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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.
  • The Valley Gearbox is the Best in the Industry. Period.

    Since 1974, Valley® has manufactured our industry-best gearbox in the USA. We rigorously inspect and test each Valley gearbox before it leaves our factory, giving you peace of mind that you have the most reliable gearbox available for your center pivot or linear machine. Our mission is to provide you with the most durable, longest-lasting irrigation equipment in th...more
    Since 1974, Valley® has manufactured our industry-best gearbox in the USA. We rigorously inspect and test each Valley gearbox before it leaves our factory, giving you peace of mind that you have the most reliable gearbox available for your center pivot or linear machine. Our mission is to provide you with the most durable, longest-lasting irrigation equipment in th...more · Dec 13, 2018
  • Pivots in Paraguay Lead to Increased Yields

    The partnership of Vanilto Machado Mariani and Edison Hideo Miyazaki is an unusual but profitable one. The two men joined forces in 2015 to grow soy and corn on land that previously had only grown cattle. The land is in the state of San Pedro, in Paraguay, which is farther east than any point in Maine, and as far south as Australia. The sparsely populated area is known for livestock ...more
    The partnership of Vanilto Machado Mariani and Edison Hideo Miyazaki is an unusual but profitable one. The two men joined forces in 2015 to grow soy and corn on land that previously had only grown cattle. The land is in the state of San Pedro, in Paraguay, which is farther east than any point in Maine, and as far south as Australia. The sparsely populated area is known for livestock ...more · Dec 06, 2018
  • More than Guests: The Contributions of Women in Agriculture

    Michele De Waal didn’t choose the ag life. The ag life chose her. She was raised in a family of farmers in rural Kansas. “My grandfather served in World War 2, and came back after the war and built his farm from scratch,” she says. “He was my childhood hero. His love for the land and for helping others stays with me today.” From the time she was a small child, she has been involved i...more
    Michele De Waal didn’t choose the ag life. The ag life chose her. She was raised in a family of farmers in rural Kansas. “My grandfather served in World War 2, and came back after the war and built his farm from scratch,” she says. “He was my childhood hero. His love for the land and for helping others stays with me today.” From the time she was a small child, she has been involved i...more · Nov 29, 2018
  • The Best Irrigation Equipment: Valley Brand Loyalty Explained

    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more
    Since 2011, Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment magazine have polled farmers about what could make them change from their favorite brand of equipment. Over that time, the top six reasons have all remained the same, although their order has shifted.Last year, the top six reasons were: 1. Better product engineering 2. Better parts availability...more · Nov 24, 2018
  • Using Drones for Agricultural Irrigation

    In the past five years, drones have truly “taken off,” no pun intended. From personal flying cameras to valuable industry tools, the applications and benefits drones can provide seem to be endless. Within the agricultural industry alone, there is huge potential for drone technology integration into everyday farming and ranching practices. These tasks could include crop scouting, catt...more
    In the past five years, drones have truly “taken off,” no pun intended. From personal flying cameras to valuable industry tools, the applications and benefits drones can provide seem to be endless. Within the agricultural industry alone, there is huge potential for drone technology integration into everyday farming and ranching practices. These tasks could include crop scouting, catt...more · Nov 20, 2018
  • How to Winterize Your Center Pivot: 9 Things Every Grower Should Remember For Long Pivot Life

    Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in Irrigation Today Magazine. People often ask what steps they should take to maintain their irrigation equipment and ensure it has a long life. That’s a good question, but to understand the value of preventative maintenance, it’s important to kn...more
    Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in Irrigation Today Magazine. People often ask what steps they should take to maintain their irrigation equipment and ensure it has a long life. That’s a good question, but to understand the value of preventative maintenance, it’s important to kn...more · Nov 18, 2018
  • Center Pivot Troubleshooting: PolySpan Saves Growers Money

    In some areas, growers are battling declining water quality. In other areas, corrosive water has been a way of life for years. Some farmers have opportunities to pump wastewater or effluent water. And in other cases, growers run corrosive chemicals through their center pivots. All of these scenarios can be hard on pivots, causing rust in the pipes and leading to a shorter lifespan fo...more
    In some areas, growers are battling declining water quality. In other areas, corrosive water has been a way of life for years. Some farmers have opportunities to pump wastewater or effluent water. And in other cases, growers run corrosive chemicals through their center pivots. All of these scenarios can be hard on pivots, causing rust in the pipes and leading to a shorter lifespan fo...more · Nov 08, 2018
  • Remote Irrigation Monitoring: Precision Ag Tech Brought to Your Back Forty

    Being a grower is hard work – making your farm an “AgSense® Farm” helps simplify your processes, for smarter, simpler monitoring and decision making in real time. The AgSense Farm is part of a suite of smart irrigation solutions from Valley® that bring information together at your fingertips for reliable, instant access. Remote Monitoring Solutions For Your Entire Farm AgSense has so...more
    Being a grower is hard work – making your farm an “AgSense® Farm” helps simplify your processes, for smarter, simpler monitoring and decision making in real time. The AgSense Farm is part of a suite of smart irrigation solutions from Valley® that bring information together at your fingertips for reliable, instant access. Remote Monitoring Solutions For Your Entire Farm AgSense has so...more · Oct 25, 2018
  • Irrigating Multiple Crops with Center Pivots

    Fernando and Carmelo Beloni represent the third generation of their family working in the fields of Brazil. They moved from Vargem Grande (São Paulo) to Patrocínio (Minas Gerais) in search of better growing conditions, and for the last 21 years have made lands mostly known for coffee support many other crops, as well. "We were attracted to the cerrado (a vast, tropical savann...more
    Fernando and Carmelo Beloni represent the third generation of their family working in the fields of Brazil. They moved from Vargem Grande (São Paulo) to Patrocínio (Minas Gerais) in search of better growing conditions, and for the last 21 years have made lands mostly known for coffee support many other crops, as well. "We were attracted to the cerrado (a vast, tropical savann...more · Oct 18, 2018