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Valley ICON Mobile App

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jan 29, 2018 11:26:35 AM

Our friends at Valley® Irrigation have a revolutionary new way to control your center pivot. Through the Valley ICON10™ and ICON1™ smart panels equipped with Valley Edge-of-Field WiFi, and their Valley ICON Mobile App, you can access and control your panel remotely through your connected mobile device. 

Because Valley is committed to continuous improvement, the Valley ICON mobile app release 2.0 (available for Apple and Android devices) provides growers with the functionality to configure multiple Valley ICON panel devices to a single wifi network. Growers will also gain more flexibility with farm networking and will be able to opt one-to-one or one-to-many device configuration when setting up and connecting to devices.

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Topics: Control Panels, Irrigation Solutions, Technology, Valley Irrigation, Telemetry, Edge-of-Field WiFi, ICON, Irrigation Monitoring, remote monitoring

Sugar Beet Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jan 16, 2018 9:10:00 AM

In 2014, there were 270 million metric tons of sugar beets produced worldwide according to FAOSTAT. From sugar beet pulp used for livestock feed to table sugar used for human consumption, sugar beets are an extremely important crop.  

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Topics: Specialty Crops, Ag Education

Potato Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Dec 14, 2017 8:43:14 AM

Over 65% of potato production is for human consumption according to the International Potato Center. Potatoes are also the world’s fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice.

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Topics: Specialty Crops, Ag Education

Connecting Your Farm

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Nov 29, 2017 3:29:38 PM

Telemetry systems are found in many places – cars, smart meters, power sources, robots, and more. In agriculture, telemetry is becoming a popular tool for monitoring farm equipment. Did you know you can access and control your center pivot using your smart phone or computer?

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Topics: Telemetry, Ag Education

Soybean Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Nov 15, 2017 2:28:28 PM

Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry.

If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to know what the water requirements of the plant are. At each growth stage of a soybean plant, different water requirements will be needed for optimal growth and yields.

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Topics: Ag Education

Corn Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Sep 27, 2017 8:10:00 AM

Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is used in the things you use every day. From the corn meal used in items such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol used in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there were 1.04 billion metric tons of corn produced worldwide in 2014.

If you grow corn, you know how important it is to know what the water requirements of the plant are. At each growth stage of a corn plant, different water requirements will be needed for optimal growth and yields.

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Topics: Ag Education

Get the Most From Your BaseStation3

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Aug 16, 2017 9:47:46 AM

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.

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Topics: Center Pivot, Irrigation Management, Ag Blogs

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

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

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