Tag: Be Ready
When planting season wraps up, you’ll be tempted to park your planter in the shed and get on with growing crops. But if you take the time now to properly store your planter, you’ll likely make it to the field quicker next spring. (more…)
This planting season has been a welcome change across the northern Plains. With fewer weather challenges compared with the last two years, farmers have made good headway on spring wheat, sugarbeets and other crops. Timely maintenance can help ensure the rest of the season goes smoothly. (more…)
You can’t afford to let weeds, bugs or disease steal yield. You can’t afford to waste money applying pesticides at rates too high or too low. So think twice before you decide you can’t make the time to calibrate your spray equipment. (more…)
Information access sometimes seems more like information overload — until you need it. Make sure your smartphone and tablet have the best, most useful apps so you can prevent a headache or two this spring. (more…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.