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Yield estimates can help you prepare for harvest.

Yield Estimates Can Help Harvest Planning

At this point in the growing season, yield potential becomes reality. How do your crops look? By estimating yields, you can do more than satisfy your curiosity. Sound estimates can help you prepare for harvest and make better decisions. (more…)

Hiring the right employees can help keep harvest on track.

Tips to Hire the Right Harvest Help

When you hire seasonal help, the goal is to find employees who can help you get the work done. Investing a little time up front can help you avoid hiring employees who would add to your workload. (more…)

Timed right, late-season hay cuttings can provide a forage bonus.

So When Will You Make That Last Hay Cut?

Timing your hay cuttings is a balance between forage quantity and quality. As we approach this season’s final cuttings, a third factor weighs heavily: next year’s productivity. Consider when — or if — you take off another cutting and how that could affect the long-term productivity of your hay fields. (more…)

As summer transitions to fall, will the weather patterns change? If they do, will it be for the better? Case IH track technology can help you get your crops out so you can get back in the field with your tillage equipment quicker. And it can help you do both with a lighter footprint. (more…)

Farming technology is always changing. Are you keeping up? Tune in to RFD-TV’s “Rural America Live” on Monday, Aug. 3, to learn how the Case IH AFS Connect advanced farm management system can help you make better decisions. (more…)

Farm upkeep projects might not top your summer fun list, but they sure beat making major repairs during the height of the season. And then there are chores that simply need doing — and the dead of winter is no time to paint a house. By making good use of these summer hours, you’ll avoid headaches down the road. (more…)

When you want to check out the weather or see how your crops are doing, you look out the window or walk your fields. That’s great information — if you’re planning a picnic or evaluating your fertility program. But you need a broader view when making cropping or marketing decisions. (more…)

Weed competition remains a threat to vulnerable crops, whether they are late-planted, replanted or suffering from poor growing conditions. Carefully consider whether to spray those weeds. If you do need to spray, are you prepared to do the job right? (more…)

Saturated fields need extra attention.

Key Decisions Can Help Saturated Crops

Most years, you would be happy to kick a little mud off your boots in July. But when those boots are hip waders, the situation is serious. If you’re dealing with wet, saturated fields this summer, careful management can help those crops finish the season strong. (more…)

If you’re unsure about the importance of cleaning your spray equipment, take a look around the countryside. The telltale yellowed, cupped or stunted crops usually appear just inside the field gate, stretch about the width of your spray rig and fade into the field. Properly clean your equipment so your fields will stay green and growing, fencerow to fencerow. (more…)