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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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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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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Analyzing Analytics


Analyzing Analytics from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I watch these crops change color, and begin to show signs that the end of our growing season is near, I look forward. I look forward to harvest and the opportunities that it affords us on our operations. I talked a few weeks ago about the […]

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Right in Front of Our Eyes


Right in Front of Our Eyes from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Every year as the Soybean fields turn color; it makes me want to become a photographer. Not that I’m particularly artistic, and if I am completely honest, my wife is a much better photographer than I am. But the reason that I want […]

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The Challenge of Challenging Ears


The Challenge of Challenging Ears from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I have watched via twitter over the last couple of weeks, whether it be the Farm Journal Pro Farmer Crop tour, general pictures on twitter, or just comments, we have some corn out there with less than pretty ears. We have some nice […]

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Advancing Precision Ag


Advancing Precision Ag from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. About a month ago, I gave a prelude to the new age coming to Advanced Cropping Systems. For those of you that attended the RD Innovation Events, you got to see what the buzz was about, and I am going to spend a couple of minutes […]

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Garbage In Garbage Out


Garbage In Garbage Out August 24, 2017 Precision Focus from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Precision Ag, as a whole, has a fascination, and a conundrum when it comes to Yield Data. The Holy Grail is to take your local data and turn it into useful and useable tools that drive decisions and input application. […]

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