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Valley® Scheduling Advanced Management Software, Smart Irrigation Solutions

Valley Scheduling

There’s more to crop health than meets the eye, and with The Leader in Precision Irrigation®, you enhance what you can see. Valley®Scheduling makes managing your irrigation needs easy and efficient. Improve your water application, save money and increase your productivity with the technology proven on 5 million acres worldwide.

Complete Data and Convenient Access

Make informed irrigation decisions using data about your soil, crop type, stage of development and automatically updated weather information. Stay informed from anywhere through a simple dashboard you can access via your mobile, tablet or desktop device. Our full range of irrigation management features helps you eliminate guesswork and improve efficiency. Plus, Valley Scheduling offers customizable options that others don’t. It’s proven technology to help you make more informed decisions about water use and crop health.

Smarter Decisions Based on More Precise Information

Valley Scheduling is one vital part of our complete toolbox of smart irrigation solutions, allowing you to manage the entire picture. It’s total irrigation management, maximizing irrigated acres and helping you make better, more accurate and timely decisions.

Simple to use – The intuitive dashboard accessible via your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Save time – Eliminate complex calculations you used to have to do yourself and reduce time spent in fields manually gathering information.

Increase yield potential and profitability – Use fewer resources by watering and fertigating the right amount in the right places and at the right times.

Improve crop health and reduce disease – Monitor potential crop stress due to over- or under-watering, and increase production and yield quality.


How it Works:

Your farm information, field data and preferences are entered

Our industry-leading software analyzes the data and provides a precise irrigation forecast, showing how much water your crops need and when they need it.

You use the easy-to-understand recommendations, based on either modeled data or precise measurements, to decide a schedule for smart irrigation application.

1. Valley Scheduling

The most advanced irrigation management solution in the world, Valley Scheduling includes software, hardware and expert services. It provides recommendations on where, when and how much to irrigate based on industry-leading data collection and analysis, available in colorful, easy-to understand schedules.
• Your farm information, field data and preferences are entered.
• Our industry-best software compiles the data, and shows how much water your crops need.
• Choose your interface – simple map views or list views
• Use the easy-to-understand recommendations, based on either modeled data or precise measurements, to decide a schedule for smart irrigation application.

2. Remote Management Solutions

Valley offers a variety of industry-leading remote irrigation management solutions that let you monitor and control your pivot, pump, soil moisture, and other equipment from anywhere in the world. AgSense® and BaseStation3™ let you access all of your data and put the information to work for you. Best of all, these smart irrigation solutions from Valley are available with every ICON® smart control panel.

3. Valley Aqua Trac

Connects to soil moisture probes and sensors to determine the soil moisture content, temperature and salinity of the soil. Monitor your soil water status through AgSense. Plus, get a 7-day irrigation forecast through Valley Scheduling.

4. Irrigation Equipment

The best irrigation results require the most reliable irrigation equipment. Valley machines are the strongest available, assuring your irrigation plan is carried out with optimal coverage. In addition, Valley offers total water management solutions to meet your needs from water source to the pump, all the way to the pivot and beyond.

5. Ongoing Training and Support

Our dealers and technicians are certified irrigation experts who put growers first. Once your system is calibrated, our commitment to your success is only beginning. When you work with Valley, you are purchasing the services of a team that will support you long after the sale. We will continue to train you and offer further recommendations based on your data and results.

6. Valley VRI

Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) from Valley can assure precise water application despite differences in field conditions such as terrain or soil type. Our advanced technology options allows you to upload complex prescriptions based on soil maps and high-resolution field data. Satellite imagery of the crops’ life cycle, along with data throughout the growing season, provides results and outlines opportunities for improvement.

Valley ICON 10 Panel – Agsense Enabled

Irrigation Management to Save Water, Time and Labor at Your Fingertips


The Valley ICON10 is the most advanced, user friendly pivot control panel ever made.

The simplicity of commands and intuitive graphical user interface makes operation effortless. Setting end guns, loading VRI prescriptions and creating programs has never been so easy. AgSense ICON Link is included standard with all ICON10 panels. If you are running BaseStation3, your panel will ship ready for simple integration into BaseStation3.

Setting the Standard

Every ICON10 control panel is equipped with:
• Customizable home screen
• GPS Position ready
• Auto reverse/Auto stop
• Patented Valley Cruise Control™

The features you want. The quality you expect.

