DownForce at Harvest


Downforce at Harvest from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This is my favorite time of year to talk about Hydraulic Downforce and planters. And no, it’s not just because I have you captive in the cab of something as you read this article or watch this video. It’s a great time of year because we […]

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The Cost of Kernel Loss


As I dove into our first field of corn this last Saturday, I was anxious as to what all we would find. Sure, given all the challenges of this year I was waiting to see what the yield looked like. But I was equally anticipating what the moisture was going to be given, how long […]

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Singular Focus, Multiple Tasks

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October 19, 2017 Precision Focus: Singular Focus, Multiple Tasks from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I don’t know what to call this harvest season yet as it is a long way from in the books, but I can think of a few names for it so far. Not including the four letter names, a few […]

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Tough Decisions

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Tough Decisions from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. There comes a point in time during every harvest where you really need to be in two, if not more, places at once. This year is no different. With all the moisture we’ve had, we have issues in both our corn and soybean fields, some of them […]

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Is the Call Out Justified?


Precision Focus October 12, 2017 – Is the call out justified? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. So earlier this week, in his Reachout Article, Mike talked about the Dollars and Cents behind the need for soil tests, and how it is an expense that we can realistically expect to recuperate in very short order […]

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The Math Works Out


The Math Works Out from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I follow a farmer on Twitter that always tweets “show me your work” when he questions the statement somebody makes about something; which reminds me of what I was told to do during my Math and Science classes at Elkhorn Valley High School. I would […]

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VR Soybean Prescriptions


Soybean Prescriptions from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Those of you that know me at all know that there are a couple of topics that I am always ready to talk about. Obviously one is water and irrigation. The other one is planting. So as you spend some quality time behind the steering wheel right […]

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How Do You Residue

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10-2-2017 How do you residue? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Not too long ago a customer and I were talking about some interesting things he saw in his NDVI Imagery. He told me that he had alternating green and yellow streaking. After some discussion about this corn following soybean field, he came up with […]

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Evolving Soil Sampling

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Evolving Soil Sampling from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. When it comes to accuracy, what you are doing is every bit as important as how accurate you’re doing it. The old saying is that “close only counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.” In either case, being in the ballpark is enough to get the job […]

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A Prelude

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A Prelude from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The scariest thing about demonstration sites; the fact that what you say “should happen” and when you finally see what “has happened” doesn’t match up. Normally, this happens to you live right in front of a group of growers at a field day event. Nevertheless, I am […]

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