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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.
  • 5 Common Causes of Irrigation Pump Problems

    If you have been around irrigation and pumping stations, you probably are aware that things don’t always go as planned. Below are some common problems seen in irrigation pumping and design that should be considered to minimize potential future problems.
    If you have been around irrigation and pumping stations, you probably are aware that things don’t always go as planned. Below are some common problems seen in irrigation pumping and design that should be considered to minimize potential future problems. · Oct 11, 2018
  • Sold on First-Year Savings and Greater Uniformity With Pivot Irrigation

    K & L Forest Nursery grows pine trees, which can be used for everything from creating oriented strand board (OSB), to building light poles, to providing pulp for paper, to burning as biomass in power plants. Growing between 18 and 20 million trees per year, Ken Singleton, owner of K & L Forest Nursery, says that while the land and climate in south-central Georgia is perfect f...more
    K & L Forest Nursery grows pine trees, which can be used for everything from creating oriented strand board (OSB), to building light poles, to providing pulp for paper, to burning as biomass in power plants. Growing between 18 and 20 million trees per year, Ken Singleton, owner of K & L Forest Nursery, says that while the land and climate in south-central Georgia is perfect f...more · Oct 04, 2018
  • Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 2

    Drip vs. Pivot In More Detail Wait! Before you read this, be sure to check out Part 1 here, where we identified three main factors when considering whether to install a center pivot or a drip irrigation system. Initial investment cost, labor and peace of mind are the three main things to consider when analyzing drip irrigation against center pivots. But those aren’t ...more
    Drip vs. Pivot In More Detail Wait! Before you read this, be sure to check out Part 1 here, where we identified three main factors when considering whether to install a center pivot or a drip irrigation system. Initial investment cost, labor and peace of mind are the three main things to consider when analyzing drip irrigation against center pivots. But those aren’t ...more · Sep 06, 2018
  • Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 1

    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more
    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more · Aug 30, 2018
  • Large Family Farm Takes Advantage of the Latest Irrigation Technology

    Irrigation machines are a familiar part of the landscape in south-central Nebraska. The Johnson family farm is no exception, with center pivots covering acres of green fields that are spread over many miles. Brian Johnson farms with his father Bill and brother Blake, growing corn, soybeans, and peas, along with some dry land wheat. They began irrigating in the 1970s, when pivot irrig...more
    Irrigation machines are a familiar part of the landscape in south-central Nebraska. The Johnson family farm is no exception, with center pivots covering acres of green fields that are spread over many miles. Brian Johnson farms with his father Bill and brother Blake, growing corn, soybeans, and peas, along with some dry land wheat. They began irrigating in the 1970s, when pivot irrig...more · Aug 16, 2018
  • Irrigation Smart Panels: ICONs in Brazil

    Brothers Cristian and Martin Braun have grown soybeans, corn and beans since 1989, but recently they have begun investing in irrigation technology to increase their profitability. This forward thinking led them to purchase their first ICON10 smart panel from Valley® Irrigation. It was installed in mid-May on their farm in Primavero do Leste, in Mato Grasso, a state bordering Bolivia i...more
    Brothers Cristian and Martin Braun have grown soybeans, corn and beans since 1989, but recently they have begun investing in irrigation technology to increase their profitability. This forward thinking led them to purchase their first ICON10 smart panel from Valley® Irrigation. It was installed in mid-May on their farm in Primavero do Leste, in Mato Grasso, a state bordering Bolivia i...more · Aug 09, 2018
  • Irrigating Nostalgia (A Nebraska Native Remembers Valley Irrigation)

    "Time moves in one direction, memory in another." - William Gibson Editor: This blog post is a little different. The author, John Kojdecki, reached out to us earlier this spring with a bit of a homesick feeling: “I was raised in Valley, Nebraska, in the early 1950s when your company was Valley Manufacturing. I left for the Marine Corps in the 60s and n...more
    "Time moves in one direction, memory in another." - William Gibson Editor: This blog post is a little different. The author, John Kojdecki, reached out to us earlier this spring with a bit of a homesick feeling: “I was raised in Valley, Nebraska, in the early 1950s when your company was Valley Manufacturing. I left for the Marine Corps in the 60s and n...more · Aug 02, 2018
  • Peak Potatoes (Center Pivot Irrigation on Hills)

    Editor: This story originally ran in the July 2018 issue of Potato Grower Magazine. The Atchley family ranch consists of 5,000 acres near Ashton in southeastern Idaho, just southwest of Yellowstone National Park. Their land lies on the Northern Snake River plain, with clean, mountain spring water. The soil is rich volcanic d...more
    Editor: This story originally ran in the July 2018 issue of Potato Grower Magazine. The Atchley family ranch consists of 5,000 acres near Ashton in southeastern Idaho, just southwest of Yellowstone National Park. Their land lies on the Northern Snake River plain, with clean, mountain spring water. The soil is rich volcanic d...more · Jul 19, 2018
  • Persistence and Technology Pay Off for Nebraska Farm Family

    Roric Paulman grew up on the farm his grandfather had established near Sutherland, Neb. With his dad’s blessing, he moved to Omaha in his early 20s to gain business experience. Roric got married, started a family, and ran a six-state auto/diesel service business. During the farm crisis of 1985, Roric’s dad called him one day and said, “Do you want to farm?” Roric quit his $75,000-a-ye...more
    Roric Paulman grew up on the farm his grandfather had established near Sutherland, Neb. With his dad’s blessing, he moved to Omaha in his early 20s to gain business experience. Roric got married, started a family, and ran a six-state auto/diesel service business. During the farm crisis of 1985, Roric’s dad called him one day and said, “Do you want to farm?” Roric quit his $75,000-a-ye...more · Jul 12, 2018