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Timed right, late-season hay cuttings can provide a forage bonus.

So When Will You Make That Last Hay Cut?

Timing your hay cuttings is a balance between forage quantity and quality. As we approach this season’s final cuttings, a third factor weighs heavily: next year’s productivity. Consider when — or if — you take off another cutting and how that could affect the long-term productivity of your hay fields. (more…)

As summer transitions to fall, will the weather patterns change? If they do, will it be for the better? Case IH track technology can help you get your crops out so you can get back in the field with your tillage equipment quicker. And it can help you do both with a lighter footprint. (more…)

Farming technology is always changing. Are you keeping up? Tune in to RFD-TV’s “Rural America Live” on Monday, Aug. 3, to learn how the Case IH AFS Connect advanced farm management system can help you make better decisions. (more…)

Farm upkeep projects might not top your summer fun list, but they sure beat making major repairs during the height of the season. And then there are chores that simply need doing — and the dead of winter is no time to paint a house. By making good use of these summer hours, you’ll avoid headaches down the road. (more…)

From tractors to sprayers and combines, we’re pleased that so many of you are incorporating Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) into your operation. Just like you, we’re always looking to improve. Because of upgrades we’re working with our satellite provider to implement, on Tuesday, July 21, AFS customers using OmniSTAR® or RTX correction services will experience a brief signal outage.

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When you want to check out the weather or see how your crops are doing, you look out the window or walk your fields. That’s great information — if you’re planning a picnic or evaluating your fertility program. But you need a broader view when making cropping or marketing decisions. (more…)

Weed competition remains a threat to vulnerable crops, whether they are late-planted, replanted or suffering from poor growing conditions. Carefully consider whether to spray those weeds. If you do need to spray, are you prepared to do the job right? (more…)

Speed or accuracy? It’s usually a pick-one proposition, especially on the farm. The new Case IH Precision Air™ 5 series air carts let you have both — just in time for winter wheat seeding. (more…)

Saturated fields need extra attention.

Key Decisions Can Help Saturated Crops

Most years, you would be happy to kick a little mud off your boots in July. But when those boots are hip waders, the situation is serious. If you’re dealing with wet, saturated fields this summer, careful management can help those crops finish the season strong. (more…)

If you’re unsure about the importance of cleaning your spray equipment, take a look around the countryside. The telltale yellowed, cupped or stunted crops usually appear just inside the field gate, stretch about the width of your spray rig and fade into the field. Properly clean your equipment so your fields will stay green and growing, fencerow to fencerow. (more…)