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.
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.
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.
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.
Irrigation control has drastically changed throughout the years, as well. We are able to fully monitor and control high-efficiency farm irrigation pumps and pivots from just about anywhere. High-efficiency pumps and pivots allow farmers to lower their electrical bills while still getting the same -or better - production out of their equipment; they are doing more with less.
The growing season is upon us, and of course, there are a large number of tasks that must to be done to ensure a successful year. Whether you are finished with planting, or just getting started, one thing is clear – you have a lot going on and it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve got a good idea that can potentially save you some time, and lower your stress levels during this busy time of year.
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.
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.
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™.
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.