Head Loss and Residue Management

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Head Loss and Residue Management from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Every year, our ACS Equipment team is out there trying to find innovative ideas and products that bring profit to your operation. Sometimes that means being out on the bleeding edge, where you have to have a few failures to gain success. Other times […]

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Don’t Ignore Soybeans

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Don’t Ignore Soybeans from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It always has struck me as a bit odd that we treat our soybeans so poorly. Many people act as if they are a throwaway crop. One that exists only to bridge a gap between years when they can plant corn. And I guess I understand […]

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Where do we start?

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Where do we start? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As much as we would like to deny it, I believe that we are pretty emotional when it comes to putting technology to work on the farm. I’ve never quite understood how plastic, metal, zeros and ones come together and cause emotional feelings, but they […]

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Time to Turn the Corner

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Time to Turn the Corner from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Two weeks ago, I proposed that given our weather forecast, we may need to deploy an irrigation strategy that included plant stress as part of our decision making instead of relying solely on the moisture probes to lead our decision-making process. As it turns […]

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Is he really talking about Planters?

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Is he really talking about Planters? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. We finally have the planters put away in many areas in the last few weeks (except for our southern folks who are double cropping soybeans.) So in my mind, it’s the perfect time to start talking about planters again. Before you click the […]

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Tassel Time

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Tassel Time from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I look across Cornfields, I see tassels becoming more prominent every day. Pollination time is here, and it’s without a doubt one of the most critical times in our corn plants life. During this stage, our water use begins its peak for the season. It is […]

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Undercover is not just for spies.

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Undercover is not just for spies. from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A few weeks ago I talked about Y-DROP from 360 Yield Center. For those of you that don’t remember, it’s a system for applying liquid fertilizer near the nodal roots of our corn plant from V5 until we can no longer drive a […]

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Patience wins.

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Patience wins. from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I enjoy the outdoors. As I grew older and became a Dad, I have come to appreciate the tranquility of being out in nature. Whether in my deer blind with my bow or out on the lake trying to catch Walleye, there are a few common things […]

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Can you Dig it?

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Can you Dig it? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Who here has been out to their Cornfield with a spade or shovel in the last seven days? More importantly, who has dug up a few plants to see what’s going on with their rooting up to this point? As we have progressed through this […]

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Terminology.

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Terminology from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. One thing I have always found a bit fascinating is the vast array of terminology that we use in Agronomy. Maybe every industry has its own language; I wouldn’t know, this summer marks my 18th year working in the Agronomy field. Other than working on a farm and […]

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