The VRN Sidedress Decision?

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The VRN Sidedress Decision from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I talked about how Y-Drops from 360 Yield Center fill a niche that we may have this year. And as I reflected on the conversation we started, it occurred to me that while we set up the “how” of Nitrogen placement, I never […]

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V5

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V5 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Dear friends, this article comes to you at about the mid-point of our season.  Hard to believe, yes, but V5 is upon us and there are a ton of decisions to be made. The importance of this particular time in the season is that now is when our […]

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Preparing for the Unknown

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Preparing for the Unknown from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The best football coaches always have a game plan. Some of them even script their first few plays so that the team knows exactly how to prepare and come out of the gate for the best start. I think in farming that we do the […]

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The Root of the Problem

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The Root of it All from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Today’s topic is root development.  Or rather, the lack thereof. We’ve had a ridiculously odd spring that’s put soil temperatures on a real roller coaster ride.  There’s bound to be some weirdness in our plants as a result and that weirdness starts in the […]

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Monitoring Root Development

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Monitoring Root Development from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we finally get this crop growing and have more temps in the 70’s than 50’s now we can evaluate what we’ve been through so far and its potential impacts. We have been watching crops that grew and stopped several times. Soil temps in the 50’s […]

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April Showers and Lessons Learned

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April Showers and Lessons Learned from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. At the end of April, we had a big precipitation event. Many of us saw 2.5” to 3” of rain/snow fall in the course of a couple of days. What we didn’t see was flooding or even creeks that were running anywhere near capacity. […]

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Rain, Rain…

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5-22-17 Rain Rain from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Go away.  For now.  You’re causing anxiety. We’ve gotten a lot of rain lately.  A lot.  And on cue, the questions have started:  What about nitrogen loss? Well, what about it?  It’s a good question.  One of the right questions.  But the answer, of course, isn’t […]

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