Patience and Roots

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Patience & Roots from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I recently spent several days on a fishing trip where the fish were not biting. Now for me, it really wasn’t that big of a deal. I was on a quiet lake, just floating and relaxing away from the busyness of the world. But I had […]

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The Case NOT to Water Soybeans

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The Case NOT to water soybeans from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I know that for the most part, the month of June has been Hot and Dry for most of us. There have been a few occasional reprieves, but by and large, we have seen very little rain in most places. And in the […]

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The Crusting Conundrum!

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The Crusting Conundrum from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As this growing season continues to progress, we continue to see the effects of a challenging spring on a daily basis. Some things are obvious like weed control, plant height, stand consistency and so on. Others are harder to identify. Things like rooting problems, the movement […]

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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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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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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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Avoiding the Same Mistake

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Avoiding the Same Mistake from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Sometimes, I feel a bit like a broken record. It seems like I tout the same point to you again and again. But when I do, there’s a reason for it. And, inevitably, the reason is, that it’s imperative from an agronomic standpoint. As we […]

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Digital Records of Visual Observations

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Digital Records of Visual Observations from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we are watching this corn crop come out of the ground this year, it’s time to begin evaluating what has happened thus far. Different areas have had wet spells and planted corn in wet soils, while almost everybody has planted in cold soils. […]

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Soil Texture and Irrigation

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Soil Texture & Irrigation from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Earlier this week, I was filling out a form for an AquaSystems grower for the NRCS and a cost share program he is involved in. I was providing the information for available water and refill points for his field. I put the agronomic knowledge that […]

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