Tag: Spring Prep
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.
Recent rainfall has helped improve soil moisture across the northern Plains and will help already-planted crops get off to a good start. While you’re waiting for your fields to dry, it’s a good time to make sure your planting equipment is ready to roll. (more…)
From wet to dry to way too wet, field conditions across the southern United States are challenging farmers more than usual this spring. Case IH track technology and perseverance are helping growers plant as timely as possible.
The saying goes: If you don’t like the weather, just give it 15 minutes. The same goes for field conditions: If you don’t like them this spring, just wait until next year. The problem is that sitting out the season isn’t an option. (more…)
We’ve all seen the pictures of field-ready seeding equipment dusted with — and occasionally buried in — snow. Those reminders raise the question: Is there a planting season more volatile than spring in spring wheat country? (more…)
Green grass, the sound of a tractor humming in a field across the section, the smell of diesel mingled with blooming trees on a crisp, spring morning make it a whole lot easier to get up and off to a fast start during the growing season. Your crops, however, require more. (more…)
Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) gives you built-in precision technologies to improve your productivity and agronomic performance while minimizing input costs. A new growing season is the perfect time to put AFS to work on your farm. (more…)
From high-quality dairy hay to horse hay or the grass hay that feeds the country’s expanding cow herd, a timely harvest is good for your livestock, your hay-buying customers and your bottom line. Now is the time to spend some time with your hay equipment and in your hayfields. (more…)
Sprayer nozzle selection and performance might have more impact on your bottom line than any other equipment component. At the very least, their impact is greater than we think. So give your nozzles the attention they deserve before heading to the field this spring. (more…)
Lower commodity prices tend to focus our attention on the expense side of the balance sheet. But keeping a close eye on costs always is a good idea. One approach is to ensure each input delivers the best return possible. Take nitrogen, for example. (more…)