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Valley® Irrigation is the worldwide leader in precision irrigation. The Valley brand of center pivot, linear, and corner equipment provides solutions for conserving water and meeting the growing demand for food.
  • The Irrigation Leader Listens to You: A Short History of Valley 365

    This is first in a series about Valley 365™ and the Valley technology road map. Keep following for more information in the weeks ahead! Valley® has had its hand in technology for a number of years, from the cams™ Management System in the 1980s to Valmonitor. These initial tech offerings paved the way for true remote irrigation control.
    This is first in a series about Valley 365™ and the Valley technology road map. Keep following for more information in the weeks ahead! Valley® has had its hand in technology for a number of years, from the cams™ Management System in the 1980s to Valmonitor. These initial tech offerings paved the way for true remote irrigation control. · Mar 05, 2020
  • 3 Keys to Water Efficiency in Ag: Pivots, Pumps & Sprinklers

    Editor’s Note: A slightly different version of this article originally ran on progressiveforage.com. I may be biased when I say this, but because I grew up in agriculture, I know it’s the very best industry there is. How important is agriculture to our way of life?
    Editor’s Note: A slightly different version of this article originally ran on progressiveforage.com. I may be biased when I say this, but because I grew up in agriculture, I know it’s the very best industry there is. How important is agriculture to our way of life? · Jan 23, 2020
  • Early Reviews Are In: Valley 365 is Advanced Yet User-Friendly

    If you’re familiar with Rotten Tomatoes, you know it’s a website that compiles movie reviews from both critics and audiences. Then it gives them a score: if a movie is “certified fresh,” it gets a bright red tomato. If the movie isn’t so good, the site shows a spilled bucket of popcorn.
    If you’re familiar with Rotten Tomatoes, you know it’s a website that compiles movie reviews from both critics and audiences. Then it gives them a score: if a movie is “certified fresh,” it gets a bright red tomato. If the movie isn’t so good, the site shows a spilled bucket of popcorn. · Jan 09, 2020
  • 4 Ways the Valley X-Tec High-Speed Pivot Motor Helps Cotton Growers

    São José Farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is an impressive cotton plantation that extends over 6,400 acres (2,600 hectares). Visitors describe it as looking like a soft white cloud covering the whole ground all the way to the horizon. Arilton Riedi's farm has gotten consistently higher yields with cotton irrigated by center pivots.
    São José Farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is an impressive cotton plantation that extends over 6,400 acres (2,600 hectares). Visitors describe it as looking like a soft white cloud covering the whole ground all the way to the horizon. Arilton Riedi's farm has gotten consistently higher yields with cotton irrigated by center pivots. · Dec 26, 2019
  • 100% Turnkey Valley Farm: Elite Irrigation Design (Part 2)

    In our last blog, we told you about Oklahoma grower Wayne Carter and his plans to expand his sod business. His location and his dedication to growing only the highest-quality sod in the most efficient way resulted in six challenges that water management experts from Valley Irrigation helped him overcome.
    In our last blog, we told you about Oklahoma grower Wayne Carter and his plans to expand his sod business. His location and his dedication to growing only the highest-quality sod in the most efficient way resulted in six challenges that water management experts from Valley Irrigation helped him overcome. · Dec 12, 2019
  • Center Pivots over Peanuts (In a Nutshell, They Make a Big Difference)

    Casey Cox is a sixth-generation farmer whose family has been farming the sandy soils along the Flint River in southwest Georgia for more than 150 years. They’ve been growing peanuts for at least three generations, back to Casey’s great-grandfather in the 1920s. In that time, Casey and her family have learned that peanuts are a crop with unique challenges that center pivot irrigation can help overcome.
    Casey Cox is a sixth-generation farmer whose family has been farming the sandy soils along the Flint River in southwest Georgia for more than 150 years. They’ve been growing peanuts for at least three generations, back to Casey’s great-grandfather in the 1920s. In that time, Casey and her family have learned that peanuts are a crop with unique challenges that center pivot irrigation can help overcome. · Nov 14, 2019
  • 10 Ways Valley Pivots and Linears are Best for Irrigating Tree Crops

    Growing any crop takes planning, but tree crops, especially, are a long-term investment. Whether you raise citrus, fruit, olives, coffee or nuts, you’ve devoted time and money to planning, growing, nurturing and harvesting your tall crop. So you want to earn the largest possible return on that investment.
    Growing any crop takes planning, but tree crops, especially, are a long-term investment. Whether you raise citrus, fruit, olives, coffee or nuts, you’ve devoted time and money to planning, growing, nurturing and harvesting your tall crop. So you want to earn the largest possible return on that investment. · Oct 31, 2019
  • Pivots, Puppets & Peanuts: Georgia grower highlights farming on Sesame Street

    Casey Cox began to appreciate her ag background after her first year of college, but she never realized her love of the outdoors would take her to the city – all the way to Sesame Street, in fact.
    Casey Cox began to appreciate her ag background after her first year of college, but she never realized her love of the outdoors would take her to the city – all the way to Sesame Street, in fact. · Oct 31, 2019
  • Switching from Flood to Pivot Irrigation Leads to Tripled Hay Production

    A couple of years after George Kahrl graduated with a sociology degree from Harvard in 1983, he bought a small, flood-irrigated ranch with 140 heifers. Over the years, he bought and sold a number of farms and ranches from families who were getting out of the business, built them up and sold them again. Kahrl started Sarah Faith Ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming, from scratch in 2016 and now...more
    A couple of years after George Kahrl graduated with a sociology degree from Harvard in 1983, he bought a small, flood-irrigated ranch with 140 heifers. Over the years, he bought and sold a number of farms and ranches from families who were getting out of the business, built them up and sold them again. Kahrl started Sarah Faith Ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming, from scratch in 2016 and now...more · Oct 03, 2019