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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.
  • Valley Insights Provides Knowledge in Arid Conditions

    Potatoes require careful irrigation management to produce the best-quality crop, especially when grown in a desert area. Grant Morris of Schneider Farms near Pasco, Washington, uses irrigation technology like Valley Insights™ to help maximize yields and efficiency.
    Potatoes require careful irrigation management to produce the best-quality crop, especially when grown in a desert area. Grant Morris of Schneider Farms near Pasco, Washington, uses irrigation technology like Valley Insights™ to help maximize yields and efficiency. · Jun 23, 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Customized Irrigation Setup Improves Silage Yields for Minnesota Dairy Farmer

    To feed 1,200 dairy cows in Eden Valley, Minnesota, Joe Becker grows corn and alfalfa on 1,100 acres of farmland. Both crops require plenty of water, so Joe decided to irrigate about 300 acres in areas where the soil is light and sandy. In 2013, Joe got his first center pivot machine from Grand Irrigation, his local Valley® dealer. The results were promising, but Joe knew they could ...more
    To feed 1,200 dairy cows in Eden Valley, Minnesota, Joe Becker grows corn and alfalfa on 1,100 acres of farmland. Both crops require plenty of water, so Joe decided to irrigate about 300 acres in areas where the soil is light and sandy. In 2013, Joe got his first center pivot machine from Grand Irrigation, his local Valley® dealer. The results were promising, but Joe knew they could ...more · Sep 19, 2019
  • #AgTech and the Environment

    It seems ironic that the word “technology” is used so casually it has become “ordinary,” but often that is the case. Imagine the term in your head and you will probably think of everything from cell phones and digital watches to flying cars and self-driving tractors. In short, technology means something different to nearly everyone. The same goes for agricultural technology, which co...more
    It seems ironic that the word “technology” is used so casually it has become “ordinary,” but often that is the case. Imagine the term in your head and you will probably think of everything from cell phones and digital watches to flying cars and self-driving tractors. In short, technology means something different to nearly everyone. The same goes for agricultural technology, which co...more · Aug 25, 2019
  • Irrigation Forecasts: Save Time with Valley Scheduling

    Greg Juul and his partner, Troy Betz, own and operate G2 Farming near Hermiston, Oregon. He says technology has given them a competitive advantage. “We’ve definitely adopted a lot of tech that’s come into farming,” he said. “Valley® technology has improved our operation right from the very beginning. When Troy and I took over the farm, we switched from a competitor’s brand to Val...more
    Greg Juul and his partner, Troy Betz, own and operate G2 Farming near Hermiston, Oregon. He says technology has given them a competitive advantage. “We’ve definitely adopted a lot of tech that’s come into farming,” he said. “Valley® technology has improved our operation right from the very beginning. When Troy and I took over the farm, we switched from a competitor’s brand to Val...more · Jun 20, 2019
  • 4 Things to Think About Before Investing in Irrigation Technology

    Since 2003, remote irrigation technology has come a long way. Back then, people still had to use paper maps to navigate. A lot of people still used film cameras. The idea of buying things on the Internet was fairly new, and Facebook was still a year away. The pace of technological change is getting faster every month … seemingly every day. But one thing hasn’t changed since 2003. In ...more
    Since 2003, remote irrigation technology has come a long way. Back then, people still had to use paper maps to navigate. A lot of people still used film cameras. The idea of buying things on the Internet was fairly new, and Facebook was still a year away. The pace of technological change is getting faster every month … seemingly every day. But one thing hasn’t changed since 2003. In ...more · Jun 18, 2019