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4 Ag Services That Set Valley Apart

August 24, 2017 by Nic Carlson

In our day and age, with new technology being released daily, it’s easy to overlook the core ag services that Valley® Irrigation has been offering for years.

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.

Getting Your Dad Acquainted with His New Valley ICON5 Smart Irrigation Panel

April 27, 2017 by Kylie Blythe

Your Dad is now the proud owner of a new Valley ICON5 smart irrigation panel – now what? Learning about a new product and becoming familiar with its features can be exciting for some and a pain for others. Luckily, for those individuals who may not be excited to learn a new product, the Valley ICON5 panel is incredibly intuitive and makes learning almost effortless.

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.

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.

Q&A with Valley Dealers on the New ICON Center Pivot Smart Panels

March 9, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Valley® Irrigation center pivot dealers across the country are busy helping farmers get their operations ready for the upcoming growing season. Some of their preparation includes getting growers more acquainted with their new Valley ICON™ smart panels. Valley spoke with dealers Keith Grimm of MWI in Hiawatha, Kan., and Jeremiah Johnson of Central Valley Irrigation in Holdrege, Neb., to see how growers are reacting to the new center pivot irrigation smart panels.

Nebraska Grower Gains New Level of Control with Cutting-Edge Technology

February 16, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

In south central Nebraska water is plentiful and farms are everywhere you look. It’s the perfect place to use new technology to make the most of that water, using it effectively, and finding new ways to become more efficient while maximizing yields.

Grower Gains Simple Control and Time Savings

February 9, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Brian Petersen, along with his son, brother and nephew (Bennett, Steve and Mark, respectively), grows corn, soybeans and specialty crops like seed corn and annual rye near Minden, Neb. As Petersen puts it, they have a very “mixed bag” when it comes to pivots and control panels, and that can make farming their rough, sandy soil even more challenging, especially when it’s spread over 30 miles.

Center Pivots: Breaking Down the Machine

September 19, 2016 by irrigation.education Community

Center pivots have evolved into complex machines that do more than just move in a circle and pump water onto the ground. But even with all the complexities, a modern-day pivot can be broken down into a handful of main components that make up the core framework. These major components include the pivot point, control panel, spans, drive units, and tower boxes.

Do Your Center Pivot Pipelines Last As Long As They Could?

September 1, 2016 by irrigation.education Community

When purchasing a center pivot, you likely have expectations for the lifespan of your equipment. Some center pivot pipelines are still dependable after 25 to 30 years of use, which would be ideal. However, some pipelines show leaks after only 7 to 10 years. So why do some farmers have better luck with center pivots than others?