Monthly News
August 2017

Lake Country Fair
Indiana State Fair
Combine Clinic- Fair Oaks Farmhouse
Harvest Parts Catalog Ends
Combine Clinic- Valparaiso Store
Farm Progress Show (Decatur, IL)
Keep your equipment in field ready condition with a pre-season Tractor, Combine & Header inspection. Call your local service department or visit us online to schedule yours today!
Save time and money this fall. Learn how to maximize output from your combine, reduce downtime in season, and receive useful hints and tips to get the most out of your Harvest 2017.

Please join us for one of our Combine Clinics. Click here for more information.

Local Indiana & Illinois Farmers talk about how widely the crops are varying across the states. The latest crop report from the USDA states that the Indiana corn crop is as 47% good/excellent vs. the overall U.S. Crop rating of 64%. Read more here. 

Improper loading of netwrap can cause unnecessary headaches.  Click here to learn how to properly load netwrap in John Deere Round Balers.

Did you know that a majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units are built in the US? Their state-of-the-art facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia manufactures millions of finished products every year and exports them to over 90 countries around the world. Click here to see the faces behind your products.

Have you heard about Castongia's remote support and how we can get you up and running faster by diagnosing your problems before we leave the dealership? With John Deere's remote support tools, you can look at real-time information at your fingertips.Check out the remote support applications here.
MowerPlus is the app you need to keep your John Deere riding mower running well and your lawn looking great this season. It tracks and records yard tasks and serves as a one-stop shop for seasonal care tips and maintenance activities. Know your mower and know how you mow with John Deere’s MowerPlus app. Download today from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
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You can't always predict the weather, but we can help you avoid rainy delays. Plan for success by visiting or calling us today.


Submit your photographs for our 2018 calendars by October 21, 2017. If you have any pictures you're exceptionally proud of showcasing, please 
CLICK HERE for more information and complete the entry form for a chance to be featured in the 2018 Castongia Tractor Wall Calendar. 

Now is the time to scout your corn fields and look for WBC egg masses or young larvae in the tassel that have not yet entered the developing ear.  This pest is fast becoming an economic pest in NW Indiana due to resistance to the Bt hybrids that previously provided control.  Scout 20 plants in at least 5 locations in your field and if 4% of plants have egg masses or young larvae still outside of the developing ear, foliar insecticide treatment is recommended.  Once the larvae enter the developing ear, foliar insecticide treatment is no longer effective.  When scouting for egg masses look at the upper leaves near the tassel.  Eggs hatch in about a week.  Fresh eggs will be white and will turn a brownish color and finally turn purple before hatching.  For more information reference the Purdue Agronomy Field Guide.  Photos and information used by permission of Purdue Extension Entomology.  To view more pictures click here 

Fresh off the Farm

2005 JD 467

Mega Wide, Surface Wrap, Hydraulic Pickup lift


1997 JD 8200

4815 Hours, PST, MFWD


2016 JD X730

50 Hours, 54” Auto Connect Deck


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