It’s been a pretty tough winter in farm country this year, but as they say, hope springs eternal … or maybe in this case, we sure hope spring breaks this eternal winter! To be ready for the season ahead, producers need to make sure they have the right equipment in place, in particular their planters.
“If you don’t start right, nothing else works properly,” Bill Hoeg, Case IH Planter Marketing Manager in North America told Cindy during the recent National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. He showed off his company’s new line of Case IH Early Riser® 5 series planters, which allow farmers to move beyond picket fence stands to photocopy plants so that they can realize higher yields. “Photo copy plants allow the user to grow profitability from 9 to 22 percent, from a yield impact.”
Bill said the key is this new line of planters helps farmers better control compaction, depth uniformity, moisture and soil density. He offered visitors to the show to compare for themselves, touching and seeing the difference in a mockup between Case IH’s performance against their competitors in those key areas on yield. He also pointed out that with grain prices waning again, it will be more important than ever to make sure yields stay high.
“Inputs’ costs haven’t really come down, so the yield going up is going to be a real big benefit to our user.”
You can hear more of Cindy’s interview with Bill here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/nfms/nfms14-case-1.MP3″ text=”Interview with Bill Hoeg, Case IH”]