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Close Spacing: Water-Efficient Precision Irrigation Method can Reduce Costs and Increase Yields

June 22, 2017 by Senniger Irrigation

Close spacing combines low-pressure precision irrigation bubbler heads made for LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) with conservation tillage practices to improve efficiency of water use with center pivot irrigation. Close spacing typically achieves application efficiencies of 95 percent or more.

6 Precision Irrigation Things You Didn’t Know Twitter Can Teach You

June 19, 2017 by Kelly Cox

Did you know that Twitter is a goldmine for precision irrigation nuggets? Check out our top six things on precision irrigation that you can learn on Twitter.

Valley VRI Takes Center Pivot Precision Irrigation to the Next Level

June 15, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Precise water application, water savings and, of course, increased yields are just a few of the advantages of Valley Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI). Growers everywhere are benefiting from it, and Valley continues to improve their VRI offerings for center pivot and linear precision irrigation.

The True Value of a Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Machine

June 12, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Valley® is built on five pillars called the Valley Values that are the backbone of the company: reliability, durability, advanced technology, responsiveness and precision. But, what does that mean to the growers working in the field day in and day out? Simply put, the Valley Values mean growers get the best irrigation equipment and the most value for their money.

Effectively Irrigating a Corner Area with Irrigation Technology

June 8, 2017 by Glenn Waterland

The key to higher quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means achieving an even distribution of water over the entire corner. It’s necessary to have control over each nozzle across the boom to get this level of uniformity, so that it each nozzle pulses the right amount at the right time to distribute water evenly.

Top 5 Irrigation Management Features in BaseStation3™

June 5, 2017 by Ashley Anderson

There are a number of tools you need to keep your center pivot irrigation system operating properly. Sometimes, the most valuable tools are not the ones in your toolbox. Software solutions, like Valley BaseStation3 can be just as valuable of a tool as your favorite pair of pliers.

Don’t Hold Back Late Night Conversations with Irrigation Dealers

June 1, 2017 by John Campbell

Over the past several years, I have spent a considerable amount of time meeting and conversing with Valley dealers and customers to get a feel for how the Valley suite of technology tools is performing. Because we at Valley believe in open and honest communication, here are some snippets of those late-night conversations with dealers and customers.

Manage Your Field Irrigation Using Irrigation Pump Control and More

May 30, 2017 by Ben Hirschfeld

Only you know what's best for your farm. Here are some helpful tips on how to manage your irrigation throughout the growing season using pump control and other strategies.

The Evolution of Uniform Corner Irrigation

May 25, 2017 by Jerry Gerdes

As you fly across the country (or anywhere in the world) and see the perfect green circles covering the ground, it is easy to pick out the fields with center pivot irrigation. Looking closely, you may see a field that isn’t a perfect green circle, but is in fact almost square. This indicates a center pivot with a corner arm.

If You're Into Variable Rate Irrigation Management, Read This

May 22, 2017 by Craig Bell

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 a better result.