Emergence Day

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4-6-17 Emergence Day from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. After Christmas and the First Day of Planting, there is probably no single day each year that is filled with more anticipation than the day that our crops emerge. This week on Monday, Mike did an excellent job talking about what it takes to get our […]

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Starter Fertilizer: More Than Product and Placement

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3-30-17 Starter Fertilizer from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A few weeks ago Mike Zwingman talked to you about starter, and more specifically, its importance. Starter is intended to get plants off to a good start. He also talked about how it’s formulated to get into small plants quickly, and I agree with everything he […]

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Can we Variable Rate too many things in one year?

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3-23-17 Can we variable rate too many things from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I was recently sitting down with a grower going over some plans for this coming season. We were talking about the Variable Rate Phosphorus and Potassium we have applied for the 2017 crop and reviewing plans for the Variable Rate Seeding […]

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Sprayer Systems are Cool Again

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3-16-17 Sprayer Systems are Cool Again from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. All too often, in Precision Ag, we get drawn in by the shiny new objects. The newest gadget or widget on the market garners all of our attention, and we wait to learn more and learn its ROI. And when this happens, all […]

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An Ounce of Prevention

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An Ounce of Prevention March 9, 2017 Precision Focus from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we get the mundane grind of winter behind us and change our clocks over to Daylight Savings Time, I hope you are catching the bug to get outside. I hope that you are moving equipment around and getting the […]

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Do I Really Need to Test My Seed Meters Every Year?

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Do I Really Need to Test My Seed Meters Every Year? Precision Focus March 2, 2017 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Every year at this time, our ACS equipment team spends countless hours and days testing seed meters. We are equipped to do so with two meter testing locations, and a mobile testing trailer. […]

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Changes I Can’t Afford NOT to Make!

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Changes I Can’t Afford NOT to Make! from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I was reading an article on Twitter the other day about multi-hybrid planting that was written about my friends up at South Dakota Wheat Growers and the work that they were doing. While I would love to go on a tangent about […]

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What does the new SmartFirmer mean for you?

SmartFirmer Precision Focus for February 16, 2017 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A couple of weeks ago, during their Winter Conference, Precision Planting announced some of their new products that will be coming out in the future. One of the new inventions I am most excited about is called SmartFirmer. The idea behind the […]

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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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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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