Planting Sins Revealed


Planting Sins Revealed from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A week ago, Mike Zwingman was nudging you to do a few things, and among them was check your stalk quality. And that got me thinking about the other things we should be looking into right now. I know we have talked about it at multiple […]

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Variable Rate Decisions

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Variable Rate Decisions from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I challenged you to take a serious look at your fields and face the variability head on when it comes to things like soil fertility. As I reflected on my blog, I knew there was more that I wanted to say about Fertility and […]

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Field Maps in 3D


Field Maps in 3D from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For the 92% of you that aren’t color blind, this is an amazing time of the year. The color changes in the fields and trees are always fascinating to watch. But as you check your fields now in the last 10-14 days, have you noticed […]

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Keeping Communication Open


Keeping Communication Open from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For those of you that follow trends in the precision ag field, you know that one of the most talked about current trends is Wireless Data Communication. This connects our machines to the internet, and to other users, all without pulling a data card out and […]

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Final Countdown


Final Countdown from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For all of you who now have the song by Europe stuck in your head, I apologize. But the truth of the matter is, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is out there now. We can see the end of the irrigation season. It’s […]

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Harvest Prep


Harvest Prep from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I introduced some of the new products for combines in my “Head Loss and Residue Management” blog. This week, it’s time to go all the way back to the basics of the combine monitor, and talk about the parts, pieces, and preparation we need to […]

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Head Loss and Residue Management


Head Loss and Residue Management from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Every year, our ACS Equipment team is out there trying to find innovative ideas and products that bring profit to your operation. Sometimes that means being out on the bleeding edge, where you have to have a few failures to gain success. Other times […]

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Don’t Ignore Soybeans


Don’t Ignore Soybeans from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It always has struck me as a bit odd that we treat our soybeans so poorly. Many people act as if they are a throwaway crop. One that exists only to bridge a gap between years when they can plant corn. And I guess I understand […]

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Where do we start?


Where do we start? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As much as we would like to deny it, I believe that we are pretty emotional when it comes to putting technology to work on the farm. I’ve never quite understood how plastic, metal, zeros and ones come together and cause emotional feelings, but they […]

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Time to Turn the Corner


Time to Turn the Corner from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Two weeks ago, I proposed that given our weather forecast, we may need to deploy an irrigation strategy that included plant stress as part of our decision making instead of relying solely on the moisture probes to lead our decision-making process. As it turns […]

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