The Root of the Problem

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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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Monitoring Root Development

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Monitoring Root Development from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we finally get this crop growing and have more temps in the 70’s than 50’s now we can evaluate what we’ve been through so far and its potential impacts. We have been watching crops that grew and stopped several times. Soil temps in the 50’s […]

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April Showers and Lessons Learned

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April Showers and Lessons Learned from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. At the end of April, we had a big precipitation event. Many of us saw 2.5” to 3” of rain/snow fall in the course of a couple of days. What we didn’t see was flooding or even creeks that were running anywhere near capacity. […]

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Rain, Rain…

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5-22-17 Rain Rain from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Go away.  For now.  You’re causing anxiety. We’ve gotten a lot of rain lately.  A lot.  And on cue, the questions have started:  What about nitrogen loss? Well, what about it?  It’s a good question.  One of the right questions.  But the answer, of course, isn’t […]

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Avoiding the Same Mistake

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Avoiding the Same Mistake from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Sometimes, I feel a bit like a broken record. It seems like I tout the same point to you again and again. But when I do, there’s a reason for it. And, inevitably, the reason is, that it’s imperative from an agronomic standpoint. As we […]

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A New Way Forward

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A New Way Forward from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Because it’s a favorite topic of mine. And I haven’t talked about her all spring. Eleanor. She’s been upgraded, friends. Eleanor now has multi-hybrid functionality. With the limitations of typical equipment, we probably get the right hybrid planted in the right soil about 50-70% of […]

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Digital Records of Visual Observations

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Digital Records of Visual Observations from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we are watching this corn crop come out of the ground this year, it’s time to begin evaluating what has happened thus far. Different areas have had wet spells and planted corn in wet soils, while almost everybody has planted in cold soils. […]

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The Big Unveil

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The Big Unveil from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Finally, friends.  My track record with series articles is dismal, so this is likely a few weeks late for maximum impact, but here it is regardless.  Ta da!  Meet the two nutrients I have been hinting at for weeks: potassium and sulfur. No one wins the […]

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Soil Texture and Irrigation

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Soil Texture & Irrigation from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Earlier this week, I was filling out a form for an AquaSystems grower for the NRCS and a cost share program he is involved in. I was providing the information for available water and refill points for his field. I put the agronomic knowledge that […]

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This is Only a Test

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This is only a test from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I break into this regularly scheduled article for just a quick minute to talk about something we did at the RD Innovation Site near Bellwood last week.  Thanks to Mother Nature and this planting delay, a few of us were engaged in a discussion […]

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