Fall is the time to lay the groundwork for next season. Soil sampling and testing are important steps. But to achieve an accurate fertility profile for your fields, you need to pull soil samples correctly. (more…)
You can’t measure what you don’t monitor. Assuming the old business adage is true, do you have a strategy for evaluating this year’s crops? Before your attention fully shifts to harvest prep, now is a good time to plan your approach. (more…)
At this point in the growing season, yield potential becomes reality. How do your crops look? By estimating yields, you can do more than satisfy your curiosity. Sound estimates can help you prepare for harvest and make better decisions. (more…)
Fall tillage can help lay the foundation for next season’s production. But one tillage plan with a single implement might not be best for every field. A more prescriptive approach can help ensure better returns on your investment. (more…)
Timing your hay cuttings is a balance between forage quantity and quality. As we approach this season’s final cuttings, a third factor weighs heavily: next year’s productivity. Consider when — or if — you take off another cutting and how that could affect the long-term productivity of your hay fields. (more…)
Most years, you would be happy to kick a little mud off your boots in July. But when those boots are hip waders, the situation is serious. If you’re dealing with wet, saturated fields this summer, careful management can help those crops finish the season strong. (more…)
Heavy rains late in this planting season have flooded wide swaths of farmland across the country. A drier weather pattern can improve field conditions quickly. Consider your options now so you have a plan in place when your fields are ready. (more…)
Rain makes grain. But too much winter or spring moisture can rob plants of the nutrients they need to grow and mature. Whether side dress is part of your planned fertility program or a new consideration driven by this year’s weather, choose the best equipment to get the job done right.
Every season brings challenges and opportunities. Planting delays continue to test farmers across many Southern regions this spring. Many growers have seen firsthand how the latest Case IH technology can help them manage these challenges. (more…)
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.