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  • Conserva Irrigation expands with 7 new territories

    January 27, 2020By

    Conserva Irrigation added seven new territories this month. The company welcomed three new franchisees and will open territories in: Pasadena, Calif. Burbank/Glendale, Calif. North Indianapolis, Ind. Central Indianapolis, Ind. North Charleston, S.C. South Charleston/Hilton Head, S.C. West Charleston, S.C. With these additions, Conserva Irrigation said the company has now grown to 91 territories in markets throughout the country. Last year,... read more

    Smart Rain acquires Irrisoft, Weather Reach brands

    January 22, 2020By

    Smart Rain has purchased all assets of the Irrisoft and Weather Reach brands from Campbell Scientific. Irrisoft started in 2001 and developed technology to use weather conditions to automate landscape irrigation. The company’s most successful product was the Rain Bird ET Manager, a private-labeled product sold by Rain Bird for about a decade. Irrisoft’s follow-up to that product was the... read more

    Hunter launches two Bluetooth-enabled, battery-operated controllers

    January 15, 2020By

    Contractors can steer clear of the valve box with the new battery-operated NODE-BT controller from Hunter Industries. NODE-BT is enabled with powerful wireless Bluetooth technology that can be easily managed from a smartphone. It’s the perfect choice for gardens, parks, medians, roundabouts, greenhouses or other outdoor applications where AC power is unavailable. NODE-BT is controlled by a multi-language smartphone app.... read more

    Where the irrigation industry is headed

    January 14, 2020By

    At the 2019 Irrigation Show, LM sat with a few (relatively) new faces to the industry during the Young Professionals Breakfast to see where the industry is headed. Olin Unruh, 28, owner and CEO of Wetlands Irrigation in McPherson, Kan., discussed what he’s encountered so far in his 10 years of working in the industry. Wetlands Irrigation is a $650,000... read more

    Water World: Sustainable ‘scapes

    January 14, 2020By
    Sustainable plant bed (Photo: Octavio Gonzalez, Pacific Landscape Management)

    Company: Pacific Landscape Management Location: Tigard, Ore. The Village at Summer Creek, a 125-unit homeowners’ association (HOA), needed a facelift for its turf areas and irrigation system in the name of sustainability. Pacific Landscape Management (PLM) started by reducing the small turf panels throughout the community. Over the course of three weeks, team members worked on the project, converting half... read more

    Educate, celebrate your irrigation crew

    January 8, 2020By
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    It’s been a positive and productive 2019, and now is a great time to celebrate with the team and highlight their excellent work over the last 12 months. Better yet, how about combining education and celebration into one event? To get you started on creating your own combo, here are some ideas to pair both goals together in 2020. Irrigation... read more