Tough Decisions

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Tough Decisions from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. There comes a point in time during every harvest where you really need to be in two, if not more, places at once. This year is no different. With all the moisture we’ve had, we have issues in both our corn and soybean fields, some of them […]

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The Math Works Out


The Math Works Out from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I follow a farmer on Twitter that always tweets “show me your work” when he questions the statement somebody makes about something; which reminds me of what I was told to do during my Math and Science classes at Elkhorn Valley High School. I would […]

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How Do You Residue

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10-2-2017 How do you residue? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Not too long ago a customer and I were talking about some interesting things he saw in his NDVI Imagery. He told me that he had alternating green and yellow streaking. After some discussion about this corn following soybean field, he came up with […]

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Evolving Soil Sampling

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Evolving Soil Sampling from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. When it comes to accuracy, what you are doing is every bit as important as how accurate you’re doing it. The old saying is that “close only counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.” In either case, being in the ballpark is enough to get the job […]

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A Prelude

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A Prelude from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The scariest thing about demonstration sites; the fact that what you say “should happen” and when you finally see what “has happened” doesn’t match up. Normally, this happens to you live right in front of a group of growers at a field day event. Nevertheless, I am […]

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Our Common Problem


A Common Problem from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. There are some weedy, ugly pictures of soybean fields online right now.  If you haven’t seen any yet, do your poor heart a favor and don’t go looking. Along with said pictures is a lot of distress.  About chemistries.  About new technologies.  But really, about the […]

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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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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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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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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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