Certainly, there are more pleasant places to spend a July day than inside a grain bin. But replacing a bearing on an auger during the heat of harvest isn’t much fun either. Spending some time on maintenance now will help keep the grain moving this fall.
You already have a lot to consider when deciding if a fungicide application will pay off in this year’s crop.1 With the right spray equipment, you can focus on the financials, knowing that you’re doing all you can to get the application part right. (more…)
Although it may be hard to pinpoint the revenue lost to contaminated spray equipment, the damage is obvious. Whether grain prices are at a peak or in a valley, taking the time to carefully and thoroughly clean your sprayer is well worth the effort. (more…)
Whether you rolled through planting season mostly unhindered, with the typical ups and downs, or with more challenges than you care to remember, it’s time to start evaluating how your planter performed.
It can be a challenge to keep an eye on your crops while you’re still trying to get all of your crops in the ground. But that seems to be the theme this spring. Early season scouting is critical to your crops’ success. Be sure to make time to head off any threats. (more…)
Spring planting wouldn’t be spring planting without up-and-down weather. But there comes a time when we would welcome an extended dry spell to bring the season to a timely conclusion. Many farmers in parts of Illinois and Indiana are more than ready to see the dust fly again.
Recent rainfall has helped improve soil moisture across the northern Plains and will help already-planted crops get off to a good start. While you’re waiting for your fields to dry, it’s a good time to make sure your planting equipment is ready to roll. (more…)
From wet to dry to way too wet, field conditions across the southern United States are challenging farmers more than usual this spring. Case IH track technology and perseverance are helping growers plant as timely as possible.
Green grass, the sound of a tractor humming in a field across the section, the smell of diesel mingled with blooming trees on a crisp, spring morning make it a whole lot easier to get up and off to a fast start during the growing season. Your crops, however, require more. (more…)
Not all farms, fields or soils are suited for the classic corn-soybean rotation. Experience and the right red equipment have helped Minnesota’s Connelly brothers go corn-on-corn exclusively each of the last four years. It’s the best option across their operation. (more…)