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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.
  • 6 Tips for Converting Your Rice Farming Equipment to Center Pivot Irrigation

    A recent article in the Mid-America Farm Grower discussed a presentation given by Dr. Jason Krutz at the National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference. Dr. Krutz explained, “The biggest threat to irrigated agriculture in the mid-South is aquifer depletion.” He went on to discuss several water-saving techniques, all based around traditional flood irrigation method...more
    A recent article in the Mid-America Farm Grower discussed a presentation given by Dr. Jason Krutz at the National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference. Dr. Krutz explained, “The biggest threat to irrigated agriculture in the mid-South is aquifer depletion.” He went on to discuss several water-saving techniques, all based around traditional flood irrigation method...more · May 08, 2017
  • Getting Your Dad Acquainted with His New Valley ICON5 Smart Irrigation Panel

    Your dad is now the proud owner of a new Valley® ICON5 smart irrigation panel – now what? Learning about a new product and becoming familiar with its features can be exciting for some and a pain for others. Luckily, for those individuals who may not be excited to learn a new product, the Valley ICON5 panel is incredibly intuitive and makes learning almost effortless. The Valley ICON® ...more
    Your dad is now the proud owner of a new Valley® ICON5 smart irrigation panel – now what? Learning about a new product and becoming familiar with its features can be exciting for some and a pain for others. Luckily, for those individuals who may not be excited to learn a new product, the Valley ICON5 panel is incredibly intuitive and makes learning almost effortless. The Valley ICON® ...more · Apr 27, 2017
  • Where Center Pivot Irrigation is Headed in the Next 5 Years

    Matt Ondrejko, Valley® vice president global marketing, spoke with Agri Marketing® Magazine about where center pivot irrigation is headed in the next five years, as well as the critical role that marketing plays in the development and promotion of new products. Agri Marketing: Tell us about t...more
    Matt Ondrejko, Valley® vice president global marketing, spoke with Agri Marketing® Magazine about where center pivot irrigation is headed in the next five years, as well as the critical role that marketing plays in the development and promotion of new products. Agri Marketing: Tell us about t...more · Apr 13, 2017
  • Top 3 Reasons to Use Linear Irrigation

    Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods, and may be the right fit for your field. Here are our top three reasons to consider linears on your farm. 1. Maximize Irrigated Area Linears travel back and forth across a field, whereas a center pivot moves around a central point and may miss the corners of the field. This means that a linear will typicall...more
    Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods, and may be the right fit for your field. Here are our top three reasons to consider linears on your farm. 1. Maximize Irrigated Area Linears travel back and forth across a field, whereas a center pivot moves around a central point and may miss the corners of the field. This means that a linear will typicall...more · Mar 27, 2017

    Irrigation Management Made Easy with Valley ICON Smart Panels

    Controlling your center pivot irrigation operation may seem difficult or complicated. It may even be something that you rely on your dealer to help with. That is all about to change - enter Valley® ICON® smart control panels. By now, you have likely heard that these four new control panels all come with the same full set of features, such as daily operations ...more
    Controlling your center pivot irrigation operation may seem difficult or complicated. It may even be something that you rely on your dealer to help with. That is all about to change - enter Valley® ICON® smart control panels. By now, you have likely heard that these four new control panels all come with the same full set of features, such as daily operations ...more · Mar 16, 2017
  • A Grower's Guide to the Internet of Things for Irrigation

    Over the past few years, we have seen more and more people adopt home and personal automation tools; these have simply become a way of life. Google, Amazon and Nest, among others, have taken the automation market by storm and have created a demand for connecting people to the internet beyond just using a personal computer. People are using this Internet of Things (more commonly known ...more
    Over the past few years, we have seen more and more people adopt home and personal automation tools; these have simply become a way of life. Google, Amazon and Nest, among others, have taken the automation market by storm and have created a demand for connecting people to the internet beyond just using a personal computer. People are using this Internet of Things (more commonly known ...more · Mar 02, 2017
  • Nebraska Grower Gains New Level of Control with Cutting-Edge Technology

    In south central Nebraska water is plentiful and farms are everywhere you look. It’s the perfect place to use new technology to make the most of that water, using it effectively, and finding new ways to become more efficient while maximizing yields. Michael Peterson and his dad Roger farm 1,200 irrigated acres of corn and soybeans. They run nine Valley® pivots, varying in age from 26...more
    In south central Nebraska water is plentiful and farms are everywhere you look. It’s the perfect place to use new technology to make the most of that water, using it effectively, and finding new ways to become more efficient while maximizing yields. Michael Peterson and his dad Roger farm 1,200 irrigated acres of corn and soybeans. They run nine Valley® pivots, varying in age from 26...more · Feb 16, 2017
  • Maintaining Your Center Pivots: Advice From an International Expert

    As many of you know, Valley® Irrigation is a global company. Farmers from all around the world utilize Valley center pivot technology, like AgSense® and BaseStation3™ irrigation monitoring, to increase their yields and water efficiency. Like local growers, international farmers face the same yearly challenges of running a farming operation. This includes proper pivot maintenance durin...more
    As many of you know, Valley® Irrigation is a global company. Farmers from all around the world utilize Valley center pivot technology, like AgSense® and BaseStation3™ irrigation monitoring, to increase their yields and water efficiency. Like local growers, international farmers face the same yearly challenges of running a farming operation. This includes proper pivot maintenance durin...more · Feb 13, 2017
  • Grower Gains Simple Control and Time Savings

    Valley®. Zimmatic®. Reinke®. T-L. Those are all the brands of pivots and control panels on land that Brian Petersen farms. Brian, along with his son, brother and nephew (Bennett, Steve and Mark, respectively), grows corn, soybeans and specialty crops like seed corn and annual rye near Minden, Neb. As Petersen puts it, they have a very “mixed bag” when it comes to pivots and control p...more
    Valley®. Zimmatic®. Reinke®. T-L. Those are all the brands of pivots and control panels on land that Brian Petersen farms. Brian, along with his son, brother and nephew (Bennett, Steve and Mark, respectively), grows corn, soybeans and specialty crops like seed corn and annual rye near Minden, Neb. As Petersen puts it, they have a very “mixed bag” when it comes to pivots and control p...more · Feb 09, 2017