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2020’s Crush Season Brings Big Changes in Business

2021-12-01T21:32:08+00:00

By Holloway Ag Like most things in 2020, Crush Season for vineyards and wineries has a whole new look and feel. In more “normal” years past, Crush Season was a time of festivals, tourists, special events, and a way to celebrate together. At Holloway Ag, we work with many vineyards in the Paso Robles area. Gil Luera, Holloway Ag’s Business Development Associate for the Paso area, sees firsthand how this year’s Crush Season has been very different, and how many of the growers and wineries are adapting to survive during these changing times. “Celebrations are off [...]

2020’s Crush Season Brings Big Changes in Business2021-12-01T21:32:08+00:00

Featured Grower Series: Keith Nilmeier Farms

2020-10-27T20:53:12+00:00

By Holloway Ag Featured Grower Series Featuring Keith Nilmeier Farms Keith Nilmeier Farms in Fresno, CA has been a family operated farm for more than 120 years. Keith is a fourth generation farmer, following in his great grandfather’s footsteps who came to America more than 135 years ago. His great grandfather started farming in the Central Valley upon his arrival to the US, and eventually started his own operation that Keith still runs today. Keith Nilmeier Farms grows citrus, wine grapes and stone fruit and chose these crops for their vertical integration, making the operation more [...]

Featured Grower Series: Keith Nilmeier Farms2020-10-27T20:53:12+00:00

Determining Water Needs for Your Field – A Three Part Series – Part 3: How much water does my crop need?

2021-12-01T21:38:54+00:00

By Holloway Ag Join us for this three-part series on Determining Water Needs for Your Field. As the temps continue to stay high, and many growers enter thier last irrigation cycle of the season, it is especailly important to make sure you are using the right amount of water and that it is working hard for your field. Please enjoy Part 3 and check out Part 1 on Evaporation and Transpiration and Part 2 on Evapotransporation and ETo Zones in case you missed them. Part 3: How much water does my crop need? Determining Water in Acre [...]

Determining Water Needs for Your Field – A Three Part Series – Part 3: How much water does my crop need?2021-12-01T21:38:54+00:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Steve Lenander

2020-10-27T20:56:07+00:00

By Holloway Ag Meet Your Partners in Growth Series Featuring Steve Lenander, Director of Agronomy Steve Lenander doesn’t feel like he has worked a day in his life. He is unabashedly and irrefutably passionate about helping growers get the most out of their soil. For the past 30 years, Steve has worked with farmers in the Central Valley to turn their dirt back into soil and improve their yields through thoughtful analysis and data. “I don’t feel like I have a job, I just get to play everyday!” Steve remarks. Steve was intrigued by agriculture at [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Steve Lenander2020-10-27T20:56:07+00:00

Determining Water Needs for Your Field – A Three Part Series – Part 2: Evapotransporation and ETo Zones

2021-12-01T21:39:38+00:00

By Holloway Ag Join us for this three-part series on Determining Water Needs for Your Field. As the temps continue to stay high, and many growers enter thier last irrigation cycle of the season, it is especailly important to make sure you are using the right amount of water and that it is working hard for your field. Please enjoy Part 2 and look for Part 3 to be published next week. And check out Part 1 on Evaporation and Transpiration, in case you missed it. Part 2: Evapotransporation and ETo Zones How to determine the [...]

Determining Water Needs for Your Field – A Three Part Series – Part 2: Evapotransporation and ETo Zones2021-12-01T21:39:38+00:00

Determining Water Needs for Your Field – A Three Part Series – Part 1: Evaporation and Transpiration

2021-12-01T21:40:20+00:00

By Holloway Ag Join us for this three-part series on Determining Water Needs for Your Field. As the temps continue to stay high, and many growers enter thier last irrigation cycle of the season, it is especailly important to make sure you are using the right amount of water and that it is working hard for your field. Please enjoy Part 1 and read the follow-up, Part 2: Evapotransportion and ETo Zones. Look for Part 3 to be published soon. Part 1: Evaporation and Transpiration What they are and how they work together to determine your [...]

Determining Water Needs for Your Field – A Three Part Series – Part 1: Evaporation and Transpiration2021-12-01T21:40:20+00:00

Data-driven solutions for soil

2020-08-28T22:31:12+00:00

By Holloway Ag Data-driven solutions for soil health Holloway’s agronomists partner with the grower, and/or the grower’s agronomist and PCA to use facts and science to derive the most cost-effective solutions to improve your yields. We take a strategic approach to collecting soil, water, and tissue samples. Every field presents a unique challenge, and we collect samples based on both grower and agronomist knowledge. In any given field or block we collect the necessary samples, which we then send to accredited labs for analysis. From there, we make soil amendment and/or nutrient recommendations based on the [...]

Data-driven solutions for soil2020-08-28T22:31:12+00:00

How do microorganisms affect the quality of soil?

2020-08-28T22:32:39+00:00

By Holloway Ag The Importance of Microorganisms in Commercial Agriculture Think of microorganisms as the life in the soil. These little, live creatures create nutrients in the soil and make certain elements more available to the plant. The more microbial activity you have, the better chance you have for native nutrients to build back up in the soil. “We like to say that microorganisms are one of the best ways to turn dirt back into soil,” says Steve Lenander, Director of Agronomy for Holloway Ag. Microorganisms have a very multifaceted job: They make any applied nutrients [...]

How do microorganisms affect the quality of soil?2020-08-28T22:32:39+00:00

Regional Manager, Jordan Burt discusses the opportunities in ag and what he looks for when hiring

2021-12-01T21:41:52+00:00

When you talk to Jordan Burt about his role at Holloway, he will tell you he is in the service business. His number one and constant priority for him and his team is to provide excellent service to the growers who are Holloway’s customers.

Regional Manager, Jordan Burt discusses the opportunities in ag and what he looks for when hiring2021-12-01T21:41:52+00:00

A Wet Spring Does Not Lead to Disease and Pests at the Levels Anticipated

2021-12-01T21:43:25+00:00

There has been a lot of talk lately regarding Gypsum. It has been referred to as high-grade and low-grade Gypsum. After consulting with many labs and specialists in the field I have come to the realization that describing Gypsum by “grade” solely is highly is misleading to the grower.

A Wet Spring Does Not Lead to Disease and Pests at the Levels Anticipated2021-12-01T21:43:25+00:00
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