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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.

A Retrospective: How Irrigation Monitoring Systems Can Help Your Farm

August 17, 2017 by Preston Parmley

“Windshield time.” A haunting two-word phrase for any business, operation or even a weekend outing. These two words can mean expenses, like gas, time lost, wear and tear on vehicles, and, in some cases, added liability.

See the Latest in Center Pivot Technology at the Valley Farm Show Booths

August 14, 2017 by John Campbell

Fields are green and full, the days are already starting to get shorter, and “Back to School” ads are all over the television. These are also signs that farm show season is here.

ICON1 Smart Panels for Irrigation Management Save Valuable Time, Money

June 26, 2017 by Valley Irrigation

Scott Everidge in Dooly County, Ga., is a second-generation farmer who works with his mother, step-dad and two uncles. He grows cotton, peanuts, corn, wheat and soybeans on approximately 3,000 acres. When Scott got the opportunity to try out the Valley ICON1 smart panel for center pivot irrigation management and control, he jumped at the chance.

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.

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.

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.

3 Tools You Need to Manage Your Farm Effectively

March 7, 2017 by Ashley Anderson

As with many industries, technology has advanced the farming industry considerably in the last two decades. The latest ag technology provides growers with the tools to improve efficiency and increase their yields. These advancements come from a variety of sources – machinery, mobile applications and business intelligence. By using these three irrigation management tools, growers will be poised to manage their farms focused on the future, while still having time to enjoy today.

A Grower's Guide to the Internet of Things for Irrigation

March 2, 2017 by Matt Ondrejko

Over the past few years, we have seen more and more people adopt home and personal automation tools; these have simply become a way of life. Google, Amazon and Nest, among others, have taken the automation market by storm and have created a demand for connecting people to the internet beyond just using a personal computer. Here is our Complete Beginner's Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT) for Irrigation.

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.