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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.
  • How a Center Pivot Irrigation Machine Works

    Center pivot machines have been used in irrigation for decades. Center pivots, one of several types of mechanized irrigation machines, can lead to increased yields and less water wasted compared to other irrigation practices such as flood irrigation. But how exactly does a center pivot work? Let’s first discuss ...more
    Center pivot machines have been used in irrigation for decades. Center pivots, one of several types of mechanized irrigation machines, can lead to increased yields and less water wasted compared to other irrigation practices such as flood irrigation. But how exactly does a center pivot work? Let’s first discuss ...more · Jun 11, 2016
  • How Technology Meet's Today's Farming Challenges

    Farming has become more complicated today than ever before. Farms are larger. Growers need to conserve soil and water. Different generations have different priorities. And to top it all off, there are more options for everything, from seed to tractors to irrigation machines. How do you deal with it all? Valley® Irrigation is addressing these challenges by developing new technologies ...more
    Farming has become more complicated today than ever before. Farms are larger. Growers need to conserve soil and water. Different generations have different priorities. And to top it all off, there are more options for everything, from seed to tractors to irrigation machines. How do you deal with it all? Valley® Irrigation is addressing these challenges by developing new technologies ...more · Jun 07, 2016
  • How Technology In Ag is a Game Changer

    “Agriculture…is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to George Washington on August 14, 1787. As a founding father, I think he had it right all those years ago, looking into the future of America. We find ourselves in a new generational transition in the workplace. The Mi...more
    “Agriculture…is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to George Washington on August 14, 1787. As a founding father, I think he had it right all those years ago, looking into the future of America. We find ourselves in a new generational transition in the workplace. The Mi...more · May 04, 2016
  • 8 Tips to Accurately Check Your Center Pivot Sprinklers

    Water application is at the heart of what you do. In order to do this as well as possible, sprinkler packages need to be properly designed and maintained to a high degree of accuracy. Generally, sprinkler packages should be replaced at least every 10,000 hours of operation. Regularly check for broken or worn sprinkler components and replace them as necessary. Also, consider running a ...more
    Water application is at the heart of what you do. In order to do this as well as possible, sprinkler packages need to be properly designed and maintained to a high degree of accuracy. Generally, sprinkler packages should be replaced at least every 10,000 hours of operation. Regularly check for broken or worn sprinkler components and replace them as necessary. Also, consider running a ...more · Apr 20, 2016

    A Commentary on the Groundwater Crisis in California

    A commentary on the article "California groundwater crisis creates burdens, opportunities for growers" by guest blogger Jane Griffin. This article looks at the situation in California from a number of points of view and perspect...more
    A commentary on the article "California groundwater crisis creates burdens, opportunities for growers" by guest blogger Jane Griffin. This article looks at the situation in California from a number of points of view and perspect...more · Mar 10, 2016