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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.

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Seed bed preparation plays such an important role in determining your crops’ yields that it warrants your full attention. This spring, it likely deserves a healthy dose of flexibility, too.

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Soil compaction is one of those things that happens when you’re trying to get ahead. Instead, it can set your fields back for years. Consider the consequences before you try to gain a day or two this spring.

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If you expect you’ll be up against some especially tough field conditions this spring, consider a new tillage tool or an upgrade to an existing one. But make sure you get the right one for the job.

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If you missed last fall’s soil sampling window, be sure to pull those samples this spring. It will save you money.

Soil Sampling Is Extra Important This Year

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.

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Building on 18 years of leadership in independent-track technology, Case IH has introduced the Magnum™ Rowtrac™ tractor. Two new models will help producers be more efficient, especially those who farm in challenging soil conditions. (more…)

Making a farm transition is a big job, but a Case IH Farmall® tractor can make it easier. That is why Shelby Watson Hampton was thrilled when she was named one of the runners-up in the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet and won a Farmall 55A tractor. The Be Ready blog featured Shelby and the other AFBF Discussion Meet runners-up in a previous post(more…)

The Agronomic Design Insights series is back with a focus on soil compaction. In this webisode, Tony McClelland, Case IH Crop Production Specialist, talks about the effect soil compaction can have on long-term yields, and features of the Case IH Steiger® Quadtrac® and Rowtrac™ design that can help minimize its impact. (more…)

This week’s planting report comes from Dave Brennan, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Nebraska, Colorado and western Kansas. He grew up on a diversified farm in northwest Iowa, raising corn, soybeans and livestock. Joining Case IH right after college, Brennan has served in a variety of roles with the company, including Parts & Service Quality Supervisor at the Grand Island combine manufacturing facility, Field Service Rep, Manager of Field Service Operations, Parts & Service Rep, and Precision Farming Product Specialist, before assuming his current post.  (more…)

This post continues our Be Ready blog series looking at the six agronomic drivers that impact photocopy plants; this installment focuses on accurate seed populations and in-row seed spacing. (more…)