Don’t Forget About Research

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2018-03-22 Don’t forget about research from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For those of you that have been following along this winter, you know that I am also urging you not just to mail it in this year. I have been talking about why we need to continue to invest in our operations because it’s […]

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Unraveling the Confusion of Liming

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2018-03-15 Unraveling the confusion of liming from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I have had several conversations over the last three weeks or so with growers that have questions about liming their fields. They are looking for the most efficient use of their dollars this year, and want to know if they need to apply […]

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The Little Things

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The Little Things from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I have a drill press in my shed at home. It is a common tool that I use all of the time. It has a lot of functionality and works better than a handheld drill for most things. But for as valuable a tool as my […]

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RD Trial Results

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RD Trial Results from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I was talking to a vendor last week, they pointed out to me that we never spend any time in this forum discussing the results of last year’s trials. We talked at length about them in the summer and what the expected conclusions were. We […]

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Tools vs. Toys

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Fads are a part of life. I have two kids, so believe me, I know how popular fads can be. There are at least a couple of fidget spinners in my house right now. When I was a kid, we had to have slap bracelets. But fads transcend kids. We have fads as adults as […]

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Failing to Reach Potential

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A few days ago, I was meeting with a group of growers from out of state that wanted to learn how other parts of the country were achieving higher corn yields. I told them I was going to ask a question, and to not overthink the answer. The question that I posed to them was, […]

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First Release Jitters.

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2018-02-08 First Release Jitters from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. When it comes to new Precision Ag technology and hardware, there is often a bit of anxiety about being the first to try it. I think it goes back to the tongue in cheek adage, “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse […]

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Strategy

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Strategy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I was attending a live simulcast of an event from 360 Yield Center the other evening, in which Gregg Sauder was talking with growers about 2018. Gregg gave a lot of historical context to the current farm economic conditions, and what he has experienced in his lifetime of […]

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