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  • Irrigating Sugarcane with Center Pivots (4 Growers Share their Stories)

    “A Matter of Survival” The Coruripe Group is one of the top sugarcane companies in Brazil, producing approximately 14.5 million tons of sugarcane every year. More than 84% of their sugarcane is irrigated, which Irrigation Coordinator Sandra Maria da Silva says benefits their operation in many ways. “Irrigation results in improvements in soil preparation, field longevity and productiv...more
    “A Matter of Survival” The Coruripe Group is one of the top sugarcane companies in Brazil, producing approximately 14.5 million tons of sugarcane every year. More than 84% of their sugarcane is irrigated, which Irrigation Coordinator Sandra Maria da Silva says benefits their operation in many ways. “Irrigation results in improvements in soil preparation, field longevity and productiv...more · Jan 10, 2019
  • Extend Your Center Pivot's Life: Conversions Cost Less, Offer Highest Value

    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more
    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more · Jan 07, 2019
  • VRI Helps Oregon Grower Deal with Challenging Terrain

    Variable topography — hills, valleys, draws, mag rock, and bluffs — can make farming a challenge for many growers. Aaron Madison of Madison Ranches, Inc. in Hermiston, OR, has found a high-tech solution to this age-old problem: variable rate irrigation (VRI). Since implementing VRI, Madison has witnessed remarkable improvements in yields and irrigation efficiency, despite the challeng...more
    Variable topography — hills, valleys, draws, mag rock, and bluffs — can make farming a challenge for many growers. Aaron Madison of Madison Ranches, Inc. in Hermiston, OR, has found a high-tech solution to this age-old problem: variable rate irrigation (VRI). Since implementing VRI, Madison has witnessed remarkable improvements in yields and irrigation efficiency, despite the challeng...more · Dec 27, 2018
  • Catching on Quick: Georgia Teen Grows Up Around Irrigation Technology

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting females in agriculture. Check back for more in the weeks ahead. By her own admission, when Madison McDonald first entered high schoo...more
    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting females in agriculture. Check back for more in the weeks ahead. By her own admission, when Madison McDonald first entered high schoo...more · Dec 20, 2018
  • The Valley Gearbox is the Best in the Industry. Period.

    Since 1974, Valley® has manufactured our industry-best gearbox in the USA. We rigorously inspect and test each Valley gearbox before it leaves our factory, giving you peace of mind that you have the most reliable gearbox available for your center pivot or linear machine. Our mission is to provide you with the most durable, longest-lasting irrigation equipment in th...more
    Since 1974, Valley® has manufactured our industry-best gearbox in the USA. We rigorously inspect and test each Valley gearbox before it leaves our factory, giving you peace of mind that you have the most reliable gearbox available for your center pivot or linear machine. Our mission is to provide you with the most durable, longest-lasting irrigation equipment in th...more · Dec 13, 2018
  • Pivots in Paraguay Lead to Increased Yields

    The partnership of Vanilto Machado Mariani and Edison Hideo Miyazaki is an unusual but profitable one. The two men joined forces in 2015 to grow soy and corn on land that previously had only grown cattle. The land is in the state of San Pedro, in Paraguay, which is farther east than any point in Maine, and as far south as Australia. The sparsely populated area is known for livestock ...more
    The partnership of Vanilto Machado Mariani and Edison Hideo Miyazaki is an unusual but profitable one. The two men joined forces in 2015 to grow soy and corn on land that previously had only grown cattle. The land is in the state of San Pedro, in Paraguay, which is farther east than any point in Maine, and as far south as Australia. The sparsely populated area is known for livestock ...more · Dec 06, 2018
  • More than Guests: The Contributions of Women in Agriculture

    Michele De Waal didn’t choose the ag life. The ag life chose her. She was raised in a family of farmers in rural Kansas. “My grandfather served in World War 2, and came back after the war and built his farm from scratch,” she says. “He was my childhood hero. His love for the land and for helping others stays with me today.” From the time she was a small child, she has been involved i...more
    Michele De Waal didn’t choose the ag life. The ag life chose her. She was raised in a family of farmers in rural Kansas. “My grandfather served in World War 2, and came back after the war and built his farm from scratch,” she says. “He was my childhood hero. His love for the land and for helping others stays with me today.” From the time she was a small child, she has been involved i...more · Nov 29, 2018
  • The Best Irrigation Equipment: Valley Brand Loyalty Explained

    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more
    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more · Nov 24, 2018
  • Using Drones for Agricultural Irrigation

    In the past five years, drones have truly “taken off,” no pun intended. From personal flying cameras to valuable industry tools, the applications and benefits drones can provide seem to be endless. Within the agricultural industry alone, there is huge potential for drone technology integration into everyday farming and ranching practices. These tasks could include crop scouting, catt...more
    In the past five years, drones have truly “taken off,” no pun intended. From personal flying cameras to valuable industry tools, the applications and benefits drones can provide seem to be endless. Within the agricultural industry alone, there is huge potential for drone technology integration into everyday farming and ranching practices. These tasks could include crop scouting, catt...more · Nov 20, 2018