Perspectives from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I wrote about the yield gap. This week, I have a gap of other sorts in mind: the difference between what you see when you look at your field and what I see when I look at your field. I started this article as one about […]

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Building Infrastructure


Building Infrastructure from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. There is an argument being made that by 2050, we will need to raise nearly 550 bushel per acre corn in order to meet the world’s food needs.  Not coincidentally, 550 bushel corn is the yield we find possible in highly managed fields.  So at least there’s […]

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The Last 60 Days


The Last 60 Days from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Finishing a crop isn’t all together different from landing an airplane: both are a process of decent, and both present a very fine line between success and failure. That landing an airp no longer create.  We hit the end of the process of gaining—the biomass […]

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Back To It


Back To It from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It’s been a month now since we’ve talked here about nitrogen, so let’s return to the conversation before my eye really starts to twitch. I wrote about the PSNT last on date and tell you, friends, that after doing it myself and fielding all the questions, […]

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Fork In The Road


Fork In the Road from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Who knew he was talking about applying fungicides at tassel time? There are pretty much three camps on this issue: The Yes, Please’s. They want to do it and do it now. The Maybe’s. They want to keep an eye on it and act accordingly. […]

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Existential Questions About Soil Moisture Probes


Existential Questions About Soil Moisture Probes from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. You know that feeling when your soil moisture probe is telling you one thing, but your heart (or really, your hand) is telling you something else? I’m going to leave it to Keith to cover the equipment articles and give you the why […]

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New Practices for White Mold


New Practices for White Mold from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. While it isn’t a concern that affects the entire service area of Central Valley Ag, white mold affects enough of us—and with such impact—that I’d be more than remiss not to address it here.  Historically, there aren’t a lot of options to deal with […]

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Something New


Something New from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Perhaps I’ve hammered on nitrogen and the NESP enough lately, yes?  I can assure you that both are topics certain to resurface in good time, but for today, I’m happy to lay off a bit and instead offer up to y’all my shameless excitement for, of all […]

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Everybody Has A Bad Day

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Everybody has a bad day from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. When you’re done reading this article, I want you to write this all down.  I’ll ask you to go into your fields first, of course, and it’s what you’ll learn that you’ll need to record.  Because it’s going to be important come harvest when […]

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How-To from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I told you that it was time to investigate.  Today, let’s talk about how exactly to do that: The best investigation is a thorough one, which in our situation makes for a two-fold approach: we need to know how much nitrogen is actually left in our […]

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