Trimble and Valley Irrigation, a division of Valmont Industries Inc., announced that Valley Irrigation will become the exclusive OEM distributor of Trimble's Irrigate-IQ precision irrigation solution.
This solution will be available for Valley Corner Sprinkler Sequencing and Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) products through the global Valley dealer network to optimize water application for center pivot irrigation systems.
The need for uniform and accurate water delivery to the crop throughout its lifecycle is essential to maximize yield and maintain the health of plants. The collaboration between Valley Irrigation and Trimble will provide farmers globally with an advanced control, GPS-guided, individual nozzle irrigation solution from two recognized leaders in both irrigation and precision technology.
"Valley has a long-standing reputation for superior irrigation technology and an extensive global customer base," said Darryl Matthews, senior vice president and sector head of Trimble. "Now, paired with Trimble's precision Irrigate-IQ solution, more farmers worldwide can enhance their pivot's current capabilities by adopting a high-accuracy irrigation solution."
"Valley is excited to work with Trimble and believes that this relationship strengthens our position as the technology leader in the global irrigation market. Trimble's experience, focus on technology and global reach make it an outstanding technology partner," said Len Adams, president Valley Irrigation. "By distributing Trimble's Irrigate-IQ solution on Valley products, our customers can benefit from enhanced solutions for precision water application."
The exclusive distribution agreement allows Valley to be the only pivot manufacturer to provide Trimble's Irrigate-IQ solution to its channel. Products are expected to be available worldwide through the Valley dealer network beginning in the second quarter of 2017. Trimble's Vantage network will continue to provide professional services and support to the Irrigate-IQ solution and its users.