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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.
  • Get Unstuck: Overcoming Your Stuck Pivots

    At Valley®, we get a lot of questions from growers about what they can do minimize wheel ruts from their irrigation equipment, or at least keep their pivots from getting stuck. It’s a simple question, but the answer is complicated! So, let’s consider some of the factors that affect wheel tracking. These include soil type, crop, how many hours you irrigate per year, amount of water pe...more
    At Valley®, we get a lot of questions from growers about what they can do minimize wheel ruts from their irrigation equipment, or at least keep their pivots from getting stuck. It’s a simple question, but the answer is complicated! So, let’s consider some of the factors that affect wheel tracking. These include soil type, crop, how many hours you irrigate per year, amount of water pe...more · Sep 12, 2016
  • Are You Switching From Dryland Farming To Precision Irrigation?

    Starting the process of switching from dryland to irrigated farming can seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot to consider and factors that make initial investment costs not so cut and dry for every field. Patrick Scates, General Manager at Scates Valley Inc., a Valley® Irrigation dealership in Carmi, IL, talked us through who to talk to, what you should know, and what to expect whe...more
    Starting the process of switching from dryland to irrigated farming can seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot to consider and factors that make initial investment costs not so cut and dry for every field. Patrick Scates, General Manager at Scates Valley Inc., a Valley® Irrigation dealership in Carmi, IL, talked us through who to talk to, what you should know, and what to expect whe...more · Aug 25, 2016
  • 5 Reasons Why I Love Working in Agriculture

    My father is an Agricultural Contractor, so I grew up around farming and agriculture. I got my tractor licence at 16 and joined the family business drawing silage during my summer holidays from school. I would still have a huge interest in the family business and continue to work there in the evenings and weekends and organise my holidays from work around the silage and grain season. ...more
    My father is an Agricultural Contractor, so I grew up around farming and agriculture. I got my tractor licence at 16 and joined the family business drawing silage during my summer holidays from school. I would still have a huge interest in the family business and continue to work there in the evenings and weekends and organise my holidays from work around the silage and grain season. ...more · Aug 08, 2016
  • More of What Growers Are Saying About BaseStation3

    It’s easy for us to stand up and tell you that our products are the best in the business. We know, we made them. But, we would rather let our customers, your peers, tell you themselves about how great our products are. At Valley Irrigation, we put years of effort into developing our Irrigation equipment and technology, and that includes gathering honest feedback from our growers. Here...more
    It’s easy for us to stand up and tell you that our products are the best in the business. We know, we made them. But, we would rather let our customers, your peers, tell you themselves about how great our products are. At Valley Irrigation, we put years of effort into developing our Irrigation equipment and technology, and that includes gathering honest feedback from our growers. Here...more · Jun 30, 2016
  • Valley is Committed to Having the Most Connected Machines

    By Matt Ondrejko, Vice President, Global Marketing, Valley Irrigation In today’s world, we are all tethered to technology via our mobile phones or tablets. We carry more computing power in our pockets than was present on the first spacecraft that took man out of our atmosphere. We can pull up maps, contact friends, watch videos and get the most immediate news whenever we need to. Ou...more
    By Matt Ondrejko, Vice President, Global Marketing, Valley Irrigation In today’s world, we are all tethered to technology via our mobile phones or tablets. We carry more computing power in our pockets than was present on the first spacecraft that took man out of our atmosphere. We can pull up maps, contact friends, watch videos and get the most immediate news whenever we need to. Ou...more · Jun 16, 2016
  • How a Center Pivot Irrigation Machine Works

    Center pivot machines have been used in irrigation for decades. Center pivots, one of several types of mechanized irrigation machines, can lead to increased yields and less water wasted compared to other irrigation practices such as flood irrigation. But how exactly does a center pivot work? Let’s first discuss ...more
    Center pivot machines have been used in irrigation for decades. Center pivots, one of several types of mechanized irrigation machines, can lead to increased yields and less water wasted compared to other irrigation practices such as flood irrigation. But how exactly does a center pivot work? Let’s first discuss ...more · Jun 11, 2016
  • How Technology Meet's Today's Farming Challenges

    Farming has become more complicated today than ever before. Farms are larger. Growers need to conserve soil and water. Different generations have different priorities. And to top it all off, there are more options for everything, from seed to tractors to irrigation machines. How do you deal with it all? Valley® Irrigation is addressing these challenges by developing new technologies ...more
    Farming has become more complicated today than ever before. Farms are larger. Growers need to conserve soil and water. Different generations have different priorities. And to top it all off, there are more options for everything, from seed to tractors to irrigation machines. How do you deal with it all? Valley® Irrigation is addressing these challenges by developing new technologies ...more · Jun 07, 2016
  • How Technology In Ag is a Game Changer

    “Agriculture…is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to George Washington on August 14, 1787. As a founding father, I think he had it right all those years ago, looking into the future of America. We find ourselves in a new generational transition in the workplace. The Mi...more
    “Agriculture…is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to George Washington on August 14, 1787. As a founding father, I think he had it right all those years ago, looking into the future of America. We find ourselves in a new generational transition in the workplace. The Mi...more · May 04, 2016
  • 8 Tips to Accurately Check Your Center Pivot Sprinklers

    Water application is at the heart of what you do. In order to do this as well as possible, sprinkler packages need to be properly designed and maintained to a high degree of accuracy. Generally, sprinkler packages should be replaced at least every 10,000 hours of operation. Regularly check for broken or worn sprinkler components and replace them as necessary. Also, consider running a ...more
    Water application is at the heart of what you do. In order to do this as well as possible, sprinkler packages need to be properly designed and maintained to a high degree of accuracy. Generally, sprinkler packages should be replaced at least every 10,000 hours of operation. Regularly check for broken or worn sprinkler components and replace them as necessary. Also, consider running a ...more · Apr 20, 2016