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Growers On A Quest To Increase Yields Through New Center Drive Motor

October 16, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

“How can we improve yield with the resources we have?” It’s an age-old question in agriculture, and the Grimm brothers of Precision Farms are pulling out all the stops to find the answer. Read how the new Valley X-Tec advanced DC center drive motor helped them out.

Farm Irrigation Pumps: How Modern Farming Has Changed the Face of Irrigation Control

May 18, 2017 by Tyler Fields

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.

Of the Many Crop Irrigation Systems, Which Type is Right for You?

May 11, 2017 by Community

Before you decide on your irrigation method, you need to fully understand your field’s topography, soils, available water and crop types. When you have a complete understanding of your field’s layout and composition, you’re ready to begin searching for the right method of irrigation.

Where Center Pivot Irrigation is Headed in the Next 5 Years

April 13, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Matt Ondrejko, Valley Irrigation vice president global marketing, spoke with Agri Marketing Magazine about where center pivot irrigation is headed in the next five years, as well as the critical role that marketing plays in the development and promotion of new products.

Top 3 Reasons to Use Linear Irrigation

March 27, 2017 by Kevin Fischman

Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods, and may be the right fit for your field. Here are our top three reasons to consider linears on your farm.

Beat the Weather with Irrigation Drought Solutions

February 20, 2017 by Kelly Downing

In March, many farmers (at least those of us here in the North) are planning for the upcoming crop season. These plans involve hybrid selection, fertility needs, equipment replacement and the like. One area that we seem to forget about is irrigation. The hot, dry days of summer seem like a distant dream, far away and not very relevant.

Introducing the Valley ICON5 Control Panel for Irrigation

January 19, 2017 by Troy Long

Over the past two weeks, Growering the Conversation Blog has introduced you to the new ICON10 and ICON1 smart panels for pivot irrigation from Valley®. We are excited to continue with the introductions to the ICON series of smart panels with the most versatile irrigation panel in the lineup – the ICON5™.

Why Are Your Pipelines Rusting, When Your Neighbors' Aren't?

January 9, 2017 by Community

Advancements in technology have allowed crop irrigation pipelines to run with minimal problems for years at a time. New products and techniques such as digital control panels, sprinkler packages, and protective coatings like galvanizing have extended these machine’s lives considerably, and have secured irrigation pipelines as a lasting investment.

Introducing Valley ICON and the ICON10 Control Panel for Irrigation.

January 6, 2017 by John Campbell

Almost 35 years ago, Valley released the industry’s very first remote monitor and control product, the Valmonitor. About 5 years after that, Valley introduced farmers to C:A:M:S technology; the revolutionary “computerized” irrigation control panel. Those two products represented a huge leap in capability and were the first steps towards true efficiency. Not just efficient use of water but also of time, labor and fuel.

12 Things Dad Didn’t Tell You about Buying a Center Pivot

December 15, 2016 by Rich Panowicz

There’s a good chance your dad taught you everything you know about farming and running the business. But, we still get a lot of questions about the process of buying a center pivot and the best way to go about it. The purchase of a center pivot irrigation machine is a big investment that can provide a very good return to you.