Perspectives. Inspirational quote typed on an old typewriter.

Patience from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Definition: “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” Patience sounds so simple in theory, but we all know that the reality of it is so much more profoundly complicated. We all have that internal clock that is seemingly programmed to […]

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Having Confidence in our Starter Program


Starter Program Confidence from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Every year at about this time the phone calls start coming in from people that have questions about their starter programs. The questions range from, “what rate should I be putting on?” to “what is the best application method and where should it be placed?”. Each […]

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A 40 Acre Goal


A 40 Acre Goal from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It is officially that time of year again. No, I am not talking about planting, I am talking about waiting. Every year, we play the waiting game. Is the soil dry enough? Is the soil warm enough? Is the forecast favorable for good growth? And […]

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The Educational Aspect


The Education Aspect from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Through this space, I try to open up a dialog each week about Agronomy, Agriculture, and Precision Ag. Sometimes that means showcasing new Precision Ag Products or giving the reminders and the nudges you need to think about when it comes to planters and combines during […]

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Don’t Forget About Research

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2018-03-22 Don’t forget about research from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For those of you that have been following along this winter, you know that I am also urging you not just to mail it in this year. I have been talking about why we need to continue to invest in our operations because it’s […]

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Unraveling the Confusion of Liming

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2018-03-15 Unraveling the confusion of liming from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I have had several conversations over the last three weeks or so with growers that have questions about liming their fields. They are looking for the most efficient use of their dollars this year, and want to know if they need to apply […]

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The Little Things


The Little Things from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I have a drill press in my shed at home. It is a common tool that I use all of the time. It has a lot of functionality and works better than a handheld drill for most things. But for as valuable a tool as my […]

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RD Trial Results

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RD Trial Results from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I was talking to a vendor last week, they pointed out to me that we never spend any time in this forum discussing the results of last year’s trials. We talked at length about them in the summer and what the expected conclusions were. We […]

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Tools vs. Toys

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Fads are a part of life. I have two kids, so believe me, I know how popular fads can be. There are at least a couple of fidget spinners in my house right now. When I was a kid, we had to have slap bracelets. But fads transcend kids. We have fads as adults as […]

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