It’s over when the crop says it’s over.


It’s Over When It’s Over from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Contrary to what seems to be the popular opinion on Social Media, I hate to tell you that the 2017 crop is not in the books. Did we make progress and set ourselves up for an easier rest of the year from an irrigation […]

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Our Soybean Irrigation Strategy


Our Soybean Irrigation Strategy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. So as we find ourselves grinding through the month of August, we also have experienced a cool down. With these cooler temperatures has come an opportunity to look at our soybean strategy. Usually, August is when things pick up for our Soybean irrigation scheduling. We […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Crusting Conundrum!


The Crusting Conundrum from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As this growing season continues to progress, we continue to see the effects of a challenging spring on a daily basis. Some things are obvious like weed control, plant height, stand consistency and so on. Others are harder to identify. Things like rooting problems, the movement […]

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The VRN Sidedress Decision?


The VRN Sidedress Decision from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I talked about how Y-Drops from 360 Yield Center fill a niche that we may have this year. And as I reflected on the conversation we started, it occurred to me that while we set up the “how” of Nitrogen placement, I never […]

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Preparing for the Unknown

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Preparing for the Unknown from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The best football coaches always have a game plan. Some of them even script their first few plays so that the team knows exactly how to prepare and come out of the gate for the best start. I think in farming that we do the […]

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