts of Illinois and Indiana are more than ready to see the dust fly again.
It’s tough to knock spring rains. The moisture is welcome and critical to help your crops get off to a good start. But with the recent rainy stretch slowing planting across wide swaths of the country, Case IH track technology can help bring timeliness and efficiency to your operation. (more…)