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  • How to Winterize Your Center Pivot: 9 Things Every Grower Should Remember For Long Pivot Life

    Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in Irrigation Today Magazine. People often ask what steps they should take to maintain their irrigation equipment and ensure it has a long life. That’s a good question, but to understand the value of preventative maintenance, it’s important to kn...more
    Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in Irrigation Today Magazine. People often ask what steps they should take to maintain their irrigation equipment and ensure it has a long life. That’s a good question, but to understand the value of preventative maintenance, it’s important to kn...more · Nov 18, 2018
  • Center Pivot Troubleshooting: PolySpan Saves Growers Money

    In some areas, growers are battling declining water quality. In other areas, corrosive water has been a way of life for years. Some farmers have opportunities to pump wastewater or effluent water. And in other cases, growers run corrosive chemicals through their center pivots. All of these scenarios can be hard on pivots, causing rust in the pipes and leading to a shorter lifespan fo...more
    In some areas, growers are battling declining water quality. In other areas, corrosive water has been a way of life for years. Some farmers have opportunities to pump wastewater or effluent water. And in other cases, growers run corrosive chemicals through their center pivots. All of these scenarios can be hard on pivots, causing rust in the pipes and leading to a shorter lifespan fo...more · Nov 08, 2018
  • Remote Irrigation Monitoring: Precision Ag Tech Brought to Your Back Forty

    Being a grower is hard work – making your farm an “AgSense® Farm” helps simplify your processes, for smarter, simpler monitoring and decision making in real time. The AgSense Farm is part of a suite of smart irrigation solutions from Valley® that bring information together at your fingertips for reliable, instant access. Remote Monitoring Solutions For Your Entire Farm AgSense has so...more
    Being a grower is hard work – making your farm an “AgSense® Farm” helps simplify your processes, for smarter, simpler monitoring and decision making in real time. The AgSense Farm is part of a suite of smart irrigation solutions from Valley® that bring information together at your fingertips for reliable, instant access. Remote Monitoring Solutions For Your Entire Farm AgSense has so...more · Oct 25, 2018
  • Irrigating Multiple Crops with Center Pivots

    Fernando and Carmelo Beloni represent the third generation of their family working in the fields of Brazil. They moved from Vargem Grande (São Paulo) to Patrocínio (Minas Gerais) in search of better growing conditions, and for the last 21 years have made lands mostly known for coffee support many other crops, as well. "We were attracted to the cerrado (a vast, tropical savann...more
    Fernando and Carmelo Beloni represent the third generation of their family working in the fields of Brazil. They moved from Vargem Grande (São Paulo) to Patrocínio (Minas Gerais) in search of better growing conditions, and for the last 21 years have made lands mostly known for coffee support many other crops, as well. "We were attracted to the cerrado (a vast, tropical savann...more · Oct 18, 2018
  • 5 Common Causes of Irrigation Pump Problems

    If you have been around irrigation and pumping stations, you probably are aware that things don’t always go as planned. Below are some common problems seen in irrigation pumping and design that should be considered to minimize potential future problems.
    If you have been around irrigation and pumping stations, you probably are aware that things don’t always go as planned. Below are some common problems seen in irrigation pumping and design that should be considered to minimize potential future problems. · Oct 11, 2018
  • Sold on First-Year Savings and Greater Uniformity With Pivot Irrigation

    K & L Forest Nursery grows pine trees, which can be used for everything from creating oriented strand board (OSB), to building light poles, to providing pulp for paper, to burning as biomass in power plants. Growing between 18 and 20 million trees per year, Ken Singleton, owner of K & L Forest Nursery, says that while the land and climate in south-central Georgia is perfect f...more
    K & L Forest Nursery grows pine trees, which can be used for everything from creating oriented strand board (OSB), to building light poles, to providing pulp for paper, to burning as biomass in power plants. Growing between 18 and 20 million trees per year, Ken Singleton, owner of K & L Forest Nursery, says that while the land and climate in south-central Georgia is perfect f...more · Oct 04, 2018
  • Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 2

    Drip vs. Pivot In More Detail Wait! Before you read this, be sure to check out Part 1 here, where we identified three main factors when considering whether to install a center pivot or a drip irrigation system. Initial investment cost, labor and peace of mind are the three main things to consider when analyzing drip irrigation against center pivots. But those aren’t ...more
    Drip vs. Pivot In More Detail Wait! Before you read this, be sure to check out Part 1 here, where we identified three main factors when considering whether to install a center pivot or a drip irrigation system. Initial investment cost, labor and peace of mind are the three main things to consider when analyzing drip irrigation against center pivots. But those aren’t ...more · Sep 06, 2018
  • Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 1

    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more
    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more · Aug 30, 2018
  • Large Family Farm Takes Advantage of the Latest Irrigation Technology

    Irrigation machines are a familiar part of the landscape in south-central Nebraska. The Johnson family farm is no exception, with center pivots covering acres of green fields that are spread over many miles. Brian Johnson farms with his father Bill and brother Blake, growing corn, soybeans, and peas, along with some dry land wheat. They began irrigating in the 1970s, when pivot irrig...more
    Irrigation machines are a familiar part of the landscape in south-central Nebraska. The Johnson family farm is no exception, with center pivots covering acres of green fields that are spread over many miles. Brian Johnson farms with his father Bill and brother Blake, growing corn, soybeans, and peas, along with some dry land wheat. They began irrigating in the 1970s, when pivot irrig...more · Aug 16, 2018