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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.
  • Tips for a Successful Canola Crop with Center Pivot Irrigation

    The canola crop is commonly grown to produce animal feed, vegetable oil, and biofuel, and is easily distinguishable by its bright yellow flowers. The following documents a case study of a canola farmer in the Czech Republic who used center pivot irrigation in one of the most arid areas of the country, which helped him achieve a higher than average crop yield. Each year, the grower pro...more
    The canola crop is commonly grown to produce animal feed, vegetable oil, and biofuel, and is easily distinguishable by its bright yellow flowers. The following documents a case study of a canola farmer in the Czech Republic who used center pivot irrigation in one of the most arid areas of the country, which helped him achieve a higher than average crop yield. Each year, the grower pro...more · Dec 12, 2016
  • Dairy Farm Management: How Can You Reduce Your Groundwater Impact?

    It is often said that there are only two things in life that are certain – death and taxes. For the American dairy farmer, another can be added to the list: regulations. With the increasing size of the average dairy along with the growing scrutiny that regulatory agencies are putting towards environmental impacts, it is very important for dairy operations to keep an eye on how their d...more
    It is often said that there are only two things in life that are certain – death and taxes. For the American dairy farmer, another can be added to the list: regulations. With the increasing size of the average dairy along with the growing scrutiny that regulatory agencies are putting towards environmental impacts, it is very important for dairy operations to keep an eye on how their d...more · Dec 05, 2016
  • 10 Unique BaseStation3 Features for Center Pivot Irrigation Monitoring

    BaseStation3™ from Valley® is an industry-leading, remote management technology product. With BaseStation3, you can communicate with your devices from anywhere you are in the world. With the abundance of features available in BaseStation3, there are likely some you may not know about. Check out a few of the abilities you can have with the software’s easy-to-use interface. Center pivo...more
    BaseStation3™ from Valley® is an industry-leading, remote management technology product. With BaseStation3, you can communicate with your devices from anywhere you are in the world. With the abundance of features available in BaseStation3, there are likely some you may not know about. Check out a few of the abilities you can have with the software’s easy-to-use interface. Center pivo...more · Nov 17, 2016
  • 5 Recommendations For An Effective End-of-Season Sprinkler Inspection

    Checking your sprinkler package at the end of the season is key to ensuring you will be ready for next year. With all of the hard work that needs to be done and the matters that require your consideration during harvest, you might be tempted to put off the inspection of your farm irrigation equipment. However, this is a good time to detect potential issues such as leaks, plugged nozzl...more
    Checking your sprinkler package at the end of the season is key to ensuring you will be ready for next year. With all of the hard work that needs to be done and the matters that require your consideration during harvest, you might be tempted to put off the inspection of your farm irrigation equipment. However, this is a good time to detect potential issues such as leaks, plugged nozzl...more · Nov 07, 2016
  • What Is Linear Irrigation? Gain Precision Irrigation With Linears.

    Some growers won't consider center pivot irrigation because of the size or shape of their field. Some farmers may not realize that small, irregularly shaped fields can also benefit from an irrigation system. Linear irrigation, although less common than center pivot irrigation, can be a solution for these types of fields.
    Some growers won't consider center pivot irrigation because of the size or shape of their field. Some farmers may not realize that small, irregularly shaped fields can also benefit from an irrigation system. Linear irrigation, although less common than center pivot irrigation, can be a solution for these types of fields. · Oct 27, 2016
  • 7 Most Common Questions On Connecting Pivots To Irrigation Monitoring

    As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, growers struggle to decide what is right for their operation, wrong for their operation, and just plain figure out exactly what some of the new irrigation technology is capable of. We reached out to irrigation expert, Jeremiah Johnson of authorized Valley dealership Central Valley Irrigation in Holdrege, Neb., and asked him to let u...more
    As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, growers struggle to decide what is right for their operation, wrong for their operation, and just plain figure out exactly what some of the new irrigation technology is capable of. We reached out to irrigation expert, Jeremiah Johnson of authorized Valley dealership Central Valley Irrigation in Holdrege, Neb., and asked him to let u...more · Oct 24, 2016
  • 5 Ways to Connect Your Farm for Irrigation Monitoring

    You have a smartphone, a smart car, and smart devices throughout your home, but what about a smart farm? There are a number of ways for you to connect the devices throughout your farming operation, from your tractor to your grain bins. Valley® Irrigation has been lighting the farm tech path for years, but what do you need to know to connect your machines? Here are five ways to c...more
    You have a smartphone, a smart car, and smart devices throughout your home, but what about a smart farm? There are a number of ways for you to connect the devices throughout your farming operation, from your tractor to your grain bins. Valley® Irrigation has been lighting the farm tech path for years, but what do you need to know to connect your machines? Here are five ways to c...more · Oct 17, 2016
  • Washington Grower Achieves Minimal Runoff with Irrigation Sprinkler Choice

    Kees Weyns may be young, but he definitely knows his way around the farm. Now 38, he’s been farming since he was 14 and he definitely knows what kind of equipment he wants to use. His parents moved to the Othello, Wash., area in the 1960s and began farming his grandparents’ land. Today, Weyns, his parents and his brother grow potatoes, wheat, sweet corn, feed corn, onions and grapes....more
    Kees Weyns may be young, but he definitely knows his way around the farm. Now 38, he’s been farming since he was 14 and he definitely knows what kind of equipment he wants to use. His parents moved to the Othello, Wash., area in the 1960s and began farming his grandparents’ land. Today, Weyns, his parents and his brother grow potatoes, wheat, sweet corn, feed corn, onions and grapes....more · Oct 12, 2016
  • Center Pivots: Breaking Down the Machine

    Center pivot irrigation has evolved into complex machines that do more than just move in a circle and pump water onto the ground. But even with all the complexities, a modern-day pivot can be broken down into a handful of main components that make up the core framework. These major components include the pivot point, control panel, spans, drive units, and tower boxes. 1. Pivot Point ...more
    Center pivot irrigation has evolved into complex machines that do more than just move in a circle and pump water onto the ground. But even with all the complexities, a modern-day pivot can be broken down into a handful of main components that make up the core framework. These major components include the pivot point, control panel, spans, drive units, and tower boxes. 1. Pivot Point ...more · Sep 19, 2016