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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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • #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
  • 5 Things You May Not Know About Your Irrigation Sprinklers

    Ongoing design changes in center pivot irrigation sprinklers have made it possible for today’s growers to do more with less water. When you are selecting a sprinkler for your pivot or linear irrigation, always take the soil type, terrain, climate and crop into consideration Of course, there are many factors in addition to crop, soil, terrain and weather that affect the best choice of...more
    Ongoing design changes in center pivot irrigation sprinklers have made it possible for today’s growers to do more with less water. When you are selecting a sprinkler for your pivot or linear irrigation, always take the soil type, terrain, climate and crop into consideration Of course, there are many factors in addition to crop, soil, terrain and weather that affect the best choice of...more · Aug 22, 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
  • 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
  • Durability for Decades: Valley Linear Machine Stands the Test of Time

    An 18-year-old Valley® linear irrigation machine, left idle in an Australian paddock for more than a decade, has made an astonishing return to service. Actually, says the grower, it’s not all that astonishing. Greg Ernst says the well-known Valley reputation for quality was one of the factors that led him to purchase one of the company’s linears in 2001 to help feed his dairy cattle i...more
    An 18-year-old Valley® linear irrigation machine, left idle in an Australian paddock for more than a decade, has made an astonishing return to service. Actually, says the grower, it’s not all that astonishing. Greg Ernst says the well-known Valley reputation for quality was one of the factors that led him to purchase one of the company’s linears in 2001 to help feed his dairy cattle i...more · Mar 14, 2019
  • The Big Dry: Fighting Drought with Pivot Irrigation

    Recent drought in Australia, especially Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), has taken a heavy toll on agriculture and on growers in the region. Similar to the American practice of naming hurricanes and winter storms, people Down Under have started calling this extended round of drought “The Big Dry.” According to the Bureau of Meteorology and BBC News, southern Australia has just e...more
    Recent drought in Australia, especially Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), has taken a heavy toll on agriculture and on growers in the region. Similar to the American practice of naming hurricanes and winter storms, people Down Under have started calling this extended round of drought “The Big Dry.” According to the Bureau of Meteorology and BBC News, southern Australia has just e...more · Jan 31, 2019
  • Extend Your Center Pivot's Life: Conversions Cost Less, Offer Highest Value

    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more
    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more · Jan 07, 2019