The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy released a report in May 2013 that lists annual cover crops as the most influential practice for reducing nitrogen loss from fields that are in continuous row crop production. (more…)
Growers continually balance eight key agronomic needs: timeliness, crop residue management, soil tilth, seed bed conditions, seed placement accuracy, plant food availability, crop protection and harvest quality. This post is the first in a series that offers insights on some of these specific needs. This first post addresses seed placement accuracy. (more…)
Our final Case IH radio interview is with Dr. Rob Zemenchik, Case IH Crop Production Marketing Manager. Zemenchik discusses how Case IH customer input and a deep understanding of agronomic principles are fundamental to the Case IH design process. (more…)
Our Agronomic Design Insights video series is back with a focus on fall tillage. In this installment, Dr. Rob Zemenchik, Case IH Crop Production Marketing Manager, talks about what challenges producers face following harvest, and how the Case IH Agronomic Design principles of the new Ecolo-Tiger® 875 can help tackle fall primary tillage in preparation for next year’s crop. (more…)
Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. They are responsible for the Ag PhD series of newsletters, TV programs, radio broadcasts and workshops that help farmers get the largest yields and profit returns possible. This week, they share the No. 1 practice you can use to increase soybean yields. What management practices do you use for higher-yielding soybeans? (more…)
The second installment of our Agronomic Design Insights video series focuses on spraying and features Case IH sprayer expert Mark Burns and Greg Kruger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Specialist.
Have you completed your planned applications this season? Have Case IH Patriot® sprayers helped you be in fields at the optimal moment?
Well-known agronomist Darren Hefty is the guest blogger for this post. He and his brother, Brian, are responsible for the popular Ag PhD workshops, TV programs and radio broadcasts. In this post, Darren discusses his ways to improve alfalfa production. What practices do you use to maximize alfalfa tonnage? (more…)
Dr. Terry Griffin is the Vice President of Applied Economics at CRESCO Ag. He’s also an impassioned advocate of the movement to stop “eyeballing” data maps gathered with precision agriculture tools. He educates producers about why it’s important to not only have your precision ag data professionally analyzed, it’s also valuable to pool data with the producers in your area. (more…)
At the recent AG CONNECT Expo, Case IH hosted a panel of producers from across the country discussing how and why they are putting precision agriculture tools to work in their operations. Darren Hefty, farmer from South Dakota and co-host of Ag PhD, moderated the panel. View this video that shares the panel’s responses to the question “What are the best investments you’ve made in precision agriculture?” and then tell us what’s impacted your operation the most. (more…)