A New Way Forward


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


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


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


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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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


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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04-03-2017 Awakenings from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. What happens to a corn seed once it’s put in the ground? At some point, God willing, it’ll break through the surface of the soil and stretch it’s little baby corn leaves in the sun.  But what happens in that darkness between planting and emergence?  And how?  […]

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Build a Bigger Sink


Build A Bigger Sink from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. We’ve gotten some blowback on some new technology lately. For some of you at least, new-fangled tech didn’t produce the numbers we were expecting. The Twittersphere is alive with some colorful recriminations of things like Y-drops, which are, in summary, being called a waste of […]

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Marestail SS

3-20-17 Xtendimax Changes from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Today marks a change of the seasons; when day almost equals night and atmospheric refraction hastens sunrises and delays sunsets adding to the amount of daylight. So every day moving forward we are going to see the grasses green, the trees get leaves, and the landscapes […]

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Keys to More Beans


Reachout – Keys to More Beans March 13, 2017 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It’s true. I spend most of my time writing about corn. But while the agronomics between the two crops are quite different, the central question is always the same: how do we grow more? Those of you in attendance at […]

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