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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.
  • 5 Recommendations For An Effective End-of-Season Sprinkler Inspection

    Checking your sprinkler package at the end of the season is key to ensuring you will be ready for next year. With all of the hard work that needs to be done and the matters that require your consideration during harvest, you might be tempted to put off the inspection of your farm irrigation equipment. However, this is a good time to detect potential issues such as leaks, plugged nozzl...more
    Checking your sprinkler package at the end of the season is key to ensuring you will be ready for next year. With all of the hard work that needs to be done and the matters that require your consideration during harvest, you might be tempted to put off the inspection of your farm irrigation equipment. However, this is a good time to detect potential issues such as leaks, plugged nozzl...more · Nov 07, 2016
  • What Is Linear Irrigation? Gain Precision Irrigation With Linears.

    Some growers won't consider center pivot irrigation because of the size or shape of their field. Some farmers may not realize that small, irregularly shaped fields can also benefit from an irrigation system. Linear irrigation, although less common than center pivot irrigation, can be a solution for these types of fields.
    Some growers won't consider center pivot irrigation because of the size or shape of their field. Some farmers may not realize that small, irregularly shaped fields can also benefit from an irrigation system. Linear irrigation, although less common than center pivot irrigation, can be a solution for these types of fields. · Oct 27, 2016
  • 7 Most Common Questions On Connecting Pivots To Irrigation Monitoring

    As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, growers struggle to decide what is right for their operation, wrong for their operation, and just plain figure out exactly what some of the new irrigation technology is capable of. We reached out to irrigation expert, Jeremiah Johnson of authorized Valley dealership Central Valley Irrigation in Holdrege, Neb., and asked him to let u...more
    As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, growers struggle to decide what is right for their operation, wrong for their operation, and just plain figure out exactly what some of the new irrigation technology is capable of. We reached out to irrigation expert, Jeremiah Johnson of authorized Valley dealership Central Valley Irrigation in Holdrege, Neb., and asked him to let u...more · Oct 24, 2016
  • 5 Ways to Connect Your Farm for Irrigation Monitoring

    You have a smartphone, a smart car, and smart devices throughout your home, but what about a smart farm? There are a number of ways for you to connect the devices throughout your farming operation, from your tractor to your grain bins. Valley® Irrigation has been lighting the farm tech path for years, but what do you need to know to connect your machines? Here are five ways to c...more
    You have a smartphone, a smart car, and smart devices throughout your home, but what about a smart farm? There are a number of ways for you to connect the devices throughout your farming operation, from your tractor to your grain bins. Valley® Irrigation has been lighting the farm tech path for years, but what do you need to know to connect your machines? Here are five ways to c...more · Oct 17, 2016
  • Washington Grower Achieves Minimal Runoff with Irrigation Sprinkler Choice

    Kees Weyns may be young, but he definitely knows his way around the farm. Now 38, he’s been farming since he was 14 and he definitely knows what kind of equipment he wants to use. His parents moved to the Othello, Wash., area in the 1960s and began farming his grandparents’ land. Today, Weyns, his parents and his brother grow potatoes, wheat, sweet corn, feed corn, onions and grapes....more
    Kees Weyns may be young, but he definitely knows his way around the farm. Now 38, he’s been farming since he was 14 and he definitely knows what kind of equipment he wants to use. His parents moved to the Othello, Wash., area in the 1960s and began farming his grandparents’ land. Today, Weyns, his parents and his brother grow potatoes, wheat, sweet corn, feed corn, onions and grapes....more · Oct 12, 2016
  • Center Pivots: Breaking Down the Machine

    Center pivot irrigation has evolved into complex machines that do more than just move in a circle and pump water onto the ground. But even with all the complexities, a modern-day pivot can be broken down into a handful of main components that make up the core framework. These major components include the pivot point, control panel, spans, drive units, and tower boxes. 1. Pivot Point ...more
    Center pivot irrigation has evolved into complex machines that do more than just move in a circle and pump water onto the ground. But even with all the complexities, a modern-day pivot can be broken down into a handful of main components that make up the core framework. These major components include the pivot point, control panel, spans, drive units, and tower boxes. 1. Pivot Point ...more · Sep 19, 2016
  • Get Unstuck: Overcoming Your Stuck Pivots

    At Valley®, we get a lot of questions from growers about what they can do minimize wheel ruts from their irrigation equipment, or at least keep their pivots from getting stuck. It’s a simple question, but the answer is complicated! So, let’s consider some of the factors that affect wheel tracking. These include soil type, crop, how many hours you irrigate per year, amount of water pe...more
    At Valley®, we get a lot of questions from growers about what they can do minimize wheel ruts from their irrigation equipment, or at least keep their pivots from getting stuck. It’s a simple question, but the answer is complicated! So, let’s consider some of the factors that affect wheel tracking. These include soil type, crop, how many hours you irrigate per year, amount of water pe...more · Sep 12, 2016
  • Are You Switching From Dryland Farming To Precision Irrigation?

    Starting the process of switching from dryland to irrigated farming can seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot to consider and factors that make initial investment costs not so cut and dry for every field. Patrick Scates, General Manager at Scates Valley Inc., a Valley® Irrigation dealership in Carmi, IL, talked us through who to talk to, what you should know, and what to expect whe...more
    Starting the process of switching from dryland to irrigated farming can seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot to consider and factors that make initial investment costs not so cut and dry for every field. Patrick Scates, General Manager at Scates Valley Inc., a Valley® Irrigation dealership in Carmi, IL, talked us through who to talk to, what you should know, and what to expect whe...more · Aug 25, 2016
  • 5 Reasons Why I Love Working in Agriculture

    My father is an Agricultural Contractor, so I grew up around farming and agriculture. I got my tractor licence at 16 and joined the family business drawing silage during my summer holidays from school. I would still have a huge interest in the family business and continue to work there in the evenings and weekends and organise my holidays from work around the silage and grain season. ...more
    My father is an Agricultural Contractor, so I grew up around farming and agriculture. I got my tractor licence at 16 and joined the family business drawing silage during my summer holidays from school. I would still have a huge interest in the family business and continue to work there in the evenings and weekends and organise my holidays from work around the silage and grain season. ...more · Aug 08, 2016