Strategy!

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Something that might surprise those of you that know me is that I really enjoy playing chess. The strategy of having different elements and abilities in play, while at the same time trying to anticipate the opponent’s thoughts and whims gets my brain going and is enjoyable for me. I also realize that some people […]

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The Anhydrous Application Conundrum

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The Anhydrous Application Conundrum from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I look at the calendar, it appears to me that we are less than three weeks away from the beginning of the 2017 crop year. I know there are those of you out there that are going to begin applying Anhydrous Ammonia November 1st […]

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It starts with a Soil Sample

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It starts with a Soil Sample from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Our crops don’t care about commodity prices. Let that sink in. As far as a corn, bean, wheat, or alfalfa plant out in the field goes, it doesn’t care if commodity prices are at a record high or a record low. They only […]

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The Electric Drive Debate

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The Electric Drive Debate from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I know you are all out there completely consumed with harvest right now, as you well should be. But as I hope you have figured out by now, I want you to be keenly watching the crop throughout harvest and take notes on what you […]

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Planting Sins Revealed

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Planting Sins Revealed from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A week ago, Mike Zwingman was nudging you to do a few things, and among them was check your stalk quality. And that got me thinking about the other things we should be looking into right now. I know we have talked about it at multiple […]

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Variable Rate Decisions

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Variable Rate Decisions from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I challenged you to take a serious look at your fields and face the variability head on when it comes to things like soil fertility. As I reflected on my blog, I knew there was more that I wanted to say about Fertility and […]

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Field Maps in 3D

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Field Maps in 3D from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For the 92% of you that aren’t color blind, this is an amazing time of the year. The color changes in the fields and trees are always fascinating to watch. But as you check your fields now in the last 10-14 days, have you noticed […]

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Keeping Communication Open

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Keeping Communication Open from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For those of you that follow trends in the precision ag field, you know that one of the most talked about current trends is Wireless Data Communication. This connects our machines to the internet, and to other users, all without pulling a data card out and […]

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Final Countdown

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Final Countdown from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For all of you who now have the song by Europe stuck in your head, I apologize. But the truth of the matter is, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is out there now. We can see the end of the irrigation season. It’s […]

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Harvest Prep

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Harvest Prep from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I introduced some of the new products for combines in my “Head Loss and Residue Management” blog. This week, it’s time to go all the way back to the basics of the combine monitor, and talk about the parts, pieces, and preparation we need to […]

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