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BaseStation3 provides total farm control

The new BaseStation3™ from Valmont® Irrigation, the manufacturer of the Valley® brand of irrigation equipment, is the most innovative irrigation management product on the market, pushing monitoring and control technology to the next level.

The English version of BaseStation3 is now available around the world, and additional languages will be introduced throughout the year.


With BaseStation3, growers can manage their irrigation equipment from a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – using native iOS (iPhone, iPad) or Android apps – for total control of their operations. They can try the app by downloading it from their app store and clicking on the Demo button.

Growers can choose an Internet-connected or stand-alone installation, and select a communication link using data radio, Internet Protocol or a combination of technologies – a choice no one else offers. Another BaseStation3 exclusive: A typical installation doesn’t require any recurring fees. 

A 2014 Gold Medal winner in the Innovative Agricultural Machinery Contest at the AgroSalon exhibition in Moscow, BaseStation3 allows for multiple, simultaneous users and provides tiered levels of access and security. Farm managers can designate who can access or control each piece of equipment, from center pivots and linears to pumps and generator sets.

BaseStation3 is intuitive and easy to use. It provides instant at-a-glance status updates and quick notifications if a field approaches cautionary status range for soil moisture. It also enables informed irrigation decisions based on the amount of moisture in the crop root zones.

Powerful enough for large operations but with the flexibility to handle small farms, BaseStation3 lets growers keep tabs on their fields’ needs while conserving resources, leading to greater yields and lower overhead.