12 May 2017
As I was getting ready to leave the house the other day, my phone pinged me with a text message from my brother-in-law that read, “The ICON has a heartbeat!!” His new Valley® center pivot had been delivered and installed, complete with an ICON10 smart panel. Although he has been a Valley loyalist for many years, he was hesitant to move away from the Pro and Pro2 panels he knew and liked. But there was no reason for him to be nervous. The Valley ICON® line of smart panels for center pivot irrigation management is the most intuitive on the market.
With planting season underway and irrigation season right around the corner, I suggested to my brother-in-law that he test out his new panel and explore the features it offers. If you are comfortable using a smartphone, these new panels will come very easy to you.
Here are some great irrigation management features to check out on your new Valley ICON panel.
Do you have two crops in one field? Or, another reason why you would want to only water a specific section of your field? Sector programs are the answer. By writing a simple, or complex, sector program, you can define the sector, like a pie slice of your field, then tell the machine what to do in that sector. Watch this short quick tip video on how simple it is to write a sector program using an ICON5 smart panel.