I am going to start this blog by talking about chicken - specifically a delicious rotisserie chicken that I prepared in no time at all - “just set it and forget it.” Who else remembers the late-night infomercials for the Ronco® Rotisserie, or other infomercials selling great products? What was so attractive about them? I’ll tell you: People want a product that will make their lives easier. Growers are no different from those late-night consumers; they want solutions that make their farming lives easier that help them produce better results.
The Trimble® Irrigate-IQ™ solution for center pivot irrigation can do just that. Irrigate-IQ, which Valley® is now distributing through their dealer network, has two offerings. The first offering is Irrigate-IQ Uniform Corner, which allows growers to easily apply water uniformly over areas covered by corner arms. The second is Irrigate-IQ Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI). This solution uses individual nozzle control, which provides growers with the ability to apply water where it is needed and with the most precision.
Growers can work with their Valley dealer to configure and design a custom Irrigate-IQ Uniform Corner or VRI solution that is right for their center pivot and their operation. They can spend additional time with an agronomist to produce a prescription that is specific to their field. With the Irrigate-IQ solution, growers also have the ability to send prescriptions directly to the Irrigate-IQ system through the Cloud - saving time and money, as well as eliminating the need to travel to the field.
The result: Improved crop quality and yield, reduced over- or under-watering, and reduced run-off. But, that’s not all! VRI can provide you with reduced energy costs for fuel and electricity to help you meet environmental regulations in your area.
In addition to the new VRI product offerings, Valley brings an extensive dealer network with great customer support and service, while Trimble brings accurate GPS and guidance integrated with their Irrigate-IQ VRI hardware. This relationship makes for a great solution and experience for all growers.
Allow the new Valley-Trimble relationship to help you with your irrigation management. Contact your local Valley dealer for additional details.
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