This spring’s weather challenges provided an excellent reminder about just how tight production windows can become. With the season fresh in our memories, it’s not too soon to think about how important fall tillage is to our cropping cycle and about how weather can squeeze that opportunity, too.
To be sure, efficiency is neither a new nor unusual goal in farming. But it’s reassuring to know that when conditions dictate, we’ve got the tools and the drive to accomplish even more in a tighter time frame. That’s precisely the scenario that’s played out across the western Corn Belt this spring.
Waiting out the weather — it’s a spring tradition most of us would rather avoid. This year, it’s testing the mettle of many in the western Corn Belt. Still, it’s important to remain patient and stay ready for when conditions improve.
As we enter the prime planting window across many corn states, it’s important to consider factors influencing those dates and how to meet them — even under challenging conditions. It’s also a good time to think about how Case IH track technology can help you accomplish those goals more efficiently.
If you think precision farming only is for your new-model equipment, then the new AccuStar GPS receiver from Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) is for you. This latest innovation from Case IH will help you affordably add ElectriSteer autoguidance and/or yield mapping capabilities.
The right equipment almost always makes the job go better. So when your work demands a tractor with maneuverability, capacity and power, the new Case IH Maxxum® series 2WD tractors will help you more efficiently put up that first hay cutting, get your fields planted and keep the home place looking great.
It’s one thing to generate a lot of horsepower. But no tractor more efficiently moves that power to the ground and the implement you’re pulling than the Case IH Steiger® 620. Similarly, that fluid efficiency permeates your entire operation all the way to your bottom line.
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.
With more than 1.2 million square feet of indoor exhibit space, the National Farm Machinery Show has it all. But you won’t truly see it all unless you pencil in a visit to the Case IH booth. We’ve got a lot to share, and we’d sure enjoy meeting you and learning about your operation.
No matter the size of your farming operation, you’re likely looking hard for ways to balance resources, labor and investment for maximum returns. It’s a proposition Canadian farmer Jason Girodat considers almost daily. Case IH equipment and technology are helping him meet the challenge.