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…)
Spring is here, and after a long winter in many parts of the country, farmers are looking forward to planting. At Case IH, we strive to help growers achieve photocopy plants, which are plants that emerge at the same time, with the same stalk thickness, that go on to arrive at the same leaf and ear stages providing longer, more uniform ear length, and ultimately higher yield potential. (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…)
In the third installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about how maintaining proper soil tilth is essential in creating the best possible growing environment for plants. One challenge to this is moisture control, says Dr. Randy Raper, Professor at Oklahoma State University. (more…)
In the second installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about proper seed bed conditions and how they can affect crop emergence.
What strategies do you use to obtain proper seed bed conditions? (more…)
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy released a report in May 2013 that lists annual cover crops as the most influential practice for reducing nitrogen loss from fields that are in continuous row crop production. (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…)