When you’re ready to have your center pivot sprinkler package custom-designed for your field, your dealer will ask:
- What is your soil type and texture?
Proper sprinkler package design helps reduce soil sealing with medium to heavy soils.
- What crops will you grow?
Crop height is an important factor in sprinkler package design to ensure maximum uniformity. The type of crops grown are also used to determine machine flow rate.
- How would you describe your field’s terrain?
The slope of your field must be considered when selecting a sprinkler applicator to minimize runoff, which will keep water where it does the crop the most good.
Correct Spacing is Critical
Each sprinkler applicator must be positioned correctly to maximize water delivery, and the overlap of the sprinkler pattern is a critical factor in making sure your crops are getting water where they need it. Correct sprinkler spacing is achieved through Valley® computer models that ensure uniform application once the sprinklers are installed in your field.
Low-Pressure Sprinklers Conserve Energy
Low-pressure sprinkler technology provides solutions that lower your energy bill because you irrigate at a lower water pressure. You can effectively operate sprinklers at 10-20 PSI, which is significantly lower and more efficient than previous sprinkler generations. Your local Valley dealer will work with you to select the correct sprinkler design to decrease soil compaction, reduce sealing, and create excellent water infiltration into the soil profile.
Crop Protection Products and Fertilizers Can Be Applied
Growers like you can realize substantial savings when crop protection products and fertilizers are
applied through center pivots and linears, rather than via ground rigs or aerial sprays. This is
especially true in the case of crops that require several applications in the course of a season.
Over the years, we've listened to your needs, and we continue to offer various sprinkler options to fit your field and your machine.