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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The Lessons of a Single Rainfall

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The Lessons of a single Rainfall from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week we had a significant rainfall. For some, it wasn’t that big of a deal, but for many of us, it was the first rainfall we had over 0.25” since the end of May. I know that I don’t need to remind […]

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Let This Sink In

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Let this soak in from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It’s no secret that I have some pet topics; Nitrogen, the planter, and compaction. This spring Keith and I both said that the issues of compaction plague us all year long. So we’ve talked about it when it came to tillage, during planting, when evaluating […]

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Introducing the Next Step

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7-27-17 Introducing the next step from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Next week marks the introduction of a new age for the Advanced Cropping Systems platform at CVA. To say that I am excited would be a bit of an understatement right now. This is going to change our ability to put information directly in […]

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It’s a Little Rough

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It’s a Little Rough from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Growers are a diverse bunch of people, but as I talk with you all as the season progresses, there is one refrain that I hear from every corner: “If I could do just one thing over, I’d…” I’ve mentioned before that the typical grower desires […]

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Other people’s mistakes!

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Other People’s Mistakes from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I know I’ve said it here before, but my Grandma had a saying. It went along the lines of “Learn from other people’s mistakes, you don’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” Grandmas advice was solid. So far this year, I’ve had the opportunity […]

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The Hotrod Soybean


The Hotrod Soybean from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It’s that time again: my quarterly soybean article, summer version. I always him and haw a bit when it comes to writing about soybeans.  They’re just not the hot rod stuff that corn is.  Generally, they’re kind of fickle and weird.  And boring.  Like a Subaru. […]

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Adapting to the Times


Adapting to the Times from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I was driving back and forth between our office and warehouse a couple of weeks ago, there was a survey crew working along the highway. They had their RTK antenna in one hand, and their data logger in the other. And for the next […]

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Space and Shape


Space & Shape from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I’ve mentioned here before—and not too long ago—some weirdness that we might expect in root architecture this season.  Every growing season comes with its challenges, but this spring was particularly remarkable. There is definitely weirdness in the roots this year.  It varies by tillage system, planting […]

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