Del Massey, Case IH Crop Production Product Specialist who covers parts of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and the Bootheel region of Missouri, kicks off our 2014 planting reports. Del grew up on a farm in northeast Arkansas, growing corn, rice and soybeans. The farm is still in operation today. He’s been with Case IH for four years – the past two years as a Crop Production Product Specialist. (more…)
Each farmer has his or her own rule of thumb for determining planting depths for different crops, but is there really a “magic number” when it comes to seed planting depth?
What is your rule of thumb for determining planting depth? (more…)
Purchasing a new planter is a major decision. In this video, Case IH Planter Marketing Manager Bill Hoeg provides a detailed walk-around of the Early Riser® planter, explaining how its features contribute to increased yield potential. It includes a side-by-side comparison of an Early Riser row unit and a conventional row unit. See firsthand the distinct soil profiles of seed trenches that are the result of two different row units. (more…)
With a full line up of agricultural equipment in tow, Case IH is excited to visit with you at Commodity Classic on Feb. 27-March 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Named the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, the 2014 Commodity Classic is one show you won’t want to miss.
What are you most looking forward to while at Commodity Classic? (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…)
Today’s guest blogger is Mark Swanson, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. A 29-year veteran with Case IH, Mark has specialized in planters since 2006. Read his report and let us know if crops in your area are starting to emerge. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Tom Peterson, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering northwestern Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas. Peterson grew up on a farm in east central South Dakota. The farm started as a dairy farm and transitioned to only producing corn and soybeans. Prior to joining Case IH, Peterson worked as a sales manager for a seed treatment and micronutrient fertilizer business and worked for a financial receivables company that emphasized agribusiness. Read his report and let us know how soil conditions are in your area. (more…)
Kyle Riesberg, Case IH Crop Production Sales Specialist who covers virtually all of Kansas (all but two Kansas Case IH dealers are in his territory), files the following planting report. Kyle grew up on a corn and soybean farm in western Iowa and started with Case IH in January 2008 as a Planter Product Specialist.
Read his report below and let us know if planting has started in your area. We want to hear from you! (more…)
See what’s new and trending in production agriculture at Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers will descend upon Kissimmee, Fla., Feb. 28-March 2 to see the latest innovations, hear game-changing ideas and meet agriculture leaders from across the nation. (more…)