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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
  • 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
  • Chinese Connection: Valley Center Pivots Improve Agriculture in Rural China

    Until recently, consumption of dairy products in China has been low compared to other parts of the world. There are a number of reasons for the lower consumption, but suffice it to say yogurt and cheese are growing in popularity among Chinese. With a growing middle class in a country with 1.4 billion people, that’s a lot of cheese and yogurt.
    Until recently, consumption of dairy products in China has been low compared to other parts of the world. There are a number of reasons for the lower consumption, but suffice it to say yogurt and cheese are growing in popularity among Chinese. With a growing middle class in a country with 1.4 billion people, that’s a lot of cheese and yogurt. · Apr 25, 2019
  • No Substitute for Service: An Agronomist Talks Technology

    Rad Yager knows a lot about soil. He has been an agronomist for nearly four decades, first working with the University of Georgia Extension office for 30 years, then for the last eight years as a consultant with Certified Ag Resources in Camilla, GA. His focus is soil moisture monitoring. “About 15 years ago, capacitance probes came along,” he explains. “When I retired, I saw a need a...more
    Rad Yager knows a lot about soil. He has been an agronomist for nearly four decades, first working with the University of Georgia Extension office for 30 years, then for the last eight years as a consultant with Certified Ag Resources in Camilla, GA. His focus is soil moisture monitoring. “About 15 years ago, capacitance probes came along,” he explains. “When I retired, I saw a need a...more · Apr 18, 2019
  • A Long and Winding Road: Irrigation Innovator Looks Back on His Career at Valley

    Jake LaRue has traveled the world to consult on all aspects of irrigation, and has been awarded several patents for his work for Valley®. He’s even worked with “cosmic ray neutron probes,” which sounds like something out of a superhero movie. But it wasn’t always that way. He started much smaller. The Director of Research & Development began his career with a local Valley Irrigat...more
    Jake LaRue has traveled the world to consult on all aspects of irrigation, and has been awarded several patents for his work for Valley®. He’s even worked with “cosmic ray neutron probes,” which sounds like something out of a superhero movie. But it wasn’t always that way. He started much smaller. The Director of Research & Development began his career with a local Valley Irrigat...more · Apr 11, 2019
  • Making Hay: ICONX Smart Irrigation Control Panel Helps Canadian Grower

    Like most growers around the world, Cale Hubka has a lot on his plate. He took over Hubka Hay from his father five years ago, after renting land since age 18. The operation now consists of over 10,000 acres, mostly growing forage like alfalfa, timothy grass and mixed hay, as well as some wheat and peas. He’s in charge of all harvest operations and water management. “Forage keeps us b...more
    Like most growers around the world, Cale Hubka has a lot on his plate. He took over Hubka Hay from his father five years ago, after renting land since age 18. The operation now consists of over 10,000 acres, mostly growing forage like alfalfa, timothy grass and mixed hay, as well as some wheat and peas. He’s in charge of all harvest operations and water management. “Forage keeps us b...more · Apr 04, 2019
  • Built for This: Valley GPS Guidance Custom-Designed for Corner Irrigation Machines

    What would the world look like today without GPS? We would still have to read paper maps, nobody would have Snapchat geo-filters, and you also wouldn’t know when your Uber driver was arriving. All joking aside, GPS technology has without a doubt changed our everyday lives and how countless industries operate. Agriculture is no exception to this. Auto-steering combines, end-of-pivot o..
    What would the world look like today without GPS? We would still have to read paper maps, nobody would have Snapchat geo-filters, and you also wouldn’t know when your Uber driver was arriving. All joking aside, GPS technology has without a doubt changed our everyday lives and how countless industries operate. Agriculture is no exception to this. Auto-steering combines, end-of-pivot o.. · Mar 07, 2019
  • Remote Irrigation Management, Copper Theft Protection

    Sometimes as the weather gets colder, thieves get bolder. Copper theft is an ongoing problem, but robbers are being caught in the act, thanks to AgSense®, a smart irrigation solution from Valley®.
    Sometimes as the weather gets colder, thieves get bolder. Copper theft is an ongoing problem, but robbers are being caught in the act, thanks to AgSense®, a smart irrigation solution from Valley®. · Jan 24, 2019
  • The Best Irrigation Equipment: Valley Brand Loyalty Explained

    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more
    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more · Nov 24, 2018