Valley Blog

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.
  • “Pushing Boundaries”

    Innovation takes many forms. For Kevin Fischman of Valley Irrigation, innovation has earned three patents (so far), and is helping growers be more efficient with their water application.
    Innovation takes many forms. For Kevin Fischman of Valley Irrigation, innovation has earned three patents (so far), and is helping growers be more efficient with their water application. · Sep 01, 2020
  • Valley Insights Provides Knowledge in Arid Conditions

    Potatoes require careful irrigation management to produce the best-quality crop, especially when grown in a desert area. Grant Morris of Schneider Farms near Pasco, Washington, uses irrigation technology like Valley Insights™ to help maximize yields and efficiency.
    Potatoes require careful irrigation management to produce the best-quality crop, especially when grown in a desert area. Grant Morris of Schneider Farms near Pasco, Washington, uses irrigation technology like Valley Insights™ to help maximize yields and efficiency. · Jun 23, 2020
  • Two Fields: Kansas Teen Combines His Love of Farming and Filming

    Like most boys his age, 14-year-old Abram “Abe” Stirtz has a keen interest in computers and the Internet. However, Abram is equally proud of farm life and the role he plays there. Fortunately, Abe has found a way to combine both interests on his parents’ farm near Enterprise, KS.
    Like most boys his age, 14-year-old Abram “Abe” Stirtz has a keen interest in computers and the Internet. However, Abram is equally proud of farm life and the role he plays there. Fortunately, Abe has found a way to combine both interests on his parents’ farm near Enterprise, KS. · Jun 09, 2020
  • The Irrigation Leader Listens to You: A Short History of Valley 365

    This is first in a series about Valley 365™ and the Valley technology road map. Keep following for more information in the weeks ahead! Valley® has had its hand in technology for a number of years, from the cams™ Management System in the 1980s to Valmonitor. These initial tech offerings paved the way for true remote irrigation control.
    This is first in a series about Valley 365™ and the Valley technology road map. Keep following for more information in the weeks ahead! Valley® has had its hand in technology for a number of years, from the cams™ Management System in the 1980s to Valmonitor. These initial tech offerings paved the way for true remote irrigation control. · Mar 05, 2020
  • 3 Keys to Water Efficiency in Ag: Pivots, Pumps & Sprinklers

    Editor’s Note: A slightly different version of this article originally ran on progressiveforage.com. I may be biased when I say this, but because I grew up in agriculture, I know it’s the very best industry there is. How important is agriculture to our way of life?
    Editor’s Note: A slightly different version of this article originally ran on progressiveforage.com. I may be biased when I say this, but because I grew up in agriculture, I know it’s the very best industry there is. How important is agriculture to our way of life? · Jan 23, 2020
  • Early Reviews Are In: Valley 365 is Advanced Yet User-Friendly

    If you’re familiar with Rotten Tomatoes, you know it’s a website that compiles movie reviews from both critics and audiences. Then it gives them a score: if a movie is “certified fresh,” it gets a bright red tomato. If the movie isn’t so good, the site shows a spilled bucket of popcorn.
    If you’re familiar with Rotten Tomatoes, you know it’s a website that compiles movie reviews from both critics and audiences. Then it gives them a score: if a movie is “certified fresh,” it gets a bright red tomato. If the movie isn’t so good, the site shows a spilled bucket of popcorn. · Jan 09, 2020
  • 4 Ways the Valley X-Tec High-Speed Pivot Motor Helps Cotton Growers

    São José Farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is an impressive cotton plantation that extends over 6,400 acres (2,600 hectares). Visitors describe it as looking like a soft white cloud covering the whole ground all the way to the horizon. Arilton Riedi's farm has gotten consistently higher yields with cotton irrigated by center pivots.
    São José Farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is an impressive cotton plantation that extends over 6,400 acres (2,600 hectares). Visitors describe it as looking like a soft white cloud covering the whole ground all the way to the horizon. Arilton Riedi's farm has gotten consistently higher yields with cotton irrigated by center pivots. · Dec 26, 2019
  • 100% Turnkey Valley Farm: Elite Irrigation Design (Part 2)

    In our last blog, we told you about Oklahoma grower Wayne Carter and his plans to expand his sod business. His location and his dedication to growing only the highest-quality sod in the most efficient way resulted in six challenges that water management experts from Valley Irrigation helped him overcome.
    In our last blog, we told you about Oklahoma grower Wayne Carter and his plans to expand his sod business. His location and his dedication to growing only the highest-quality sod in the most efficient way resulted in six challenges that water management experts from Valley Irrigation helped him overcome. · Dec 12, 2019
  • Center Pivots over Peanuts (In a Nutshell, They Make a Big Difference)

    Casey Cox is a sixth-generation farmer whose family has been farming the sandy soils along the Flint River in southwest Georgia for more than 150 years. They’ve been growing peanuts for at least three generations, back to Casey’s great-grandfather in the 1920s. In that time, Casey and her family have learned that peanuts are a crop with unique challenges that center pivot irrigation can help overcome.
    Casey Cox is a sixth-generation farmer whose family has been farming the sandy soils along the Flint River in southwest Georgia for more than 150 years. They’ve been growing peanuts for at least three generations, back to Casey’s great-grandfather in the 1920s. In that time, Casey and her family have learned that peanuts are a crop with unique challenges that center pivot irrigation can help overcome. · Nov 14, 2019