Battle Plan


Battle Plans from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”  Dwight D. Eisenhower We are getting to the time of year where irrigation has come or is coming to a close; we are starting to go through harvest equipment and getting […]

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The Challenge of Challenging Ears


The Challenge of Challenging Ears from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I have watched via twitter over the last couple of weeks, whether it be the Farm Journal Pro Farmer Crop tour, general pictures on twitter, or just comments, we have some corn out there with less than pretty ears. We have some nice […]

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Advancing Precision Ag


Advancing Precision Ag from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. About a month ago, I gave a prelude to the new age coming to Advanced Cropping Systems. For those of you that attended the RD Innovation Events, you got to see what the buzz was about, and I am going to spend a couple of minutes […]

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A New Era of ACS


8-28-17 A New Way Forward Revisited from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Tom Petty sang about “how the waiting is the hardest part, ” and he was not wrong.  Over the course of the past 16 months or so we have been working on something big, real big. It has taken lots of discussion of […]

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Garbage In Garbage Out


Garbage In Garbage Out August 24, 2017 Precision Focus from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Precision Ag, as a whole, has a fascination, and a conundrum when it comes to Yield Data. The Holy Grail is to take your local data and turn it into useful and useable tools that drive decisions and input application. […]

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That About Covers It


That About Covers It from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to travel to Madison Wisconsin to be a part of a panel at the Soil and Water Conservation Society meetings on behalf of the Soil Health Partnership. Greg Whitmore from Shelby and Myself got to address […]

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It’s over when the crop says it’s over.


It’s Over When It’s Over from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Contrary to what seems to be the popular opinion on Social Media, I hate to tell you that the 2017 crop is not in the books. Did we make progress and set ourselves up for an easier rest of the year from an irrigation […]

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The OODA Loop


New Terminology from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For years (literally, years) I’ve been trying to articulate to you an approach to N that involves both serious planning and great flexibility.  It makes total sense in my brain, but I don’t know that I’ve been able to convey that clarity to you all.  It turns […]

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Our Soybean Irrigation Strategy


Our Soybean Irrigation Strategy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. So as we find ourselves grinding through the month of August, we also have experienced a cool down. With these cooler temperatures has come an opportunity to look at our soybean strategy. Usually, August is when things pick up for our Soybean irrigation scheduling. We […]

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More Decisions


Just Keep Looking from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This is one of those same-time-every-year kind of articles—one of those that I seem to write year in and year out, I guess because the topic is so important or something… It’s early August.  You’ve been at this crop for a while now.  And it’s been […]

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