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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.
  • 4 Things to Think About Before Investing in Irrigation Technology

    Since 2003, remote irrigation technology has come a long way. Back then, people still had to use paper maps to navigate. A lot of people still used film cameras. The idea of buying things on the Internet was fairly new, and Facebook was still a year away. The pace of technological change is getting faster every month … seemingly every day. But one thing hasn’t changed since 2003. In ...more
    Since 2003, remote irrigation technology has come a long way. Back then, people still had to use paper maps to navigate. A lot of people still used film cameras. The idea of buying things on the Internet was fairly new, and Facebook was still a year away. The pace of technological change is getting faster every month … seemingly every day. But one thing hasn’t changed since 2003. In ...more · Jun 18, 2019
  • In-Field Weather Stations: Accurate Data Makes All the Difference

    Every farmer knows they can’t control the weather. What they CAN control is the source they trust for their weather information. Newspapers, TV, the Internet and even the rain gauge on the back porch can help determine weather conditions. But those sources are lacking in one way: they don’t indicate actual field conditions, and many growers have fields that are miles away from each o...more
    Every farmer knows they can’t control the weather. What they CAN control is the source they trust for their weather information. Newspapers, TV, the Internet and even the rain gauge on the back porch can help determine weather conditions. But those sources are lacking in one way: they don’t indicate actual field conditions, and many growers have fields that are miles away from each o...more · Jun 06, 2019
  • ROI is Central to the X-Tec Center Drive

    Every dollar counts in your business. But success isn’t measured by spending the least, it’s about getting the most from your investment. At Valley®, we work to continually provide you the best value. The Valley X-Tec® center drive with FastPassTM technology provides several key benefits – increased speed, constant move and power at both ends of the speed range. The features come at ...more
    Every dollar counts in your business. But success isn’t measured by spending the least, it’s about getting the most from your investment. At Valley®, we work to continually provide you the best value. The Valley X-Tec® center drive with FastPassTM technology provides several key benefits – increased speed, constant move and power at both ends of the speed range. The features come at ...more · May 16, 2019
  • Chinese Connection: Valley Center Pivots Improve Agriculture in Rural China

    Until recently, consumption of dairy products in China has been low compared to other parts of the world. There are a number of reasons for the lower consumption, but suffice it to say yogurt and cheese are growing in popularity among Chinese. With a growing middle class in a country with 1.4 billion people, that’s a lot of cheese and yogurt.
    Until recently, consumption of dairy products in China has been low compared to other parts of the world. There are a number of reasons for the lower consumption, but suffice it to say yogurt and cheese are growing in popularity among Chinese. With a growing middle class in a country with 1.4 billion people, that’s a lot of cheese and yogurt. · Apr 25, 2019
  • No Substitute for Service: An Agronomist Talks Technology

    Rad Yager knows a lot about soil. He has been an agronomist for nearly four decades, first working with the University of Georgia Extension office for 30 years, then for the last eight years as a consultant with Certified Ag Resources in Camilla, GA. His focus is soil moisture monitoring. “About 15 years ago, capacitance probes came along,” he explains. “When I retired, I saw a need a...more
    Rad Yager knows a lot about soil. He has been an agronomist for nearly four decades, first working with the University of Georgia Extension office for 30 years, then for the last eight years as a consultant with Certified Ag Resources in Camilla, GA. His focus is soil moisture monitoring. “About 15 years ago, capacitance probes came along,” he explains. “When I retired, I saw a need a...more · Apr 18, 2019
  • A Long and Winding Road: Irrigation Innovator Looks Back on His Career at Valley

    Jake LaRue has traveled the world to consult on all aspects of irrigation, and has been awarded several patents for his work for Valley®. He’s even worked with “cosmic ray neutron probes,” which sounds like something out of a superhero movie. But it wasn’t always that way. He started much smaller. The Director of Research & Development began his career with a local Valley Irrigat...more
    Jake LaRue has traveled the world to consult on all aspects of irrigation, and has been awarded several patents for his work for Valley®. He’s even worked with “cosmic ray neutron probes,” which sounds like something out of a superhero movie. But it wasn’t always that way. He started much smaller. The Director of Research & Development began his career with a local Valley Irrigat...more · Apr 11, 2019
  • Making Hay: ICONX Smart Irrigation Control Panel Helps Canadian Grower

    Like most growers around the world, Cale Hubka has a lot on his plate. He took over Hubka Hay from his father five years ago, after renting land since age 18. The operation now consists of over 10,000 acres, mostly growing forage like alfalfa, timothy grass and mixed hay, as well as some wheat and peas. He’s in charge of all harvest operations and water management. “Forage keeps us b...more
    Like most growers around the world, Cale Hubka has a lot on his plate. He took over Hubka Hay from his father five years ago, after renting land since age 18. The operation now consists of over 10,000 acres, mostly growing forage like alfalfa, timothy grass and mixed hay, as well as some wheat and peas. He’s in charge of all harvest operations and water management. “Forage keeps us b...more · Apr 04, 2019
  • Durability for Decades: Valley Linear Machine Stands the Test of Time

    An 18-year-old Valley® linear irrigation machine, left idle in an Australian paddock for more than a decade, has made an astonishing return to service. Actually, says the grower, it’s not all that astonishing. Greg Ernst says the well-known Valley reputation for quality was one of the factors that led him to purchase one of the company’s linears in 2001 to help feed his dairy cattle i...more
    An 18-year-old Valley® linear irrigation machine, left idle in an Australian paddock for more than a decade, has made an astonishing return to service. Actually, says the grower, it’s not all that astonishing. Greg Ernst says the well-known Valley reputation for quality was one of the factors that led him to purchase one of the company’s linears in 2001 to help feed his dairy cattle i...more · Mar 14, 2019
  • Built for This: Valley GPS Guidance Custom-Designed for Corner Irrigation Machines

    What would the world look like today without GPS? We would still have to read paper maps, nobody would have Snapchat geo-filters, and you also wouldn’t know when your Uber driver was arriving. All joking aside, GPS technology has without a doubt changed our everyday lives and how countless industries operate. Agriculture is no exception to this. Auto-steering combines, end-of-pivot o..
    What would the world look like today without GPS? We would still have to read paper maps, nobody would have Snapchat geo-filters, and you also wouldn’t know when your Uber driver was arriving. All joking aside, GPS technology has without a doubt changed our everyday lives and how countless industries operate. Agriculture is no exception to this. Auto-steering combines, end-of-pivot o.. · Mar 07, 2019