5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Save Water

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jul 21, 2017 11:11:20 AM

July is Smart Irrigation Month and our friends at Valley® Irrigation are making sure they use water wisely every month of the year. From irrigating efficiently with variable rate irrigation (VRI) to ensuring consistency with precision corner irrigation technology, Valley is leading the way with water conservation efforts.

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Testing Ag Performance Solutions

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jul 6, 2017 1:02:24 PM

A new competition is being played in fields across Nebraska where growers take on University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists and students to see who can out-farm the other. This competition is called Testing Ag Performance Solutions, or TAPS

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Technology, Water Application

The Evolution of Uniform Corner Irrigation

Posted by Valley Irrigation on Jun 28, 2017 9:12:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Valley Irrigation

10 Ways to Retrofit Your Pivot

Posted by Nelson Irrigation on Jun 21, 2017 9:21:00 AM

Are you looking for ways to increase yields and improve your irrigation efficiency? Try these tips for better pivot operation.

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Topics: Sprinklers, Technology, Upgrade, Irrigation, Irrigation Management, Irrigation Control

Are you thinking of switching from surface irrigation to another form of irrigation?

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jun 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM

There are a lot of factors to consider when converting to a different form of irrigation. What type of irrigation should you switch to? What changes will need to be made to your management? How do you make this transition as easy as possible?

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Farming, Irrigation, Irrigation Management

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

Posted by Valley Irrigation on Jun 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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. People are using this Internet of Things (more commonly known as IoT) concept to live their lives more efficiently; they keep going back to the internet and back to the Cloud.

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Topics: Technology

Center Pivot Innovation and Agriculture Education

Posted by Ashley Willits and Victoria Harris on May 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If the agriculture industry could be described in one word, the most fitting word would be innovation. The ag industry is constantly discovering new ways to produce a safe and abundant food supply for an increasing population.

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Topics: Ag Education

The Benefits of Irrigation Management and Scheduling

Posted by Ian Jolovich and Daniel Burgard on May 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In farming, no matter if the crop is corn, potatoes, or grass hay, the name of the game is water. Whether it comes from Mother Nature in Kansas or from center pivot irrigation in California, the number one input to the crop is water. Water can carry nutrients from the soil through the roots to the plant, so that it can grow and return a yield; unfortunately, it can also run off the field, carrying nutrients and topsoil with it, or it can leach nutrients past the roots. Loss of water and nutrients have the same result – lost dollars – both in operating and fertilizer costs.

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Topics: Irrigation Management

Irrigation and Popcorn – Getting Just the Right Pop

Posted by Valley Irrigation on May 17, 2017 11:15:16 AM

Popcorn is an entertainment snack food staple in America. From the local little league game to the multiplex theater, popcorn is the first snack we reach for. It is so common that we often don’t stop to think about where it comes from and all the work that goes into making that perfectly fluffy treat.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions

Why Are Your Pipelines Rusting, When Your Neighbors Aren't? (part 2)

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jan 5, 2017 9:37:10 AM

Valley Develops Solution For Pipeline Corrosion

Problem areas with low pH concentrations in the aquifer would require alternate solutions for farmers, and would eventually lead to Valley® engineers developing a permanent solution to pipeline corrosion issues in 1992 with their PolySpan® product line.

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