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Mark Swanson is the Case IH Crop Production Specialist for central and northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. A 30-year veteran with Case IH, Mark has specialized in planters since 2006.

Read his report below and let us know if planting is underway in your area. We want to hear from you!  (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…)

This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Michigan, northwest Ohio and the northern half of Indiana. C.J. grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Dwight Ill., about 80 miles south of Chicago. His dad, uncle and cousin still operate the farm. At Case IH for just over a year, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist.  (more…)

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Swanson, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who covers eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. With the company for 29 years, Mark has been specializing in planters since 2006.

We’re closing in on 80 percent complete with corn planting in northwestern Illinois. Some corn went in the first week of April. Normally, planting starts after April 15. Some guys have already switched to beans. We’ve had good weather and they’ve got big planters, so there’s been nothing keeping them out of the fields until the weekend rains, which we really needed.  It had been really, really dry in Illinois. (more…)