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Insights from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This might ring a familiar note, friends, but read on!  As our experience and knowledge grow, so do our options, so even common annual topics—like fungicide application in this case—evolve and change from year to year. It is that time.  Tasseling is just a few weeks away and […]

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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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K is for Complication

Periodic table detail for the elements Potassium and Calcium. Image uses an altered public domain periodic table as the source document. Part of a series covering all the elements

K is for Complicated from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This will come as no surprise to all the regular followers out there; I have a fascination with Nitrogen. The journey with Nitrogen has lead me to curiosity with Potassium due to the relationship and interaction between these two nutrients. What I learned is, available […]

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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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Turmoil from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. In the past, I have laid out the mathematical formula for yield as being the number of ears multiplied by the number of kernels divided by the number of kernels in a bushel, and that hasn’t changed. I’ve spent a lot of time talking about how the only […]

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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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The Interns Are Here!


“The Central Valley Ag internship program is beneficial to students because it’s more than just a summer job. Our hope is that students can be in contact with all aspects of CVA from daily tasks to a meeting with our senior team,” said Clayton Hensley, Recruiting Specialist. Twenty-four interns came together for the first time […]

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V5 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Dear friends, this article comes to you at about the mid-point of our season.  Hard to believe, yes, but V5 is upon us and there are a ton of decisions to be made. The importance of this particular time in the season is that now is when our […]

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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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The Root of the Problem


The Root of it All from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Today’s topic is root development.  Or rather, the lack thereof. We’ve had a ridiculously odd spring that’s put soil temperatures on a real roller coaster ride.  There’s bound to be some weirdness in our plants as a result and that weirdness starts in the […]

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