Starter Fertilizer

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All About The Start – Starter Fertilizer February 13, 2017. from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Starter. Fertilizer. The name implies the intent: to get your plants off to a good start. Its term of utility in a furrow is about 4-5 weeks—just enough time to allow for germination and nascent root growth. It’s there […]

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Irrigation Time?

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Irrigation Time- 2-9-17 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Through the years I have witnessed one thing over and over again. And when I see it happen so often, I know it is not a coincidence, I know it’s a pattern, a pattern that has manifested itself as an absolute truth. That the best-laid plans […]

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A Little Bit of Greek

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A Little Bit of Greek from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A few weeks ago, I found myself having a discussion about chelated micronutrients. And I’ve been thinking does everyone know what chelation is? It is a chemistry term after all, so it’s not something that I expect everyone to know and understand. So – […]

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Winter Maintenance – On Your Data Structure

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Winter Maintenance – On Your Data from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Winter months can be many things to us, but probably one of the most important things it can be for us, is a time for maintenance. As the wind blows and the cold days are upon us, we are always looking for something […]

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A Can of Worms

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Reachout “A Can of Worms” January 30, 2017 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A few weeks back, I glossed over something difficult in an article.  It was a can of worms too big to open in that space. I made the case that our consumers have different preferences for food grown organically, or conventionally, […]

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Winter Winds & Planter Problems

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Winds of Change from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The ground is hard. We have had some odd precipitation events, and we’ve had wind. Lots of wind already this winter. As my mind begins to wonder during the cold days spent inside an office, I am thinking about putting seed in the ground. The reason […]

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

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Measure Twice Cut Once from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I look back on 2016, there are some things I am proud of, some things I wish I would have done differently, and some things I wish I wouldn’t have done at all. I assume that most of you are in the same boat. […]

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Balance

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Balance from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. If we’re building a better spaceship here, friends, we’re going to have to talk about a bit more than the body color.  (Though for the record, my vote would be Gunmetal Grey.) When we talk about nutrients in crop production, we tend not to discuss anything other than […]

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