Number Four – The Gravity of Water

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Number Four – The Gravity of Water from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, as I went through my Christmas List, one thing really stuck out to me from it was my wish for water. As some of you know, during the winter, I get a few chances to speak to groups at Farm […]

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Another Christmas Wish List

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Another Christmas Wish List from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I know that there is nothing original about a Christmas List this time of year. It’s been done by everybody, and I’m being a bit repetitive by doing it again. But, I think that as a self-proclaimed Ag Nerd, I have a bit of a […]

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Your Planters Offensive Line

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Your Planters Offensive Line from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I look out the window today, I’ll be honest. Planting is far from the first thing on my mind. And yet, I know how quickly it will be upon us. I have spent a fair amount of time in this space over the last […]

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The Lego’s of Agriculture

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The Variable Yield Goal from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It occurred to me the other day that I often talk about what I feel is a core piece in Precision Ag, the Variable Yield Goal, but I have never actually discussed what all goes into the VYG. As far as I’m concerned, anytime we […]

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Why all the fuss over high-speed planters?

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Why all the fuss over High Speed Planting – Byerly from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. So I will admit right out of the gate that I think the idea of the high-speed planter is a little too romantic. As I look around the area that I call home, the idea that we can pull […]

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A Full Data Card

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A Full Data Card – Byerly from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For most of you, the 2016 growing season is in the books. And while some of you are already fully in the swing of things for our 2017 crop, I think it’s safe to say that most of our input decisions for next […]

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Another Piece of the Puzzle


The Puzzle from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Over the last few weeks, I’ve talked about variability a lot. I have talked about digital and visual record keeping to identify our variability, and I have talked about how intensive sampling is an important part of identifying the causes of this variability. I even used this […]

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Why Should We Care about EC mapping?


Another Piece of the Puzzle from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. There is a saying that everything that is old is new again. But as fast as technology is changing and evolving in agriculture, it doesn’t quite seem like that could be true. But I assure you it is. EC mapping is a blast from […]

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Something that might surprise those of you that know me is that I really enjoy playing chess. The strategy of having different elements and abilities in play, while at the same time trying to anticipate the opponent’s thoughts and whims gets my brain going and is enjoyable for me. I also realize that some people […]

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The Anhydrous Application Conundrum


The Anhydrous Application Conundrum from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I look at the calendar, it appears to me that we are less than three weeks away from the beginning of the 2017 crop year. I know there are those of you out there that are going to begin applying Anhydrous Ammonia November 1st […]

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