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Today’s guest blogger is Mark Swanson, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. A 29-year veteran with Case IH, Mark has specialized in planters since 2006. Read his report and let us know if crops in your area are starting to emerge. (more…)

2013 Planting Report: Catching Up in the Dakotas

Categories: Field Reports

Today’s guest blogger is Tom Peterson, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering northwestern Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas. Peterson grew up on a farm in east central South Dakota. The farm started as a dairy farm and transitioned to only producing corn and soybeans. Prior to joining Case IH, Peterson worked as a sales manager for a seed treatment and micronutrient fertilizer business and worked for a financial receivables company that emphasized agribusiness. Read his report and let us know how soil conditions are in your area. (more…)

This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, Case IH Crop Production 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 more than two years, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist. Read his report and let us know if you’re dealing with weeds in any of your fields and how you’re getting rid of them. (more…)

Dave Brennan is the Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Nebraska, Colorado and southern South Dakota. He grew up on a diversified farm in northwest Iowa, raising corn, soybeans and livestock. Joining Case IH right after college, Brennan has served in a variety of roles with the company, including parts and quality supervisor at the Grand Island combine manufacturing facility, field service rep, Manager of Field Service Operations, Parts & Service rep and Precision Farming Product Specialist, before assuming his current post. Read his report and let us know if you’ve used the new Case IH Precision Disk 500T air disk drill, and what you think about seeding with it. (more…)

Guest-blogging for us today is Tony McClelland, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for northern Illinois and two-thirds of Missouri. Growing up, McClelland spent his summers working on a farm. He started with Case IH in 1999 in tech support for Case IH Magnum™ and Maxxum® tractors. Before becoming a Crop Production Specialist, McClelland worked in inside sales, High Horsepower tractor marketing, and served as a Tractor Specialist. Read his report and let us know if farmers are getting anxious to plant or rolling full steam ahead in your area(more…)

Managing Crop Residue

Categories: Agronomic Design

On the Be Ready Stage at the recent AG CONNECT Expo, Jim Patrico, senior editor of DTN/The Progressive Farmer, talked with three Case IH experts about managing agronomic challenges in 2013. In our last post, we included video featuring main points from their discussion on soil compaction. (more…)

Meet with Success at Commodity Classic

Categories: Farm Shows

See what’s new and trending in production agriculture at Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers will descend upon Kissimmee, Fla., Feb. 28-March 2 to see the latest innovations, hear game-changing ideas and meet agriculture leaders from across the nation. (more…)

Our Case IH product specialists based in the field tell me that a few of you have already begun to put seed in the ground this spring.  This week’s initial USDA Crop Progress Report confirms that.

Many of you are still gearing up, or perhaps just impatiently waiting for the first crop insurance planting date:  April 6 for corn in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and April 11 for Iowa and Minnesota. So what’s top-of-mind for you during this critical window?  (more…)

Case IH has made the winter farm show circuit and enjoyed visiting with many of you at these premier events. We hope the conversations we had with you, along with a look at our equipment, will help you Be Ready to take on the upcoming growing season.

What shows did you attend this winter? Leave a comment and let us know. Here’s a recap of a few of the recent winter shows: (more…)

Help Plants Thrive With Proper Seed Bed Preparation

Categories: Agronomic Design

Our Agronomy Series is designed to help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season. We’re fortunate to have some great resources within Case IH who are anxious to assist you. Dr. Rob Zemenchik, Sales and Marketing Manager for Case IH Tillage Products, is a trained agronomist and is our guest blogger this week. Here, he discusses how to measure for soil compaction to help you properly set your tillage equipment in the spring. (more…)