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Agronomic Design

This is the fourth installment in the Be Ready blog series on photocopy plants. This week’s post discusses the importance of good seed-to-soil contact. (more…)

Del Massey, Case IH Crop Production Product Specialist who covers parts of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and the Bootheel region of Missouri, kicks off our 2014 planting reports. Del grew up on a farm in northeast Arkansas, growing corn, rice and soybeans. The farm is still in operation today. He’s been with Case IH for four years – the past two years as a Crop Production Product Specialist. (more…)

This post continues our Be Ready blog series on achieving photocopy plants. Bill Hoeg, Case IH Planter Marketing Manager, shares the following insights on uniform planting depth. (more…)

Today, we continue our Be Ready blog series looking at the six agronomic drivers that impact photocopy plants; this installment focuses on proper seed depth.

Each farmer has his or her own rule of thumb for determining planting depths for different crops, but is there really a “magic number” when it comes to seed planting depth?

What is your rule of thumb for determining planting depth? (more…)

Spring is here, and after a long winter in many parts of the country, farmers are looking forward to planting. At Case IH, we strive to help growers achieve photocopy plants, which are plants that emerge at the same time, with the same stalk thickness, that go on to arrive at the same leaf and ear stages providing longer, more uniform ear length, and ultimately higher yield potential. (more…)

The Case IH Steiger® Quadtrac 620 was selected as “Machine of the Year 2014” at Agritechnica this past November in Hannover, Germany. The group that selected the “Machine of the Year” was quite impressed with the Steiger’s peak performance due to traction and soil protection. (more…)

In spring 2015, Case IH customers will get to use the newly introduced True-Tandem™ 335 VT for spring tillage. The 335 VT builds on the heritage of the successful True-Tandem 330 Turbo with added features designed to allow the user to take more control of their operation and reduce maintenance. (more…)

Purchasing a new planter is a major decision. In this video, Case IH Planter Marketing Manager Bill Hoeg provides a detailed walk-around of the Early Riser® planter, explaining how its features contribute to increased yield potential. It includes a side-by-side comparison of an Early Riser row unit and a conventional row unit. See firsthand the distinct soil profiles of seed trenches that are the result of two different row units. (more…)

Darren Hefty of Ag PhD takes a plant tissue sample.

Well-known agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. Through radio and television programs and during workshops, the Heftys help educate farmers and provide information to help farmers improve their profitability. In this blog post, Brian and Darren discuss how to make plant tissue analysis useful and how it can help improve your fertility program.  (more…)

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Agronomy Series Highlights

We conclude our agronomy series this week with highlights from the featured agronomists who contributed over the last four weeks. Look for more agronomic updates as we enter the growing season and throughout the year. We hope you found the featured blogs interesting and informative, and we hope they will help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season and beyond.

We began the agronomy series with Brian Hefty of Ag PhD. Brian and his brother Darren work with their father in the family seed and ag chemical business, Hefty Seed. The brothers also produce regular podcasts on their website, radio and television programs and hold winter workshops for farmers.  (more…)

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