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  • Nomination process now open for 2019 irrigation awards

    October 11, 2018By

    The Irrigation Association and Irrigation Foundation opened the nomination process for the 2019 awards program. These awards recognize both individuals and projects that set the standard for making significant contributions to the advancement of the irrigation industry. “Each year, I am excited to see the nominations for all of our awards,” said IA CEO and Foundation Executive Director Deborah Hamlin.... read more

    Toro awarded 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award

    October 9, 2018By

    The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) awarded The Toro Co. with a 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award for its education and outreach efforts. This marks the third consecutive year Toro has received this award. Toro received one of the 21 WaterSense awards at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. “The responsible use of water is an important focus of our business,”... read more

    Rain Bird intros TBOS-BT controller

    October 9, 2018By

    Rain Bird introduced the TBOS-BT, a Bluetooth-enabled, 9-volt battery-operated controller. It allows users to wirelessly manage irrigation at sites without electrical power via a mobile app for both Android and iOS devices. “Like its predecessors, the TBOS and TBOS II, the TBOS-BT is ideal for commercial and municipal applications, like parks, street medians and roundabouts, as well as construction projects... read more

    Irrigation Association to launch updated certification exam

    October 4, 2018By

    The Irrigation Association (IA) Certification Board will launch the revised landscape certified irrigation exam during the 2018 Irrigation Show & Education Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 3-7. “This updated exam reflects the IA Certification Board’s efforts to keep IA certification exams fresh and relevant to the changing industry,” said IA CEO Deborah Hamlin. “The IA conducts job analyses to... read more

    Making a splash

    October 3, 2018By
    Trevor Lively Project Photo (Photo: Blue Jay Sprinkler Systems)

    When Bruce Lively founded Blue Jay Lawn Care in 1982, offering irrigation services was not even on his radar. The company was little more than a grass mowing endeavor, run by a high school kid. That all changed for the London, Ontario-based company when Bruce Lively attended the Landscape Ontario trade show in 1986 and stumbled across a small back-corner... read more

    2018 Irrigation Show set for Dec. 3-7

    October 3, 2018By

    The Irrigation Association (IA) will host the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference Dec. 3-7 in Long Beach, Calif. With 300 exhibitors and the new product contest, the show will provide a firsthand look at new technologies and products hitting the irrigation and specialty markets. This year’s show includes new exhibit hall hours, offering attendees the opportunity to browse the... read more