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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.
  • Top 4 Questions About the New Valley X-Tec Center Drive Motor.

    My second Husker Harvest Days with Valley® Irrigation is now in the rearview mirror. It was a fun-filled week that gave me plenty of opportunities to talk to growers, dealers and even the competition about our revolutionary Valley X-Tec™ drive system. Many of these folks sought out our display span specifically because they had already heard about the combination of speed a...more
    My second Husker Harvest Days with Valley® Irrigation is now in the rearview mirror. It was a fun-filled week that gave me plenty of opportunities to talk to growers, dealers and even the competition about our revolutionary Valley X-Tec™ drive system. Many of these folks sought out our display span specifically because they had already heard about the combination of speed a...more · Sep 21, 2017
  • Evaluating the Design of Your Center Pivot Sprinkler Package

    As we are preparing for harvest, many of us are also evaluating the performance of the sprinkler packages on our center pivot irrigation systems. Checking for wear or failures in the devices, checking pressures and flows against the original package design, evaluating pumping plant performance, etc. are all essential for maintaining efficient irrigation. But, what about evaluating the...more
    As we are preparing for harvest, many of us are also evaluating the performance of the sprinkler packages on our center pivot irrigation systems. Checking for wear or failures in the devices, checking pressures and flows against the original package design, evaluating pumping plant performance, etc. are all essential for maintaining efficient irrigation. But, what about evaluating the...more · Sep 14, 2017
  • How Much of Your Irrigation Water is Actually Reaching the Roots?

    As a grower, you want to get maximum results from your water use. With this goal in mind, there are several important soil attributes to consider when making irrigation decisions. For irrigation to be effective, water needs to make its way from the center pivot into the soil and reach the roots so it can be utilized by growing plants. Before planning your next irrigation pass, take so...more
    As a grower, you want to get maximum results from your water use. With this goal in mind, there are several important soil attributes to consider when making irrigation decisions. For irrigation to be effective, water needs to make its way from the center pivot into the soil and reach the roots so it can be utilized by growing plants. Before planning your next irrigation pass, take so...more · Sep 11, 2017
  • Valley X-Tec: This Center Drive Motor Will Change the Way You Irrigate

    For decades, the AC motor has been the heart of the center drive, placidly propelling pivots around fields all over the world. Valley®, the leader in irrigation technology, is changing that. We are proud to bring you the next generation center drive motor – introducing the Valley X-Tec™ center drive with FastPass™ technology. The Valley X-Tec delivers ...more
    For decades, the AC motor has been the heart of the center drive, placidly propelling pivots around fields all over the world. Valley®, the leader in irrigation technology, is changing that. We are proud to bring you the next generation center drive motor – introducing the Valley X-Tec™ center drive with FastPass™ technology. The Valley X-Tec delivers ...more · Aug 28, 2017
  • Designing Your Irrigation Pumps: Professional Solutions from Valley

    “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” – Peter DruckerWe live in a world where everybody is trying to make things better. Some call that technology. It drives us, literally and figuratively. I’ve heard the older generation say, “Boy, you got to work smarter, not harder.” When I think about that comment, I think about more than just manual labor. It’s something that c...more
    “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” – Peter DruckerWe live in a world where everybody is trying to make things better. Some call that technology. It drives us, literally and figuratively. I’ve heard the older generation say, “Boy, you got to work smarter, not harder.” When I think about that comment, I think about more than just manual labor. It’s something that c...more · Aug 10, 2017
  • Rice Production and Modern Irrigation Management Practices

    As the demand for water increases across the globe, rice producers are beginning to question traditional irrigation methods, and they face an uncertain future with a limited number of alternatives. The competition for the earth’s most precious resource, along with the world’s ever-growing population, has led to the process of growing rice under center pivot and linear irrigation machi...more
    As the demand for water increases across the globe, rice producers are beginning to question traditional irrigation methods, and they face an uncertain future with a limited number of alternatives. The competition for the earth’s most precious resource, along with the world’s ever-growing population, has led to the process of growing rice under center pivot and linear irrigation machi...more · Jul 31, 2017
  • The Value of Genuine Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Parts

    As a grower in today’s markets, you want to be sure that every dollar spent is providing the best value. Now, when someone talks about value, what is the first thing that should come to your mind? Here at Valley® Irrigation, when we talk about value, we think about three things: quality, durability and support. Every day, we strive to make sure every component for our legendary center...more
    As a grower in today’s markets, you want to be sure that every dollar spent is providing the best value. Now, when someone talks about value, what is the first thing that should come to your mind? Here at Valley® Irrigation, when we talk about value, we think about three things: quality, durability and support. Every day, we strive to make sure every component for our legendary center...more · Jul 13, 2017
  • Alabama Farmer Takes Big Steps to Ensure Long-term Irrigation Supply

    Even the smartest, most forward-thinking farmers occasionally need to call in experts like Valley® Water Management (VWM). By all accounts, Lee Sublett of Sublett Farms near Huntsville, Ala., is a progressive, savvy farmer who lives in an area limited only by land availability and water access. With 1,200 acres covered in corn, wheat and soybeans, he recently went to great lengths to ...more
    Even the smartest, most forward-thinking farmers occasionally need to call in experts like Valley® Water Management (VWM). By all accounts, Lee Sublett of Sublett Farms near Huntsville, Ala., is a progressive, savvy farmer who lives in an area limited only by land availability and water access. With 1,200 acres covered in corn, wheat and soybeans, he recently went to great lengths to ...more · Jul 11, 2017
  • Close Spacing: Water-Efficient Precision Irrigation Method can Reduce Costs and Increase Yields

    Close spacing combines low-pressure precision irrigation bubbler heads made for LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) with conservation tillage practices to improve efficiency of water use with center pivot irrigation. Close spacing typically achieves application efficiencies of 95% or more. LEPA systems deliver water just 8 to 18 inches above the ground to combat wind drift and pr...more
    Close spacing combines low-pressure precision irrigation bubbler heads made for LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) with conservation tillage practices to improve efficiency of water use with center pivot irrigation. Close spacing typically achieves application efficiencies of 95% or more. LEPA systems deliver water just 8 to 18 inches above the ground to combat wind drift and pr...more · Jun 22, 2017