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.
Everyone’s talking about it. While some people are living it, others are just dabbling. The Cornhusker chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) held their monthly meeting at Valley® Irrigation last week to discuss a hot topic via irrigation panel: precision ag. The panel focused on how some growers are taking precision ag to the next level, as well as how ag companies are helping all growers use precision ag to make their operations more efficient.
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™.
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.
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.
Valley Irrigation reached out to Kerry and Angela Knuth of Knuth Farms, located near Mead, Neb. and asked them to write a blog about how technology is affecting their farm management. We are thrilled to share their article with you.
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