In the third installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about how maintaining proper soil tilth is essential in creating the best possible growing environment for plants. One challenge to this is moisture control, says Dr. Randy Raper, Professor at Oklahoma State University. (more…)
In this installment of our Agronomic Design Insights video series, Terry Snack, a Case IH Combine Product Specialist, focuses on how the agronomic design principles of the Case IH Axial-Flow combines and draper headers have helped producers reduce soybean harvest losses to a half bushel or less. How did soybean harvest turn out in your area?
In the second installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about proper seed bed conditions and how they can affect crop emergence.
What strategies do you use to obtain proper seed bed conditions? (more…)
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…)
Most farmers today plant seeds that have been genetically modified in some way, such as being more resistant to disease or pests. The science behind this process is complex and the scientists behind it invest years in their research. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we are honoring a few of the scientists who have helped make advances in modern agriculture. (more…)
During this year’s fall farm shows, visitors to the Case IH booth had the opportunity to play to become a Case IH “Ultimate Fan” through an interactive quiz. Those who weren’t able to make it to a show still had the option of playing online on the Case IH Facebook page.
Did you take the “Case IH Ultimate Fan” quiz at a fall farm show? (more…)
Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means that the gift-giving season is right around the corner. If you’re a tractor lover or have one on your list, you’ll want to be sure to check out a new book, “Red Tractors: 1958-2013,” and the “Magnum Tractor Calendar 2014.” (more…)