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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.
  • 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
  • Valley VRI Takes Center Pivot Precision Irrigation to the Next Level

    Precise water application, water savings and, of course, increased yields are just a few of the advantages of Valley® Variable Rate Irrigation(VRI). Growers everywhere are benefiting from it, and Valley continues to improve their VRI offerings for center pivot and linear precision irrigation. Valley VRI is ...more
    Precise water application, water savings and, of course, increased yields are just a few of the advantages of Valley® Variable Rate Irrigation(VRI). Growers everywhere are benefiting from it, and Valley continues to improve their VRI offerings for center pivot and linear precision irrigation. Valley VRI is ...more · Jun 15, 2017
  • The True Value of a Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Machine

    Valley® is built on five pillars called the Valley Values that are the backbone of the company: reliability, durability, advanced technology, responsiveness and precision. But, what does that mean to the growers working in the field day in and day out? Simply put, the Valley Values mean growers get the best irrigation equipment and the most value for their money. Let’s focus on two ...more
    Valley® is built on five pillars called the Valley Values that are the backbone of the company: reliability, durability, advanced technology, responsiveness and precision. But, what does that mean to the growers working in the field day in and day out? Simply put, the Valley Values mean growers get the best irrigation equipment and the most value for their money. Let’s focus on two ...more · Jun 12, 2017
  • Top 5 Irrigation Management Features in BaseStation3

    There are a number of tools you need to keep your center pivot irrigation system operating properly. Sometimes, the most valuable tools are not the ones in your toolbox. Software solutions, like Valley® BaseStation3™ can be just as valuable of a tool as your favorite pair of pliers. When it comes to pivot irrigation, BaseStation3 provides you with a complete toolbox of option...more
    There are a number of tools you need to keep your center pivot irrigation system operating properly. Sometimes, the most valuable tools are not the ones in your toolbox. Software solutions, like Valley® BaseStation3™ can be just as valuable of a tool as your favorite pair of pliers. When it comes to pivot irrigation, BaseStation3 provides you with a complete toolbox of option...more · Jun 05, 2017
  • Farm Irrigation Pumps: How Modern Farming Has Changed the Face of Irrigation Control

    Life happens. Life changes. Technology changes. And how we let that technology affect our everyday routine is up to us. In January, I became a father. Many parents know what that feeling is like, and some will find out soon enough. It is a feeling that is difficult to put into words, and you can’t know it without experiencing it yourself. My life changed; it changed for the better an...more
    Life happens. Life changes. Technology changes. And how we let that technology affect our everyday routine is up to us. In January, I became a father. Many parents know what that feeling is like, and some will find out soon enough. It is a feeling that is difficult to put into words, and you can’t know it without experiencing it yourself. My life changed; it changed for the better an...more · May 18, 2017
  • 5 Facts About Your Current Irrigation Sprinklers

    After over seven years working as part of the Valley® Water Application Group, I’ve seen so many sprinkler package variations that it would make your head spin! Valley has around 500 Valley dealers globally. With this broad of a distribution network and customer base, it’s obvious that many factors, beyond just crop, soil and climate, influence the ever-so-complex irrigation sprinkler...more
    After over seven years working as part of the Valley® Water Application Group, I’ve seen so many sprinkler package variations that it would make your head spin! Valley has around 500 Valley dealers globally. With this broad of a distribution network and customer base, it’s obvious that many factors, beyond just crop, soil and climate, influence the ever-so-complex irrigation sprinkler...more · May 15, 2017
  • Of the Many Crop Irrigation Systems, Which Type is Right for You?

    Flood, drip and mechanized are all common types of crop irrigation systems that are used. If you’re looking to add irrigation to your dry land, it’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type in order to make the right decision for your fields. Before you decide on your method(s), you need to fully understand your field’s topography, soils, available water and cro...more
    Flood, drip and mechanized are all common types of crop irrigation systems that are used. If you’re looking to add irrigation to your dry land, it’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type in order to make the right decision for your fields. Before you decide on your method(s), you need to fully understand your field’s topography, soils, available water and cro...more · May 11, 2017
  • Effectively Irrigating a Corner Area with Irrigation Technology

    The key to higher quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means achieving an even distribution of water over the entire corner. It’s necessary to have control over each nozzle across the boom to get this level of uniformity, so that it each nozzle pulses the right amount at the right time to distribute water evenly. Trimble® Irrigate-IQ™ uniform corner, now available ...more
    The key to higher quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means achieving an even distribution of water over the entire corner. It’s necessary to have control over each nozzle across the boom to get this level of uniformity, so that it each nozzle pulses the right amount at the right time to distribute water evenly. Trimble® Irrigate-IQ™ uniform corner, now available ...more · May 08, 2017