Forages are valuable, whether you put up high-quality dairy hay, horse hay or grass hay to keep those high-value beef cows in condition. A timely harvest is good for your livestock, your hay-buying customers and your bottom line.
It’s planting season. But don’t wait on the weatherman before readying your planter. A few hours and some basic steps can help you avoid untimely delays, along with fair amount of frustration, when you pull into that first field.
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.
Depending on the year, spring rains can bring needed moisture or frustrating delays. Regardless, rainy days provide time to catch up on maintenance and repairs. And that can reduce downtime when the sun shines.
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.
Whether buying or selling, you know how valuable forages are these days. And it’s expected to stay that way. But no matter what the markets do, putting up the highest-quality hay remains the goal. New products and technology in the Case IH hay and forage lineup can help.
Soil compaction is one of those things that happens when you’re trying to get ahead. Instead, it can set your fields back for years. Consider the consequences before you try to gain a day or two this spring.
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.
Hindsight is OK in farming. Questioning your hybrid or herbicide selection or your marketing strategy can lead to better decisions. But never put yourself in a position where you have to ask, “Why didn’t we devote more time to safety?” It’s too late. You need to recommit to farm safety today.