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Valley Irrigation introduces customized water application product

Agriculture.com Staff 05/06/2013 @ 2:40pm

Valley® Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, introduces the addition of
QuickStart (QS) prescription writing to its Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) product,
allowing growers to customize their water application throughout their field.

“VRI Speed Control is already built into the Valley Select2 and Pro2 control panels,
and now with the new QS prescription service, growers can immediately implement
VRI into their operation,” says Cole Fredrick, VRI Product Manager at Valley Irrigation.

The Valley VRI Agronomy Team develops the one-time, custom QS prescription
based on soil maps, aerial imagery, yield data and other relevant information about
the field provided by the grower. When this information is provided with new orders,
the QS prescription is preloaded in new Valley Select2 and Pro2 control panels. QS
prescriptions are also available to growers with existing center pivots wanting to utilize
Variable Rate Irrigation through panel upgrades and by using TrackNET™ and
BaseStation2™ products.   

Along with their field-specific, custom prescription, growers will also receive a copy
of the Valley VRI Prescription Software. With this program, growers have the ability
to modify and generate their own prescriptions as field conditions and crop
requirements change. In addition, they can work with other precision ag companies
to further enhance their VRI Prescriptions.

“We are excited about the addition of QS prescriptions to our product line because
it gives growers a turnkey solution for implementing VRI into their operation”, says
Fredrick. “It’s a Valley exclusive and we think it’s going to be very beneficial for the
grower.”

With a combination of hardware and software, VRI allows the grower to adjust the
desired amount of water in a particular sector (VRI Speed Control) or management
zone (VRI Zone Control). If managed properly, growers using VRI have the
ability to see both increased production and water conservation.

For more information on QS prescriptions and pricing, contact your local Valley dealer.

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