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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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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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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A New Way Forward

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A New Way Forward from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Because it’s a favorite topic of mine. And I haven’t talked about her all spring. Eleanor. She’s been upgraded, friends. Eleanor now has multi-hybrid functionality. With the limitations of typical equipment, we probably get the right hybrid planted in the right soil about 50-70% of […]

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The Big Unveil

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The Big Unveil from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Finally, friends.  My track record with series articles is dismal, so this is likely a few weeks late for maximum impact, but here it is regardless.  Ta da!  Meet the two nutrients I have been hinting at for weeks: potassium and sulfur. No one wins the […]

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This is Only a Test

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This is only a test from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I break into this regularly scheduled article for just a quick minute to talk about something we did at the RD Innovation Site near Bellwood last week.  Thanks to Mother Nature and this planting delay, a few of us were engaged in a discussion […]

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Something New

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Something New from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I’ve been writing this rag for nearly four years now.  If you’ve been with me for a while, you know a few of my moves, things like my love affair with planters; that every now and then, I get all feely about something; that my golf game […]

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Reinvented

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4-17-17 Reinvented from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. By now some or maybe all of you have received a “save the date” postcard from CVA – amongst many other things that come in the mail this time of the year, from graduation to wedding invitations. This year we decided to change the way we communicate […]

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The Sink and The Source

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4-10-17 Relationships from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I threw this idea out a few weeks ago and have kind of left it hanging ever since. But now that it’s had some time to simmer… The goal with the sink and the source is to strike a perfect balance between them, an achievement that means […]

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