CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF PRECISION AG TECHNOLOGY

 

Central Valley Ag is very proud of the accomplishments of our Advanced Cropping Systems (ACS) precision ag team. Over the last 25 years, the ACS team has provided value to our growers through variable-rate fertilizer prescriptions, variable rate seeding recommendations, variable rate irrigation, soil moisture monitoring, planting and harvesting equipment, and data management services. We have been a one-stop-shop for many growers wanting to operate at the cutting edge of applied technology.  


The ACS staff assists our Field Sales Agronomists and Location Managers with the technology to provide growers solutions that maximize their input dollars. In 1995, CVA pulled our first grid-based soil samples and used that information to provide the right amount of nutrients in the right areas for our first few fields. We have been doing the same thing and much more ever since.

CVA's ACS team researches and reviews a lot of new technology that never even makes the cut to be offered to our growers. Through in-season trails and the ACS Innovation Plots, we are able to vet new technologies to make sure the products and services that are offered to our growers have proven their value. We look forward to delivering value to our growers for many years to come, undeterred by changes and challenges - that's just a part of farming. Providing technology solutions to assist our growers in dealing with these challenges is the core focus of Advanced Cropping Systems.  


TIMELINE OF THE PAST 25 YEARS

 

1995

YIELD MONITORS

1995 | The first grid samples were taken
1995 | The first AgLeader Yield Monitor was installed

1997

GPS

1997 | First VRT spread Tyler air machine
1997 | First multiple bin Soil Election machine purchased
1998 | The first Veris machine

2000

LIGHT BARS & AUTOSTEER

2000 | Light bars installed in custom application floater
2001 | First autosteer available in Nebraska

2003

ADVANCED CROPPING SYSTEMS BRAND

2003 | The Advanced Cropping Systems (ACS) name was formed.

2005

VARIABLE RATE & ZONE SAMPLING

2005 | Variable rate seeding using landsat imagery
2006 | Variable rate nitrogen zone based sampling
2008 | Variable rate prescriptions using VR yield goals

2009

ACS OFFICIALLY TRADEMARKED

2009 | The name, Advanced Cropping Systems (ACS), and logo were officially trademarked.

2010

AQUASYSTEMS AND VRI

2010 | First hydraulic Ag Leader Paradyme steering
2012 | ACS team became Precision Planting Dealer
2013 | AquaSystems & Variable Rate Irrigation

2015

AWARDS & FIELD REVEAL

2015 | ACS team becomes 360 Yield Center Dealer
2016 | ACS team received Precision Impact Award
2017 |  Field Reveal released
2018 |  Precision Farming Dealer Most Valuable Dealership

2020

25 YEARS OF PRECISION AG TECHNOLOGY

2020 | CVA celebrates 25 years of Precision Ag Technology