The Lessons of a Single Rainfall

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The Lessons of a single Rainfall from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week we had a significant rainfall. For some, it wasn’t that big of a deal, but for many of us, it was the first rainfall we had over 0.25” since the end of May. I know that I don’t need to remind […]

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Let This Sink In

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Let this soak in from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It’s no secret that I have some pet topics; Nitrogen, the planter, and compaction. This spring Keith and I both said that the issues of compaction plague us all year long. So we’ve talked about it when it came to tillage, during planting, when evaluating […]

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It’s a Little Rough

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It’s a Little Rough from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Growers are a diverse bunch of people, but as I talk with you all as the season progresses, there is one refrain that I hear from every corner: “If I could do just one thing over, I’d…” I’ve mentioned before that the typical grower desires […]

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Other people’s mistakes!

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Other People’s Mistakes from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I know I’ve said it here before, but my Grandma had a saying. It went along the lines of “Learn from other people’s mistakes, you don’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” Grandmas advice was solid. So far this year, I’ve had the opportunity […]

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The Hotrod Soybean


The Hotrod Soybean from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It’s that time again: my quarterly soybean article, summer version. I always him and haw a bit when it comes to writing about soybeans.  They’re just not the hot rod stuff that corn is.  Generally, they’re kind of fickle and weird.  And boring.  Like a Subaru. […]

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Adapting to the Times


Adapting to the Times from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I was driving back and forth between our office and warehouse a couple of weeks ago, there was a survey crew working along the highway. They had their RTK antenna in one hand, and their data logger in the other. And for the next […]

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Space and Shape


Space & Shape from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I’ve mentioned here before—and not too long ago—some weirdness that we might expect in root architecture this season.  Every growing season comes with its challenges, but this spring was particularly remarkable. There is definitely weirdness in the roots this year.  It varies by tillage system, planting […]

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Patience and Roots

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Patience & Roots from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I recently spent several days on a fishing trip where the fish were not biting. Now for me, it really wasn’t that big of a deal. I was on a quiet lake, just floating and relaxing away from the busyness of the world. But I had […]

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Insights from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This might ring a familiar note, friends, but read on!  As our experience and knowledge grow, so do our options, so even common annual topics—like fungicide application in this case—evolve and change from year to year. It is that time.  Tasseling is just a few weeks away and […]

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The Case NOT to Water Soybeans

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The Case NOT to water soybeans from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I know that for the most part, the month of June has been Hot and Dry for most of us. There have been a few occasional reprieves, but by and large, we have seen very little rain in most places. And in the […]

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