Irrigation+Water Management

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  • Keeping track of irrigation systems and equipment

    August 15, 2019By
    Irrigation tracking app (Photo: Smart Rain)

    As irrigation systems and equipment have become more advanced, the ability to monitor them has, too. We spoke with Rob Allwood, USA sales manager of Quartix, and Rudy Larsen, founder of Smart Rain, to find out how they’re helping irrigation contractors keep their systems, equipment and crews in check. System savvy Some irrigation software such as Smart Rain’s helps irrigation... read more

    Water World: Up to the challenge

    August 12, 2019By
    Green wall (Photo: Raimondi Horticultural Group)

    Location: White Plains, N.Y. Company: Raimondi Horticultural Group The client wished to interpret an artist’s rendering, displayed as a conceptual drawing in the building lobby, and create an area for tenant and public enjoyment. The stakes were particularly high for the company, since a previous vendor had attempted — and failed at — the green wall installation. Challenges included selecting... read more

    Ewing and Audubon International accepting award nominations

    August 6, 2019By

    Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply and Audubon International are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Water & Sustainability Innovation Award through Sept. 13. The winner will be brought to Phoenix in January for an award ceremony, and Ewing and Audubon will also produce a video about the winning project, among other prizes. The Water & Sustainability Innovation Award was created by Ewing and... read more

    Toro introduces two new trencher models

    July 30, 2019By

    Toro introduced two new models of its TRX walk-behind trencher line that are designed for performance, serviceability, ease of use and operator comfort. The new TRX-250 and TRX-300 feature Intelli-Trench technology, an innovation that optimizes the machine’s hydraulic flow for the digging conditions. This system automatically diverts the hydraulic flow from the traction motors, providing more power for the trencher head. As a... read more

    Irrigation featured at White House event

    July 24, 2019By

    Irrigation was featured at the White House during the third annual Made in America product showcase, the Irrigation Association (IA) said. For this event, businesses from each of the 50 states are invited to display their products made and produced in the U.S. T-L Irrigation, a center pivot manufacturer located in Hastings, Neb., represented the Cornhusker State at the event.... read more

    Versatile vehicles

    July 24, 2019By
    UTV (Photo: John Deere)

    With trailers full of mowing and maintenance equipment, some landscape contractors may ask themselves, “Why add another piece to the puzzle? What’s the point of adding a UTV to my fleet?” Utility vehicles, or UTVs, are versatile machines that can be used in many applications. They can haul materials such as soil, stone, brick or mulch. They also can be... read more