Seed bed preparation plays such an important role in determining your crops’ yields that it warrants your full attention. This spring, it likely deserves a healthy dose of flexibility, too.
Timing is top of mind no matter the season. That’s especially true when it comes to getting your crop in the ground. Every day can give your crop a greater opportunity to reach its full yield potential.
If you want to ensure plants come out of the ground at the same time, it all starts when seeds go into the ground. That’s key to getting the most from high-powered hybrids and varieties. It’s important to plan your strategies.
If you’re the check-the-box-and-move-on type, consider adjusting your ways — especially when it comes to agreements that involve your agronomic data. What you learn when you look close may surprise you.
If you’re not clear about your precision-technology provider’s approach to data ownership,
it’s time to ask some tough questions.
If you expect you’ll be up against some especially tough field conditions this spring, consider a new tillage tool or an upgrade to an existing one. But make sure you get the right one for the job.
If you want to see the growing season in a different light, make the switch to LED lights on all of your equipment. The move can save you time, expense, hassle and even a little personal wear and tear.
Preplant, pre-emerge, postemerge or in-season — the application window always seems squeezed. You’ll be ready if you spend some time now servicing your spray equipment. Plus, you’ll reduce the likelihood that downtime shatters that window.
There may be no worse feeling than having fields that are ready and a planter that is not. You can avoid those pangs by getting your planter in shape now.
Now that we’re well into the hay-feeding and hay-marketing seasons, you likely have a good idea about how the 2014 hay crop measures up. That makes this an excellent time to consider implementing steps that can help improve this year’s haying season.
If you’re looking for a break from cleaning the shop, catching up on bookwork or other winter chores, and if the surf and turf at the local steakhouse is the closest you’ll likely get to a beach vacation, let your mind and your mouse wander the Case IH websites. It can be a great tonic for cabin fever.