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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.
  • Irrigating Sloping Land with Center Pivots

    With permission and translated from Irrigazette Located on the slopes of the Garonne Valley in southwestern France lies a medium-sized farm surrounded by a landscape full of vineyards. Leyritz-Moncassin, in the Lot-et-Garonne region, is a remote, beautiful place with almost no flat land. In short, it’s not the type of terrain on which one expects to find center pivot irrigation. Alai...more
    With permission and translated from Irrigazette Located on the slopes of the Garonne Valley in southwestern France lies a medium-sized farm surrounded by a landscape full of vineyards. Leyritz-Moncassin, in the Lot-et-Garonne region, is a remote, beautiful place with almost no flat land. In short, it’s not the type of terrain on which one expects to find center pivot irrigation. Alai...more · Mar 08, 2018
  • Case Study: Family Farm Uses Irrigation Management to Keep Crops (and Land) Healthy

    Every farm wants to be better, smarter and faster. The Berg family has found a way to achieve all three. The Bergs’ family farm is a diverse operation located near Patterson in southeast Washington, along the Columbia River. The Bergs are always looking for ways to improve, and they’re more than willing to try new technology and techniques to accomplish that goal. Three siblings own ...more
    Every farm wants to be better, smarter and faster. The Berg family has found a way to achieve all three. The Bergs’ family farm is a diverse operation located near Patterson in southeast Washington, along the Columbia River. The Bergs are always looking for ways to improve, and they’re more than willing to try new technology and techniques to accomplish that goal. Three siblings own ...more · Mar 01, 2018
  • North Carolina Farmer Wins Irrigation Technology and Getaway from Valley

    Valley® Irrigation is pleased to announce that Sam Walton (no, not that Sam Walton) of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, is the winner of our recent Valley “Work to Play” giveaway. Sam wins an all-inclusive four-day, three-night getaway for two, as well as one Valley ICON® smart panel of his choice and a free one-year subscription to AgSense®. Pictured Sam Walton (right), ICON ...more
    Valley® Irrigation is pleased to announce that Sam Walton (no, not that Sam Walton) of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, is the winner of our recent Valley “Work to Play” giveaway. Sam wins an all-inclusive four-day, three-night getaway for two, as well as one Valley ICON® smart panel of his choice and a free one-year subscription to AgSense®. Pictured Sam Walton (right), ICON ...more · Feb 26, 2018
  • Flood Irrigation vs. Center Pivot Irrigation

    There are many different ways to irrigate crops. One of the oldest methods – and one that still exists today – is flood irrigation. Flood irrigation has been used for centuries. The ancient Egyptians used it more than 3,800 years ago. But flood irrigation isn’t a case of “tried and true.” The old ways aren’t always the best way. Times have changed, and technologies have vastly improv...more
    There are many different ways to irrigate crops. One of the oldest methods – and one that still exists today – is flood irrigation. Flood irrigation has been used for centuries. The ancient Egyptians used it more than 3,800 years ago. But flood irrigation isn’t a case of “tried and true.” The old ways aren’t always the best way. Times have changed, and technologies have vastly improv...more · Feb 22, 2018
  • Using Pumping Solutions to Create Snow at the Olympics

    Jeongseon Alpine Center, PyeongChang S. Korea Olympic athletes work hard to win gold, but this February, Torrent Engineering and Equipment strives for white. The Jeongseon Alpine Center is the site for 2018 Winter Olympic Downhill events, hosting the world’s best alpine skiers. The venue will also host the Paralympic athletes in March. Located in the northeast area of...more
    Jeongseon Alpine Center, PyeongChang S. Korea Olympic athletes work hard to win gold, but this February, Torrent Engineering and Equipment strives for white. The Jeongseon Alpine Center is the site for 2018 Winter Olympic Downhill events, hosting the world’s best alpine skiers. The venue will also host the Paralympic athletes in March. Located in the northeast area of...more · Feb 08, 2018
  • These Valley Dealers Are Tops in Center Pivot Irrigation

    Each year, Valley® Irrigation recognizes its center pivot dealers who have shown a commitment to improving their business in multiple areas, from branding to customer service, and from product offerings to in-store displays. Valley identifies three levels of dealers in its Dealer Performance Program: Performance, Performance Plus and Performance Premier. In January 2018, Valley appla...more
    Each year, Valley® Irrigation recognizes its center pivot dealers who have shown a commitment to improving their business in multiple areas, from branding to customer service, and from product offerings to in-store displays. Valley identifies three levels of dealers in its Dealer Performance Program: Performance, Performance Plus and Performance Premier. In January 2018, Valley appla...more · Feb 05, 2018
  • A Nod to Sod: Growing Football Fields with Center Pivots and Other Fun Facts

    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, we thought it would be fun to talk about growing football fields! That’s right, you heard me correctly – actually growing a football field. Some fields use natural grass, others synthetic sod. But did you know that many farmers irrigate sod with center pivots and linears? In addition to that fun fact, here are four more! Fun Fact #1: Sod ...more
    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, we thought it would be fun to talk about growing football fields! That’s right, you heard me correctly – actually growing a football field. Some fields use natural grass, others synthetic sod. But did you know that many farmers irrigate sod with center pivots and linears? In addition to that fun fact, here are four more! Fun Fact #1: Sod ...more · Feb 01, 2018
  • Sod Farmer Saves Time and Money with Remote Pivot Control Technology

    Growing sod requires careful irrigation. With many varieties of grass, all in various stages of growth, sod farmers must employ proper management practices and deal with weather changes while trying to save on electric and water bills. Chip Block and his partner, Mark Govin, run Sumter Sod near Leslie, Ga. They grow three types of Bermuda, three types of zoysia, centipede and fescue,...more
    Growing sod requires careful irrigation. With many varieties of grass, all in various stages of growth, sod farmers must employ proper management practices and deal with weather changes while trying to save on electric and water bills. Chip Block and his partner, Mark Govin, run Sumter Sod near Leslie, Ga. They grow three types of Bermuda, three types of zoysia, centipede and fescue,...more · Jan 29, 2018
  • Nebraska Family Farm All Under One Center Pivot Smart Panel Series

    The Walking C Cattle Company is a cow/calf operation that grows crops to supply their feedlot. The farm is run by a tight-knit group – owner Terry Crawford and his family: Corey Bender, his son-in-law, and Larry Fisher, farm manager. Crawford grew up on the farm and remembers how hard his parents worked to keep it going during the Great Depression. Fields were irrigated by using tub...more
    The Walking C Cattle Company is a cow/calf operation that grows crops to supply their feedlot. The farm is run by a tight-knit group – owner Terry Crawford and his family: Corey Bender, his son-in-law, and Larry Fisher, farm manager. Crawford grew up on the farm and remembers how hard his parents worked to keep it going during the Great Depression. Fields were irrigated by using tub...more · Jan 22, 2018