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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.
  • 5 Facts About Your Current Irrigation Sprinklers

    After over seven years working as part of the Valley® Water Application Group, I’ve seen so many sprinkler package variations that it would make your head spin! Valley has around 500 Valley dealers globally. With this broad of a distribution network and customer base, it’s obvious that many factors, beyond just crop, soil and climate, influence the ever-so-complex irrigation sprinkler...more
    After over seven years working as part of the Valley® Water Application Group, I’ve seen so many sprinkler package variations that it would make your head spin! Valley has around 500 Valley dealers globally. With this broad of a distribution network and customer base, it’s obvious that many factors, beyond just crop, soil and climate, influence the ever-so-complex irrigation sprinkler...more · May 15, 2017
  • Of the Many Crop Irrigation Systems, Which Type is Right for You?

    Flood, drip and mechanized are all common types of crop irrigation systems that are used. If you’re looking to add irrigation to your dry land, it’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type in order to make the right decision for your fields. Before you decide on your method(s), you need to fully understand your field’s topography, soils, available water and cro...more
    Flood, drip and mechanized are all common types of crop irrigation systems that are used. If you’re looking to add irrigation to your dry land, it’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type in order to make the right decision for your fields. Before you decide on your method(s), you need to fully understand your field’s topography, soils, available water and cro...more · May 11, 2017
  • Effectively Irrigating a Corner Area with Irrigation Technology

    The key to higher quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means achieving an even distribution of water over the entire corner. It’s necessary to have control over each nozzle across the boom to get this level of uniformity, so that it each nozzle pulses the right amount at the right time to distribute water evenly. Trimble® Irrigate-IQ™ uniform corner, now available ...more
    The key to higher quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means achieving an even distribution of water over the entire corner. It’s necessary to have control over each nozzle across the boom to get this level of uniformity, so that it each nozzle pulses the right amount at the right time to distribute water evenly. Trimble® Irrigate-IQ™ uniform corner, now available ...more · May 08, 2017
  • 6 Tips for Converting Your Rice Farming Equipment to Center Pivot Irrigation

    A recent article in the Mid-America Farm Grower discussed a presentation given by Dr. Jason Krutz at the National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference. Dr. Krutz explained, “The biggest threat to irrigated agriculture in the mid-South is aquifer depletion.” He went on to discuss several water-saving techniques, all based around traditional flood irrigation method...more
    A recent article in the Mid-America Farm Grower discussed a presentation given by Dr. Jason Krutz at the National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference. Dr. Krutz explained, “The biggest threat to irrigated agriculture in the mid-South is aquifer depletion.” He went on to discuss several water-saving techniques, all based around traditional flood irrigation method...more · May 08, 2017
  • Getting Your Dad Acquainted with His New Valley ICON5 Smart Irrigation Panel

    Your dad is now the proud owner of a new Valley® ICON5 smart irrigation panel – now what? Learning about a new product and becoming familiar with its features can be exciting for some and a pain for others. Luckily, for those individuals who may not be excited to learn a new product, the Valley ICON5 panel is incredibly intuitive and makes learning almost effortless. The Valley ICON® ...more
    Your dad is now the proud owner of a new Valley® ICON5 smart irrigation panel – now what? Learning about a new product and becoming familiar with its features can be exciting for some and a pain for others. Luckily, for those individuals who may not be excited to learn a new product, the Valley ICON5 panel is incredibly intuitive and makes learning almost effortless. The Valley ICON® ...more · Apr 27, 2017
  • Where Center Pivot Irrigation is Headed in the Next 5 Years

    Matt Ondrejko, Valley® vice president global marketing, spoke with Agri Marketing® Magazine about where center pivot irrigation is headed in the next five years, as well as the critical role that marketing plays in the development and promotion of new products. Agri Marketing: Tell us about t...more
    Matt Ondrejko, Valley® vice president global marketing, spoke with Agri Marketing® Magazine about where center pivot irrigation is headed in the next five years, as well as the critical role that marketing plays in the development and promotion of new products. Agri Marketing: Tell us about t...more · Apr 13, 2017
  • Top 3 Reasons to Use Linear Irrigation

    Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods, and may be the right fit for your field. Here are our top three reasons to consider linears on your farm. 1. Maximize Irrigated Area Linears travel back and forth across a field, whereas a center pivot moves around a central point and may miss the corners of the field. This means that a linear will typicall...more
    Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods, and may be the right fit for your field. Here are our top three reasons to consider linears on your farm. 1. Maximize Irrigated Area Linears travel back and forth across a field, whereas a center pivot moves around a central point and may miss the corners of the field. This means that a linear will typicall...more · Mar 27, 2017

    Irrigation Management Made Easy with Valley ICON Smart Panels

    Controlling your center pivot irrigation operation may seem difficult or complicated. It may even be something that you rely on your dealer to help with. That is all about to change - enter Valley® ICON® smart control panels. By now, you have likely heard that these four new control panels all come with the same full set of features, such as daily operations ...more
    Controlling your center pivot irrigation operation may seem difficult or complicated. It may even be something that you rely on your dealer to help with. That is all about to change - enter Valley® ICON® smart control panels. By now, you have likely heard that these four new control panels all come with the same full set of features, such as daily operations ...more · Mar 16, 2017
  • A Grower's Guide to the Internet of Things for Irrigation

    Over the past few years, we have seen more and more people adopt home and personal automation tools; these have simply become a way of life. Google, Amazon and Nest, among others, have taken the automation market by storm and have created a demand for connecting people to the internet beyond just using a personal computer. People are using this Internet of Things (more commonly known ...more
    Over the past few years, we have seen more and more people adopt home and personal automation tools; these have simply become a way of life. Google, Amazon and Nest, among others, have taken the automation market by storm and have created a demand for connecting people to the internet beyond just using a personal computer. People are using this Internet of Things (more commonly known ...more · Mar 02, 2017