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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.
  • Use Pivot Control to Manage Potato Irrigation

    Potatoes are a diverse crop. With them, you can make fries, vodka, electricity and much more! According to the International Potato Center, over 65% of potatoes in production is for human consumption alone. Because of its diversity and level of consumption in a given year, it’s no wonder the potato is the world’s fourth-largest food crop, coming in just behind of corn, wheat and rice....more
    Potatoes are a diverse crop. With them, you can make fries, vodka, electricity and much more! According to the International Potato Center, over 65% of potatoes in production is for human consumption alone. Because of its diversity and level of consumption in a given year, it’s no wonder the potato is the world’s fourth-largest food crop, coming in just behind of corn, wheat and rice....more · Jan 18, 2018
  • 5 Ways Conserving Water with a Crop Irrigation System Can Save Money

    They say money can’t buy happiness, but we know it can certainly buy energy! With agricultural sprinkler systems, such as a Valley® center pivot or linear, there are many ways to conserve water, so we not only save money on pumping-energy costs, but we are also good stewards of water. Efficient agricultural sprinkler systems aren’t created by accident, nor do they continue to operate ...more
    They say money can’t buy happiness, but we know it can certainly buy energy! With agricultural sprinkler systems, such as a Valley® center pivot or linear, there are many ways to conserve water, so we not only save money on pumping-energy costs, but we are also good stewards of water. Efficient agricultural sprinkler systems aren’t created by accident, nor do they continue to operate ...more · Jan 04, 2018
  • Effective Crop Irrigation Pays Off with Higher Corn Yields

    Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is a key ingredient in many of the products you use every day. From the corn meal in baked goods, such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1.04 billi...more
    Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is a key ingredient in many of the products you use every day. From the corn meal in baked goods, such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1.04 billi...more · Dec 21, 2017
  • Rice Farming: Three Irrigation Tips to Keep in Mind for Your Crop

    Rice is a critical food crop, representing the third-most acres planted around the world, trailing only wheat and maize (corn). We sometimes lose sight of this here in the U.S., since our agricultural production is dominated by maize, soybeans, wheat and cotton. The vast majority of rice grown in the U.S. is produced in only six states: Arkansas (with nearly 50% of rice acreage), Cali...more
    Rice is a critical food crop, representing the third-most acres planted around the world, trailing only wheat and maize (corn). We sometimes lose sight of this here in the U.S., since our agricultural production is dominated by maize, soybeans, wheat and cotton. The vast majority of rice grown in the U.S. is produced in only six states: Arkansas (with nearly 50% of rice acreage), Cali...more · Dec 14, 2017
  • Center Pivot Precision Irrigation Maximizes Soybean Yields

    Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry. If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to understand the water requirements of the pl...more
    Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry. If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to understand the water requirements of the pl...more · Dec 11, 2017
  • Pivots with the Valley X-Tec Drive Help Grow High Quality Potatoes And Families

    On Black Mesa Farms, their main objective is to raise families. Raising potatoes and other crops is simply a means to that end. Decisions on the farm are influenced by their “family first” philosophy, from the crops they grow to the way in which they irrigate, their commitment to family is resounding. Justin Wootan is the owner/operator of Black Mesa Farms in King Hill, Idaho. While ...more
    On Black Mesa Farms, their main objective is to raise families. Raising potatoes and other crops is simply a means to that end. Decisions on the farm are influenced by their “family first” philosophy, from the crops they grow to the way in which they irrigate, their commitment to family is resounding. Justin Wootan is the owner/operator of Black Mesa Farms in King Hill, Idaho. While ...more · Nov 18, 2017
  • Follow These Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Center Pivot

    As the growing season draws to a close and your combine finishes its last pass through the field, it’s reassuring to know that yet another successful year is complete. However, your next growing season is just over the horizon. As every grower knows, when your equipment is operating smoothly, efficiency improves and stress levels decrease. One of the most important pieces of equipment...more
    As the growing season draws to a close and your combine finishes its last pass through the field, it’s reassuring to know that yet another successful year is complete. However, your next growing season is just over the horizon. As every grower knows, when your equipment is operating smoothly, efficiency improves and stress levels decrease. One of the most important pieces of equipment...more · Nov 02, 2017
  • How Much Do You Know About Center Pivot Irrigation Systems?

    Valmont® had been manufacturing Valley® center pivot irrigation machines for 22 years when I joined the company in 1976. I was twelve years old at the time… not really, but that detail makes me sound years younger than I actually am. Now, 41 years later, I have heard and read more Valley center pivot stories than I can remember. This accumulated knowledge deserves to be shared, so I d...more
    Valmont® had been manufacturing Valley® center pivot irrigation machines for 22 years when I joined the company in 1976. I was twelve years old at the time… not really, but that detail makes me sound years younger than I actually am. Now, 41 years later, I have heard and read more Valley center pivot stories than I can remember. This accumulated knowledge deserves to be shared, so I d...more · Oct 23, 2017
  • Monitoring Water Use for Precision Irrigation is Easier than Ever

    Local ordinances increasingly require growers to conserve and monitor their groundwater use as part of ongoing efforts to balance the competing demands of agricultural, industrial and residential users. Fortunately, Valley® provides growers with excellent tools for conserving scarce groundwater. The Valley 3000 Flowmeter offers the most advanced technology available for monitor...more
    Local ordinances increasingly require growers to conserve and monitor their groundwater use as part of ongoing efforts to balance the competing demands of agricultural, industrial and residential users. Fortunately, Valley® provides growers with excellent tools for conserving scarce groundwater. The Valley 3000 Flowmeter offers the most advanced technology available for monitor...more · Oct 19, 2017