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3 Irrigation Management Features for When You Boot Up Your Valley ICON Panel for the First Time

April 20, 2017 by John Campbell

As I was getting ready to leave the house the other day, my phone pinged me with a text message from my brother-in-law that read, “The ICON has a heartbeat!!” His new Valley® center pivot had been delivered and installed, complete with an ICON10 smart panel. Although he has been a Valley loyalist for many years, he was hesitant to move away from the Pro and Pro2 panels he knew and liked. But there was no reason for him to be nervous. The Valley ICON® line of smart panels for center pivot irrigation management is the most intuitive on the market.

One Center Pivot Control Option That No Other Brand Can Offer.

April 18, 2017 by John Campbell

For many growers, planting is already underway for the 2017 growing season. Soon enough the irrigation season will roll around and Valley Irrigation has the one center pivot control option, that no one else can offer you. This may be the one control option that takes your irrigation season from good to great - Cruise Control™.

Where Center Pivot Irrigation is Headed in the Next 5 Years

April 13, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Matt Ondrejko, Valley Irrigation vice president global marketing, spoke with Agri Marketing Magazine about where center pivot irrigation is headed in the next five years, as well as the critical role that marketing plays in the development and promotion of new products.

The Benefits of Irrigation Management and Scheduling

April 11, 2017 by Ian Jolovich and Daniel Burgard

In farming, no matter if the crop is corn, potatoes, or grass hay, the name of the game is water. Whether it comes from Mother Nature in Kansas or from center pivot irrigation in California, the number one input to the crop is water. Water can carry nutrients from the soil through the roots to the plant, so that it can grow and return a yield; unfortunately, it can also run off the field, carrying nutrients and topsoil with it, or it can leach nutrients past the roots. Loss of water and nutrients have the same result – lost dollars – both in operating and fertilizer costs.

3 OTHER Farm Blogs You Should Be Following

April 6, 2017 by Kelly Cox

If you’re following this blog, I’m assuming you like to read blogs. While this may just be a really great assumption (seriously – really great, because blogs are amazing), you may be in the market for some new reading material.

Center Pivot Innovation and Agriculture Education

April 3, 2017 by Ashley Willits and Victoria Harris

If the agriculture industry could be described in one word, the most fitting word would be innovation. The ag industry is constantly discovering new ways to produce a safe and abundant food supply for an increasing population.

Irrigation Management Made Easy with Valley ICON Smart Panels

March 30, 2017 by Jake Hull

Controlling your center pivot irrigation operation may seem difficult or complicated. It may even be something that you rely on your dealer to help with. That is all about to change - enter Valley ICON smart control panels.

Top 3 Reasons to Use Linear Irrigation

March 27, 2017 by Kevin Fischman

Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods, and may be the right fit for your field. Here are our top three reasons to consider linears on your farm.

Valley Irrigation Celebrates World Water Day!

March 22, 2017 by Lisa Dvorak

Did you wake up excited for World Water Day today? Every year, World Water Day brings awareness to the importance of freshwater resources, as well as the sustainable management of freshwater. Please join Valley Irrigation in promoting the day that celebrates our most precious natural resource - water.

A Center Pivot Irrigation Pep Talk: Are You Ready for Spring?

March 20, 2017 by Chris Righter

March 20th marks the first day of spring. You’ve spent fall and winter getting ready. Like an athlete training for the big event, you’ve been prepping for this growing season for months.