Entering commands and programs with the Valley® ICON10 is simple and easy with the 10-inch, full-color touchscreen display. The intuitive graphical user interface shows the “real-time” status of the center pivot through easy-to-understand screens and icons. See immediate changes in bright, vivid colors. The ICON10 makes pivot control fast and easy.

Key Features

• 10-inch, full-color touchscreen display
• Intuitive user interface
• AgSense® Enabled – AgSense ICON Link installed standard*
• BaseStation3™ compatible*
• Variable rate irrigation (VRI) capable
• Cable theft monitoring*
• Remote Edge-of-Field WiFi** option available through the ICON app

Agsense Field Commander

Take control of your pivots.

The industry-leading Field Commander incorporates patented GPS technology to remotely monitor and control irrigation systems from web-connected smartphones, tablets, and computers. Installed on more pivots than all competitive units combined, it provides near real-time information and up-to-the-minute alarms via email or text messaging.

Why Field Commander?

  • Economically provides the functionality of a digital panel while still working with any brand or vintage of mechanical panel
  • Compatible with center pivot and linear machines
  • Manage a mixed fleet of hydraulic and electric pivots
  • Industry leading mobile app includes: Quick Start, Map View, Graphical Table Editor, Auto Restart, Active & Recent Commands, Reports and Graphs, and in-app Current Weather & Forecasts
  • “Remote Speed Override” feature allows the panel percent timer to easily override web-programmed speeds for planting, spraying, harvesting, etc.
  • Set machine speed by choice of: Percent Timer, Pivot Angle, Application Rate, Hours per Revolution, or Hours to Stop Angle
  • Single or Dual Stop-In-Slot (Stop Angles)
  • Auto Restart by Software, not Panel Equipment
  • Cable Theft Monitoring and Alerts without Power
  • Crash Zone/Overlap Alerts Help Avoid Machine Collisions
  • Program Multiple Timed Start and Timed Stop Commands
  • Comprehensive Management and Irrigation District Reports

Simplify it.
If it’s a stripped-down model you’re after, Field Commander Lite allows you to simply monitor and stop your pivots. You can still set up alerts and view real-time information.

Supervise and Manage Your Irrigation Systems from Anywhere

With irrigation solutions from AgSense®, it’s much easier to monitor and control your field irrigation through an app on your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

The benefits of Precision Irrigation are many:

  • Manage a mixed fleet of hydraulic and electric pivots on a single dashboard
  • Industry-leading mobile app includes: quick start, map view, auto restart, active & recent commands list, and in-app weather & forecasts.
  • Single or dual stop-in-slot (stop angles)
  • Auto restart by software, not panel equipment
  • Cable theft monitoring without power
  • Crash zone/overlap alerts helps avoid collisions
  • Program speed by percent timer, application rate, pivot angle, hours per revolution, or hours-to-stop angle
  • Automatically change speed or VRI table with direction change
  • Program multiple timed start & stop commands
  • Comprehensive management and irrigation district reports

Center Pivot Control

We make your center pivot equipment work for you.

Every grower has different needs. We’ve asked around and researched the best ways to design an application that can best fit your needs when it comes to center pivot irrigation.

There may be other options out there to control your pivots, but AgSense applications offer you the most advanced and easy-to-use irrigation solutions in the industry. Our applications include features such as:

  • Remote pivot control and monitoring
  • Real-time and historical pivot data
  • Phone and email alerts
  • The ability to upgrade pivots without replacing your control panel

Make your water go farther with VRI

Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)

Site-Specific Precision Irrigation from Valley Irrigation

Put your irrigation management decisions into action improving efficiency, lowering production costs, and potentially increasing profitability. Pick your level of precision.

Valley Speed Control

  • Uses an irrigation prescription defined by specific field conditions, which allows sectors around the
    field every 2 degrees–up to a total of 180 around
    the field
  • No additional hardware needed
  • Upload to a Valley Pro2 or Select2 Control Panel

Valley Zone Control

  • Provides maximum precision irrigation.
  • Individual sprinkler or span control allows up to 30
    different possible VRI Zones along the center pivot
  • Uses Valley VRI tower boxes and a Valley Pro2 panel
  • Allows for over 5,000 management zones