When planting season wraps up, you’ll be tempted to park your planter in the shed and get on with growing crops. But if you take the time now to properly store your planter, you’ll likely make it to the field quicker next spring. (more…)
Efficient efficacy. That’s the sweet spot for pesticide applications. Thanks to Advanced Spray Technology from Case IH, the goal is more achievable than ever — from field edge to field edge.
Often lost in the picnics, parties and three-day-weekend plans is the reason behind Memorial Day. But agriculture remembers. Let’s continue to lead by example this Memorial Day.
Most reports indicate a strong winter wheat crop. That’s not going to help grain prices. All the more reason why you need to do everything possible to bring home every kernel. A preharvest combine inspection is the best place to start. (more…)
In farming, many decisions are tougher than a $2 steak. Few compare with deciding whether to replant a crop. In fact, if you don’t find the decision gut-wrenching, you might not be doing it right.
Great conditions helped eastern Corn Belt farmers make good planting progress. A recent weather shift now threatens those tender, early emerging seedlings and has growers weighing their options. (more…)
Near-ideal conditions this spring have helped Minnesota farmers plant their crops in a timely fashion. It’s been a complete 180 from recent years. And that’s a good thing — as long as the rains return. (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.
Think about what it takes for your hay crop to become a high-value feed source for your livestock or hay-buying customers: good timing, attention to detail and a little bit of luck. If you prepare, plan ahead and balance your goals against weather realities, your skills and know-how will leave less to chance. (more…)
This planting season has been a welcome change across the northern Plains. With fewer weather challenges compared with the last two years, farmers have made good headway on spring wheat, sugarbeets and other crops. Timely maintenance can help ensure the rest of the season goes smoothly. (more…)