Facing the Reality of Irrigation Management

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4-13-17 Facing the Reality from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A couple of weeks ago, I made a few trips several hours to the South and West to represent our AquaSystems Moisture Probe system at a field day. I came away from these experiences confident that I learned a lot more from the Agronomists and […]

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The Sink and The Source

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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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Emergence Day

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4-6-17 Emergence Day from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. After Christmas and the First Day of Planting, there is probably no single day each year that is filled with more anticipation than the day that our crops emerge. This week on Monday, Mike did an excellent job talking about what it takes to get our […]

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Awakenings

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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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Starter Fertilizer: More Than Product and Placement

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3-30-17 Starter Fertilizer from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A few weeks ago Mike Zwingman talked to you about starter, and more specifically, its importance. Starter is intended to get plants off to a good start. He also talked about how it’s formulated to get into small plants quickly, and I agree with everything he […]

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Build a Bigger Sink

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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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Can we Variable Rate too many things in one year?

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3-23-17 Can we variable rate too many things from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I was recently sitting down with a grower going over some plans for this coming season. We were talking about the Variable Rate Phosphorus and Potassium we have applied for the 2017 crop and reviewing plans for the Variable Rate Seeding […]

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Changes

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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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Sprayer Systems are Cool Again

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3-16-17 Sprayer Systems are Cool Again from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. All too often, in Precision Ag, we get drawn in by the shiny new objects. The newest gadget or widget on the market garners all of our attention, and we wait to learn more and learn its ROI. And when this happens, all […]

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Keys to More Beans

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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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