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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.
  • #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
  • Go with Flowmeters for Efficiency and Accurate Reporting

    Growers are being asked to produce more while using fewer resources. Efficient irrigation and water management can help growers maximize profits even as water restrictions get tighter. Generally, water reporting regulations are dictated by the local water management district. “As I talk to growers, many of them who are not currently required to report think that reporting is coming in...more
    Growers are being asked to produce more while using fewer resources. Efficient irrigation and water management can help growers maximize profits even as water restrictions get tighter. Generally, water reporting regulations are dictated by the local water management district. “As I talk to growers, many of them who are not currently required to report think that reporting is coming in...more · Jun 27, 2019
  • Irrigation Forecasts: Save Time with Valley Scheduling

    Greg Juul and his partner, Troy Betz, own and operate G2 Farming near Hermiston, Oregon. He says technology has given them a competitive advantage. “We’ve definitely adopted a lot of tech that’s come into farming,” he said. “Valley® technology has improved our operation right from the very beginning. When Troy and I took over the farm, we switched from a competitor’s brand to Val...more
    Greg Juul and his partner, Troy Betz, own and operate G2 Farming near Hermiston, Oregon. He says technology has given them a competitive advantage. “We’ve definitely adopted a lot of tech that’s come into farming,” he said. “Valley® technology has improved our operation right from the very beginning. When Troy and I took over the farm, we switched from a competitor’s brand to Val...more · Jun 20, 2019
  • 4 Things to Think About Before Investing in Irrigation Technology

    Since 2003, remote irrigation technology has come a long way. Back then, people still had to use paper maps to navigate. A lot of people still used film cameras. The idea of buying things on the Internet was fairly new, and Facebook was still a year away. The pace of technological change is getting faster every month … seemingly every day. But one thing hasn’t changed since 2003. In ...more
    Since 2003, remote irrigation technology has come a long way. Back then, people still had to use paper maps to navigate. A lot of people still used film cameras. The idea of buying things on the Internet was fairly new, and Facebook was still a year away. The pace of technological change is getting faster every month … seemingly every day. But one thing hasn’t changed since 2003. In ...more · Jun 18, 2019
  • In-Field Weather Stations: Accurate Data Makes All the Difference

    Every farmer knows they can’t control the weather. What they CAN control is the source they trust for their weather information. Newspapers, TV, the Internet and even the rain gauge on the back porch can help determine weather conditions. But those sources are lacking in one way: they don’t indicate actual field conditions, and many growers have fields that are miles away from each o...more
    Every farmer knows they can’t control the weather. What they CAN control is the source they trust for their weather information. Newspapers, TV, the Internet and even the rain gauge on the back porch can help determine weather conditions. But those sources are lacking in one way: they don’t indicate actual field conditions, and many growers have fields that are miles away from each o...more · Jun 06, 2019
  • ROI is Central to the X-Tec Center Drive

    Every dollar counts in your business. But success isn’t measured by spending the least, it’s about getting the most from your investment. At Valley®, we work to continually provide you the best value. The Valley X-Tec® center drive with FastPassTM technology provides several key benefits – increased speed, constant move and power at both ends of the speed range. The features come at ...more
    Every dollar counts in your business. But success isn’t measured by spending the least, it’s about getting the most from your investment. At Valley®, we work to continually provide you the best value. The Valley X-Tec® center drive with FastPassTM technology provides several key benefits – increased speed, constant move and power at both ends of the speed range. The features come at ...more · May 16, 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
  • No Substitute for Service: An Agronomist Talks Technology

    Rad Yager knows a lot about soil. He has been an agronomist for nearly four decades, first working with the University of Georgia Extension office for 30 years, then for the last eight years as a consultant with Certified Ag Resources in Camilla, GA. His focus is soil moisture monitoring. “About 15 years ago, capacitance probes came along,” he explains. “When I retired, I saw a need a...more
    Rad Yager knows a lot about soil. He has been an agronomist for nearly four decades, first working with the University of Georgia Extension office for 30 years, then for the last eight years as a consultant with Certified Ag Resources in Camilla, GA. His focus is soil moisture monitoring. “About 15 years ago, capacitance probes came along,” he explains. “When I retired, I saw a need a...more · Apr 18, 2019