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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alert! 5 Ways Remote Irrigation Management Eliminates Your Anxiety

    Every grower knows irrigation season can be hectic and demanding. You may think that adding remote technology will be complicated and hard to learn. However, AgSense® remote irrigation management is just the opposite. It’s very affordable, and the various alerts will make your days and nights much less stressful. It’s always better to have another set of eyes to make sure every...more
    Every grower knows irrigation season can be hectic and demanding. You may think that adding remote technology will be complicated and hard to learn. However, AgSense® remote irrigation management is just the opposite. It’s very affordable, and the various alerts will make your days and nights much less stressful. It’s always better to have another set of eyes to make sure every...more · Aug 29, 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
  • In-Field Weather Stations: Accurate Data Makes All the Difference

    Every farmer knows they can’t control the weather. What they CAN control is the source they trust for their weather information. Newspapers, TV, the Internet and even the rain gauge on the back porch can help determine weather conditions. But those sources are lacking in one way: they don’t indicate actual field conditions, and many growers have fields that are miles away from each o...more
    Every farmer knows they can’t control the weather. What they CAN control is the source they trust for their weather information. Newspapers, TV, the Internet and even the rain gauge on the back porch can help determine weather conditions. But those sources are lacking in one way: they don’t indicate actual field conditions, and many growers have fields that are miles away from each o...more · Jun 06, 2019