In many parts of the country, fall turned to winter seemingly overnight. For some, that made the last few rounds of harvest more challenging. For others, that meant an end to fall tillage. If winter shut down your schedule before you or your agronomist could pull soil samples, you still can — and definitely should — test soil this spring.
By now, you’ve likely already begun implementing your 2015 cropping plan — seed order is in; your fall fertilizer is down; spring fertilizer is locked in; herbicide decisions are formulated. As you continue developing next year’s plan, don’t forget to factor in some flexibility.
Track technology is becoming more popular as customers look for equipment that offers the best maneuverability with the least amount of compaction. Case IH now has integrated this technology in the Magnum™ Rowtrac™ tractors. These tractors are fitted with tires in the front and tracks in the back, allowing for minimum compaction with maximum traction and ease of use.
This week’s planting report comes from Dave Brennan, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Nebraska, Colorado and western Kansas. He grew up on a diversified farm in northwest Iowa, raising corn, soybeans and livestock. Joining Case IH right after college, Brennan has served in a variety of roles with the company, including Parts & Service Quality Supervisor at the Grand Island combine manufacturing facility, Field Service Rep, Manager of Field Service Operations, Parts & Service Rep, and Precision Farming Product Specialist, before assuming his current post. (more…)
Case IH has a dedicated team of specialists that focus their efforts on assisting customers and dealers with utility tractors, as well as hay and forage equipment. Their expertise and knowledge of the equipment helps producers select the right product for their needs and then get the most out of it to ultimately improve their operation. Last week, we introduced you to the specialists in western parts of the U.S. and Canada. In this post, we will introduce the specialists who are serving the eastern areas. (more…)
In the fifth installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about pesticide and herbicide resistance.
What are you doing on your farm to try to reduce pesticide and herbicide resistance? (more…)