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Irrigating in the Desert: Water Management on the Arabian Peninsula

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Written by Aavin Figuaredo |

Recently, Valmont® Middle East (VME) and our local authorized Valley® Irrigation dealer in Oman – MunanoorLLC – hosted seminar in Salalah, the capital city of southern Oman's Dhofar province. 

Most attendees were growers or delegates from farms near the Shisr region in Oman, known for being home to most of the center pivot population in the province, and for holding the remains of Ubar, one of Arabia’s great lost cities. 

The event focused on the many reasons to choose industry-leading Valley irrigation solutions, our full range of products and cutting-edge agricultural technologies. 

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Valley Irrigation helps farmers in Oman, who predominantly cultivate Rhodes grass under center pivots, to achieve improved yields, while saving energy and water, and reducing overall operating costs. 

A refresher was essential for both new and existing clients in the region, and we had a great turnout with representatives from both private and government sectors.  

Education About Irrigation

The event began with an introduction of Munanoor and its long-term collaboration with VME, plus the services it offers at different locations in the countryMunanoor also used this opportunity to announce the opening of its new retail outlet in Thumrait, located strategically near the Shisr area to be closer to the farms and meet the need for Valley Genuine Parts. 

Following Munanoor’s introduction, VME provided an overview of Valley Irrigation and a center pivot crash course to bring attendees who were less familiar with center pivot irrigation up to speedWe then focused on the various solutions Valley Irrigation offers to help maximize field performance, with focus on remote irrigation management. 

Attendees were also excited to learn about the partnership between Valley and Prospera Technologies, and the potential for autonomous crop management to optimize irrigation with greater crop precision. 

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Industry-Best Irrigation Structures

After a short break, attendees received an in-depth presentation on the design philosophy and advantages of the industry-best Valley structure, to convey how Valley offers the strongest spans in the Industry. The strength and durability of the Valley gearbox over other brands was also showcased, and by the end of this session all attendees were clear on why they should choose Valley irrigation machines over competitor machines. 

However, not all of them knew about our technology leadership, and how we take monitor and control technology to the next level to improve efficiency, accuracy and quality of life for farmers 

Most clients in Oman were also not aware of turnkey water management services from Valley, so they were particularly interested in prefabricated irrigation pump stations, synchronized gen-sets and our advanced pumping telemetry features.  

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Satisfied Customers

Overall, the event was a smashing success! The feedback we got from our satisfaction survey with the attendees was great, and they reported gaining knowledge from the event. We concluded the event with a delicious lunch and friendly interaction. 

The farmers in Oman know the quality and value of Valley center pivot and linear machines, as shown in the results of the satisfaction survey. They are aware that when buying a Valley, they are investing in a world-class machine with the highest product quality, for extensive life and durability 

To experience the Valley difference for yourself, contact a Valley dealer near you today.

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