When you head to the field this spring, planter in tow, you’ve got a lot on your mind. But if you’re willing to shatter some long-standing assumptions, you can simplify your focus to a handful of agronomic factors. And that can go a long way toward achieving the fast, uniform emergence that produces picket-fence stands of photocopy plants and, ultimately, higher yields.
Today’s corn and soybean genetics make for stronger, bigger yields. But the same genetics that make them resistant to weather, disease and pests make them tough to cut — and tough on your machine.
Diverse farming operations from California to the Carolinas — or from Brazil to Bangladesh— raising everything from apples to zucchini and corn to soybeans, can benefit from varying levels of automation. Case IH has led the way and now is laying framework for the technology.
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.
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.
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.
As you make plans to attend your favorite organizations’ annual meetings and conventions early this year, be sure to pencil in a visit with Case IH. You’ll find us at events across the country. We’d sure enjoy meeting you and learning about your operation.
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.
Seedbed preparation starts at harvest with even residue distribution out the back of your combine. But it’s the next step that sets up your fields for success come spring — if you choose the right tillage tool and get it set right.