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  • The irrigation arsenal

    October 16, 2018By
    Micro-Zipp (Photo: Micro-Zipp)

    Every industry has an array of gadgets that aim to save time and labor, and the irrigation industry is no exception. There are many tools and accessories contractors can add to their arsenals to get the job done quickly and keep their clients’ systems running efficiently. Irrigation contractors and industry experts share some of their favorite items that contractors should... read more

    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