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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

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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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Technology

Why Are Your Pipelines Rusting, When Your Neighbors Aren't? (part 1)

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Dec 28, 2016 11:19:17 AM

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.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Technology

New University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Puts VRI on the Map

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Nov 21, 2016 9:47:24 AM

Generation upon generation of Nebraska farmers have worked to optimize their use of water through irrigation. In recent years, Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) – which matches the water application rate of center pivots to specific areas of a farmer’s field that need more or less water – has garnered attention as a way to optimize water use and yields.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Technology, Water Application

Linear Irrigation for Precision Ag

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Oct 13, 2016 10:39:25 AM

Many people don't consider center pivot irrigation because of the size or shape of their field. Some farmers may not realize that small, irregularly shaped fields can also benefit from an irrigation system. Linear irrigation, although less common than center pivot irrigation, can be a solution for these types of fields. 

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions

Do Your Pivot Pipelines Last As Long As They Should?

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Aug 12, 2016 3:37:29 PM

When purchasing a center pivot, you likely have expectations for the lifespan of your equipment. Some center pivot pipelines are still dependable after 25 to 30 years of use, which would be ideal. However, some pipelines show leaks after only 7 to 10 years. So why do some farmers have better luck with center pivots than others?

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Water Application, Center Pivot

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