Are you looking for additional guidance options for your corner arm or linear machine? Below ground guidance is a popular and time-tested guidance option that has been used in fields since the 1970s. If GPS guidance isn't an option for your operation, below ground guidance may be the perfect solution.
We can learn a lot from our fields. Working with an agronomist is the best way to learn about your soil and crop conditions, and how you can produce the best yields. Here are a few quick tips that you can use to avoid common soil problems, and make your mechanized irrigation more effective.
Now more than ever, there is a wide range of products available to assist you with your farm operations. Having so many options, and knowing where to start, can be a difficult process. To help you get started, the irrigation.education team created this list of companies that you need to check out!
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 ICON WiFi Access, 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.
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.
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.
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?
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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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.
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.