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.
If you want to ensure plants come out of the ground at the same time, it all starts when seeds go into the ground. That’s key to getting the most from high-powered hybrids and varieties. It’s important to plan your strategies.
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.
Every time you set foot — literally — in your fields, you compact the soil. Imagine the compaction your fully loaded combine caused as it crisscrossed a too-wet field last fall. Keep in mind the threat soil compaction poses to yields and know how to combat it.
This year, the Case IH Patriot® 4430, Nutri-Tiller 950 and Nutri-Placer 920 are among nominees for the No-Till Farmer newsletter and Conservation Tillage Guide magazine 2014 No-Till Product of the Year. Voting is now open until Nov. 8, 2014.
Some areas of the country will have record-high yields this fall because of favorable growing conditions. New tougher hybrids and increased population are making crop residue more difficult to manage. Although tillage might not be necessary in all fields, consider some best practices if you plan to till this fall, said Tim Nix, Tillage Marketing Manager, Case IH.
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Mother Nature didn’t make it too easy to get seed in the ground in many parts this spring. However, the pace picked up rapidly once she gave a window of opportunity. Along the way, Case IH crop production specialists have shared planting reports, including how Case IH equipment is helping producers make the most out of adverse conditions and provide a better environment for germination. (more…)