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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.
  • 10 Ways Valley Pivots and Linears are Best for Irrigating Tree Crops

    Growing any crop takes planning, but tree crops, especially, are a long-term investment. Whether you raise citrus, fruit, olives, coffee or nuts, you’ve devoted time and money to planning, growing, nurturing and harvesting your tall crop. So you want to earn the largest possible return on that investment.
    Growing any crop takes planning, but tree crops, especially, are a long-term investment. Whether you raise citrus, fruit, olives, coffee or nuts, you’ve devoted time and money to planning, growing, nurturing and harvesting your tall crop. So you want to earn the largest possible return on that investment. · Oct 31, 2019
  • Pivots, Puppets & Peanuts: Georgia grower highlights farming on Sesame Street

    Casey Cox began to appreciate her ag background after her first year of college, but she never realized her love of the outdoors would take her to the city – all the way to Sesame Street, in fact.
    Casey Cox began to appreciate her ag background after her first year of college, but she never realized her love of the outdoors would take her to the city – all the way to Sesame Street, in fact. · Oct 31, 2019
  • Switching from Flood to Pivot Irrigation Leads to Tripled Hay Production

    A couple of years after George Kahrl graduated with a sociology degree from Harvard in 1983, he bought a small, flood-irrigated ranch with 140 heifers. Over the years, he bought and sold a number of farms and ranches from families who were getting out of the business, built them up and sold them again. Kahrl started Sarah Faith Ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming, from scratch in 2016 and now...more
    A couple of years after George Kahrl graduated with a sociology degree from Harvard in 1983, he bought a small, flood-irrigated ranch with 140 heifers. Over the years, he bought and sold a number of farms and ranches from families who were getting out of the business, built them up and sold them again. Kahrl started Sarah Faith Ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming, from scratch in 2016 and now...more · Oct 03, 2019
  • Customized Irrigation Setup Improves Silage Yields for Minnesota Dairy Farmer

    To feed 1,200 dairy cows in Eden Valley, Minnesota, Joe Becker grows corn and alfalfa on 1,100 acres of farmland. Both crops require plenty of water, so Joe decided to irrigate about 300 acres in areas where the soil is light and sandy. In 2013, Joe got his first center pivot machine from Grand Irrigation, his local Valley® dealer. The results were promising, but Joe knew they could ...more
    To feed 1,200 dairy cows in Eden Valley, Minnesota, Joe Becker grows corn and alfalfa on 1,100 acres of farmland. Both crops require plenty of water, so Joe decided to irrigate about 300 acres in areas where the soil is light and sandy. In 2013, Joe got his first center pivot machine from Grand Irrigation, his local Valley® dealer. The results were promising, but Joe knew they could ...more · Sep 19, 2019
  • Alert! 5 Ways Remote Irrigation Management Eliminates Your Anxiety

    Every grower knows irrigation season can be hectic and demanding. You may think that adding remote technology will be complicated and hard to learn. However, AgSense® remote irrigation management is just the opposite. It’s very affordable, and the various alerts will make your days and nights much less stressful. It’s always better to have another set of eyes to make sure every...more
    Every grower knows irrigation season can be hectic and demanding. You may think that adding remote technology will be complicated and hard to learn. However, AgSense® remote irrigation management is just the opposite. It’s very affordable, and the various alerts will make your days and nights much less stressful. It’s always better to have another set of eyes to make sure every...more · Aug 29, 2019
  • #AgTech and the Environment

    It seems ironic that the word “technology” is used so casually it has become “ordinary,” but often that is the case. Imagine the term in your head and you will probably think of everything from cell phones and digital watches to flying cars and self-driving tractors. In short, technology means something different to nearly everyone. The same goes for agricultural technology, which co...more
    It seems ironic that the word “technology” is used so casually it has become “ordinary,” but often that is the case. Imagine the term in your head and you will probably think of everything from cell phones and digital watches to flying cars and self-driving tractors. In short, technology means something different to nearly everyone. The same goes for agricultural technology, which co...more · Aug 25, 2019
  • 5 Things You May Not Know About Your Irrigation Sprinklers

    Ongoing design changes in center pivot irrigation sprinklers have made it possible for today’s growers to do more with less water. When you are selecting a sprinkler for your pivot or linear irrigation, always take the soil type, terrain, climate and crop into consideration Of course, there are many factors in addition to crop, soil, terrain and weather that affect the best choice of...more
    Ongoing design changes in center pivot irrigation sprinklers have made it possible for today’s growers to do more with less water. When you are selecting a sprinkler for your pivot or linear irrigation, always take the soil type, terrain, climate and crop into consideration Of course, there are many factors in addition to crop, soil, terrain and weather that affect the best choice of...more · Aug 22, 2019
  • Go with Flowmeters for Efficiency and Accurate Reporting

    Growers are being asked to produce more while using fewer resources. Efficient irrigation and water management can help growers maximize profits even as water restrictions get tighter. Generally, water reporting regulations are dictated by the local water management district. “As I talk to growers, many of them who are not currently required to report think that reporting is coming in...more
    Growers are being asked to produce more while using fewer resources. Efficient irrigation and water management can help growers maximize profits even as water restrictions get tighter. Generally, water reporting regulations are dictated by the local water management district. “As I talk to growers, many of them who are not currently required to report think that reporting is coming in...more · Jun 27, 2019
  • Irrigation Forecasts: Save Time with Valley Scheduling

    Greg Juul and his partner, Troy Betz, own and operate G2 Farming near Hermiston, Oregon. He says technology has given them a competitive advantage. “We’ve definitely adopted a lot of tech that’s come into farming,” he said. “Valley® technology has improved our operation right from the very beginning. When Troy and I took over the farm, we switched from a competitor’s brand to Val...more
    Greg Juul and his partner, Troy Betz, own and operate G2 Farming near Hermiston, Oregon. He says technology has given them a competitive advantage. “We’ve definitely adopted a lot of tech that’s come into farming,” he said. “Valley® technology has improved our operation right from the very beginning. When Troy and I took over the farm, we switched from a competitor’s brand to Val...more · Jun 20, 2019