Monitoring Root Development

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Monitoring Root Development from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we finally get this crop growing and have more temps in the 70’s than 50’s now we can evaluate what we’ve been through so far and its potential impacts. We have been watching crops that grew and stopped several times. Soil temps in the 50’s […]

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April Showers and Lessons Learned


April Showers and Lessons Learned from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. At the end of April, we had a big precipitation event. Many of us saw 2.5” to 3” of rain/snow fall in the course of a couple of days. What we didn’t see was flooding or even creeks that were running anywhere near capacity. […]

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Digital Records of Visual Observations

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Digital Records of Visual Observations from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we are watching this corn crop come out of the ground this year, it’s time to begin evaluating what has happened thus far. Different areas have had wet spells and planted corn in wet soils, while almost everybody has planted in cold soils. […]

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Soil Texture and Irrigation


Soil Texture & Irrigation from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Earlier this week, I was filling out a form for an AquaSystems grower for the NRCS and a cost share program he is involved in. I was providing the information for available water and refill points for his field. I put the agronomic knowledge that […]

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Variable Rate Nitrogen


Variable Rate Nitrogen from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I stand here in the latter part of April, I am looking ahead. I am looking ahead to what’s next in our farming cycle for 2017. After this crop is out of the ground, our next big worry is going to be managing our Nitrogen […]

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RTK for Everybody


Colorblind RTK Options from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we are in the midst of putting our crop in this year, there are a few things that some of us take for granted. One of those is straight rows, which most any system can deliver. But the other is consistent guess rows. Nothing is […]

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Facing the Reality of Irrigation Management


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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Emergence Day


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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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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Can we Variable Rate too many things in one year?


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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