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  • Irrigation E3 program applications to open in May

    April 17, 2019By

    The 2019 Irrigation E3 program application will be open in May. According to the Irrigation Association, students and faculty are encouraged to apply and take advantage of the unique opportunities available only at the annual Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Las Vegas, Dec. 2-6. E3 winners will receive an education and travel award that will provide them exposure, experience... read more

    Rain Bird upgrades ESP-Me controller

    April 9, 2019By
    ESP-Me3 controller (Photo: Rain Bird)

    Rain Bird has updated its ESP-Me controller with a new look and improved functionality. “Since 2010, the ESP-Me has been one of Rain Bird’s most popular controllers,” said James Harris, Rain Bird product manager. “In 2016, we updated the ESP-Me to make it WiFi compatible. Now, in 2019, we’ve given it an even more significant upgrade to create the ESP-ME3,... read more

    Irrigation Foundation scholarship program awards 21 students

    April 5, 2019By

    Twenty-one winners have been announced for the 2019 Irrigation Foundation scholarship program. The student recipients, who are enrolled in associate, bachelor’s and graduate degree programs with an irrigation focus, will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. The annual program has awarded 57 students across the nation since it began three years ago. The 2019 recipients are: Forrest Beasley – Mississippi... read more

    NDS releases mobile app for drainage solutions

    April 3, 2019By
    Drainage app (Photo: NDS)

    NDS launched a mobile app called Stormwater Drainage Tools. The new app can calculate stormwater runoff and determine requirements for implementing a variety of drainage solutions. “Our mobile app provides an easy and quick way for determining the amount of water draining from a property and the various ways water can be efficiently stored or managed,” said Sharon Vessels, vice... read more

    Water World: A well-watered resting place

    April 3, 2019By
    Chattanooga Cemetery (Photo: Dan Stacey)

    Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Company: Landscape Services Inc. Installing an irrigation system is never an easy undertaking. Add a cemetery to the mix, and not only do you have to dig trenches around the usual water lines and tree roots, but you also have to avoid gravesites. That’s what Landscape Services Inc. (LSI) did when it installed a new irrigation system... read more

    SiteOne expands branch network with Atlantic Irrigation acquisition

    March 27, 2019By
    Logo: SiteOne

    SiteOne Landscape Supply acquired Atlantic Irrigation. Started in 1976, Atlantic is headquartered in Portland, Maine. The acquisition expands SiteOne’s reach with an added 33 locations across 13 states in the Eastern U.S. and two provinces in Eastern Canada. Atlantic is a distributor of irrigation, lighting, drainage and landscaping equipment. Doug Black, SiteOne chairman and CEO, says the company is looking... read more