A New Trick


A New Trick from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Here at Central Valley Ag, we have some core values that we live by, two of them are Constant Innovation and Lifelong Learning. The past few weeks Keith and I have been talking a lot about the challenges variability causes in your operation and what we […]

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Total Chaos


Total Chaos from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For the majority of our agronomic history—definitely since land grant universities began their correlations and calibrations—our lives have been defined by determinate math, the notion that if you do this, then this will happen.  This is how most science has gone since the 1970s. There is a […]

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Leveling Up

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Leveling Up from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The average CVA grower is managing 48 million individual production facilities. I’m talking about your corn plants, people.  And I’m being a bit hyperbolic, but accurate, too.  You’ve got about 48 million plants out there, that’s true, but you can’t manage each one individually. What you can […]

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Variability from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As Keith promised you all in his latest installment, I’m here today to nerd out over some possible explanations of the variability you might be seeing in your fields right now.  If you’re seeing patches of soybeans, for example, that look quite more yellow than most others in […]

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Harvest Smart


Harvest Smart from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Certain times of the growing season call for certain topics.  Neither me nor you really need evidence of this, but still—I look back at articles from years past and know it to be true as often, to the week, I am cooking up an article on the […]

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All Agronomy Is Local

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All Agronomy Is Local from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Sometimes I come across an idea or a perspective that just won’t leave me alone.  Something about it captures a particular moment or situation with such clarity that it rings around in my head for a few months.  It was weeks ago that I heard […]

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In the Weeds


In the Weeds from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I’ve spent the last few articles writing about relationships for good reason, but based on some simple observations and more than a few conversations, some you good people are in the weeds—literally—so back to agronomics we go… Weed control is the major frustration of the week.  […]

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A Better Rocket Ship


A Better Rocket Ship from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’ve been talking about nitrogen all summer.  And hopefully you’re a regular reader of my colleague Keith’s series as well and know that he’s done the same with water.  It’s only (or is that already?) August, friends, […]

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Tipback from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This past Saturday and Sunday, I enjoyed the rare weekend with absolutely nothing to do.  So, like any good citizen of the 21st century, I spent my free time in the Twittersphere.  Reading farmer tweets. I like keeping up with the Twitter accounts of farmers because it’s such […]

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Perspectives from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I wrote about the yield gap. This week, I have a gap of other sorts in mind: the difference between what you see when you look at your field and what I see when I look at your field. I started this article as one about […]

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