Today’s guest blogger is Tony McClelland, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Illinois and most of Missouri. Growing up, McClelland spent his summers at his family farm in Michigan. He started with Case IH in 1999 in tech support for Case IH Magnum™ and Maxxum® tractors. Before becoming a Crop Production Specialist, McClelland worked in inside sales, high horsepower tractor marketing and served as a tractor specialist. (more…)
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…)