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: Agriculture

End of Season Checklist

Posted by Valley Irrigation on Sep 18, 2017 9:32:46 AM

This year’s irrigation season is ending for many farmers across the western hemisphere. Several are already out in their combines, and reaping the fruits of their labor.

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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, Agriculture

3 Things to Consider When Investing in Irrigation Technology

Posted by AgSense on Aug 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The original AgSense hardware and software was primarily for simple remote pivot irrigation monitoring with very little pivot control available. In the last five years, it has evolved into a far more comprehensive remote farm management system. The grower can now, in many cases, monitor and control up to 100% of their irrigation equipment and functions remotely from a computer or smart phone. They can also control additional applications around the farm such as soil moisture, grain temperature, and interactive load demand management with participating power companies.

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

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, Irrigation Management, Farming, Irrigation

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

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