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.
A driving force behind Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) is to provide the information you need to help turn potential into profit. Other features can help ease your workload so you can be more efficient with your time. But neither can happen if you’re not getting the most from your technology.
Case IH designed its Precision Disk™ single disk air drills with the technology to help make every seed count. But if you raise spring-seeded cereal crops, soybeans or specialty crops, such as canola or flax, across Northern climates, then you know the demands of an already short season require you to be prepared.
No matter your weed control program — preplant burndown, pre-emergence foundation herbicide, postemergence application or all the above — spray windows play an important role in getting your crops off to a good start. Will your sprayer be ready?
Whether you’re putting down fertilizer during the spring or fall, the window is tight. Knowing that approaching weather can slam it shut doesn’t help you rest any easier. But a new coulter option for the Nutri-Placer 930 fertilizer applicator can ease some of that pressure.
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.
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 patience before you start scratching your fields. As difficult as that might seem, your soils will thank you — and your crops will reward you.
As you wait for your fields to dry (or thaw) and prepare to hit the ground running, don’t forget to take a walk — across your hayfields. Spring is the best time to evaluate alfalfa stands, consider fertility and pest control, and prepare for a timely harvest.
When your operation demands a large planter, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice agronomic performance. And you shouldn’t need a pry bar or can opener to get it into and out of your fields.
By most accounts, last year’s crops came off with few hiccups. And then the switch flipped. In many areas, the season’s first run of bad weather shut down most fall fieldwork — and that was that. If you’re wondering how you’ll get your fields ready to plant this spring, it’s not too early to strategize.