Agriculture is an innovation industry. Always has been. Today — as we strive for better, more efficient ways to feed a growing population while pushing through a challenging ag economy — our efforts demand a sharper focus. It’s time to Rethink Productivity.
Efficient crop production is more than a catchphrase these days. It’s a requirement. At the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association MAGIE show, Case IH debuted two new products — AIM Command FLEX™ advanced spray technology and the Nutri-Tiller 955 strip-till applicator — designed to help you more efficiently grow every bushel you harvest.
Your workload before, during and after harvest rivals any other time of year. The right midsize tractor can help you get more done more efficiently. And that’s important, whether you’re harvesting this year’s crop or readying fields for next year’s.
If putting up corn silage signals the start of your harvest season, then it’s time to start monitoring your fields and getting your harvesting equipment ready. Once the crop reaches the dent stage, the window for optimal silage production can close quickly.
Properly used, the field data you gather this harvest season can positively impact decisions for years to come. But only if it’s properly gathered. Preharvest preparation is critical to helping ensure your combine is ready to collect accurate data.
As we near the point in the haying season when you begin to plan your last cuttings of the season, it’s also a good time to consider evaluating hayfields for next year.
Certainly, there are more pleasant places to spend a summer day than inside a grain bin. But replacing a bearing on an auger during the heat of harvest isn’t much fun either. Spending some time on maintenance now will help keep the grain moving this fall.
Depending on how you’re set for moisture, you likely have a pretty good idea about which fields could benefit from improved drainage. So now is a good time to plan how you’ll address water management once your crop comes off. Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) can help.
You already have a lot to consider when deciding if a fungicide application will pay off in this year’s crop.1 With the right spray equipment, you can focus on the financials, knowing that you’re doing all you can to get the application part right.
Although it may be hard to pinpoint the revenue lost to contaminated spray equipment, the damage is obvious. Whether grain prices are at a peak or in a valley, taking the time to carefully and thoroughly clean your sprayer is well worth the effort.