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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.
  • These Valley Dealers Are Tops in Center Pivot Irrigation

    Each year, Valley® Irrigation recognizes its center pivot dealers who have shown a commitment to improving their business in multiple areas, from branding to customer service, and from product offerings to in-store displays. Valley identifies three levels of dealers in its Dealer Performance Program: Performance, Performance Plus and Performance Premier. In January 2018, Valley appla...more
    Each year, Valley® Irrigation recognizes its center pivot dealers who have shown a commitment to improving their business in multiple areas, from branding to customer service, and from product offerings to in-store displays. Valley identifies three levels of dealers in its Dealer Performance Program: Performance, Performance Plus and Performance Premier. In January 2018, Valley appla...more · Feb 05, 2018
  • A Nod to Sod: Growing Football Fields with Center Pivots and Other Fun Facts

    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, we thought it would be fun to talk about growing football fields! That’s right, you heard me correctly – actually growing a football field. Some fields use natural grass, others synthetic sod. But did you know that many farmers irrigate sod with center pivots and linears? In addition to that fun fact, here are four more! Fun Fact #1: Sod ...more
    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, we thought it would be fun to talk about growing football fields! That’s right, you heard me correctly – actually growing a football field. Some fields use natural grass, others synthetic sod. But did you know that many farmers irrigate sod with center pivots and linears? In addition to that fun fact, here are four more! Fun Fact #1: Sod ...more · Feb 01, 2018
  • Sod Farmer Saves Time and Money with Remote Pivot Control Technology

    Growing sod requires careful irrigation. With many varieties of grass, all in various stages of growth, sod farmers must employ proper management practices and deal with weather changes while trying to save on electric and water bills. Chip Block and his partner, Mark Govin, run Sumter Sod near Leslie, Ga. They grow three types of Bermuda, three types of zoysia, centipede and fescue,...more
    Growing sod requires careful irrigation. With many varieties of grass, all in various stages of growth, sod farmers must employ proper management practices and deal with weather changes while trying to save on electric and water bills. Chip Block and his partner, Mark Govin, run Sumter Sod near Leslie, Ga. They grow three types of Bermuda, three types of zoysia, centipede and fescue,...more · Jan 29, 2018
  • Nebraska Family Farm All Under One Center Pivot Smart Panel Series

    The Walking C Cattle Company is a cow/calf operation that grows crops to supply their feedlot. The farm is run by a tight-knit group – owner Terry Crawford and his family: Corey Bender, his son-in-law, and Larry Fisher, farm manager. Crawford grew up on the farm and remembers how hard his parents worked to keep it going during the Great Depression. Fields were irrigated by using tub...more
    The Walking C Cattle Company is a cow/calf operation that grows crops to supply their feedlot. The farm is run by a tight-knit group – owner Terry Crawford and his family: Corey Bender, his son-in-law, and Larry Fisher, farm manager. Crawford grew up on the farm and remembers how hard his parents worked to keep it going during the Great Depression. Fields were irrigated by using tub...more · Jan 22, 2018
  • Use Pivot Control to Manage Potato Irrigation

    Potatoes are a diverse crop. With them, you can make fries, vodka, electricity and much more! According to the International Potato Center, over 65% of potatoes in production is for human consumption alone. Because of its diversity and level of consumption in a given year, it’s no wonder the potato is the world’s fourth-largest food crop, coming in just behind of corn, wheat and rice....more
    Potatoes are a diverse crop. With them, you can make fries, vodka, electricity and much more! According to the International Potato Center, over 65% of potatoes in production is for human consumption alone. Because of its diversity and level of consumption in a given year, it’s no wonder the potato is the world’s fourth-largest food crop, coming in just behind of corn, wheat and rice....more · Jan 18, 2018
  • 5 Ways Conserving Water with a Crop Irrigation System Can Save Money

    They say money can’t buy happiness, but we know it can certainly buy energy! With agricultural sprinkler systems, such as a Valley® center pivot or linear, there are many ways to conserve water, so we not only save money on pumping-energy costs, but we are also good stewards of water. Efficient agricultural sprinkler systems aren’t created by accident, nor do they continue to operate ...more
    They say money can’t buy happiness, but we know it can certainly buy energy! With agricultural sprinkler systems, such as a Valley® center pivot or linear, there are many ways to conserve water, so we not only save money on pumping-energy costs, but we are also good stewards of water. Efficient agricultural sprinkler systems aren’t created by accident, nor do they continue to operate ...more · Jan 04, 2018
  • Effective Crop Irrigation Pays Off with Higher Corn Yields

    Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is a key ingredient in many of the products you use every day. From the corn meal in baked goods, such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1.04 billi...more
    Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is a key ingredient in many of the products you use every day. From the corn meal in baked goods, such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1.04 billi...more · Dec 21, 2017
  • Rice Farming: Three Irrigation Tips to Keep in Mind for Your Crop

    Rice is a critical food crop, representing the third-most acres planted around the world, trailing only wheat and maize (corn). We sometimes lose sight of this here in the U.S., since our agricultural production is dominated by maize, soybeans, wheat and cotton. The vast majority of rice grown in the U.S. is produced in only six states: Arkansas (with nearly 50% of rice acreage), Cali...more
    Rice is a critical food crop, representing the third-most acres planted around the world, trailing only wheat and maize (corn). We sometimes lose sight of this here in the U.S., since our agricultural production is dominated by maize, soybeans, wheat and cotton. The vast majority of rice grown in the U.S. is produced in only six states: Arkansas (with nearly 50% of rice acreage), Cali...more · Dec 14, 2017
  • Center Pivot Precision Irrigation Maximizes Soybean Yields

    Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry. If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to understand the water requirements of the pl...more
    Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry. If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to understand the water requirements of the pl...more · Dec 11, 2017