Irrigation+Water Management

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  • Experts’ Tips: Irrigation sensors & software

    December 23, 2019By
    WATER WISE Pacific Landscape Management has been using soil-moisture sensors on its commercial properties to help conserve both water and clients’ money. Pictured is the Baseline biSensor the company commonly uses. (Photo: Pacific Landscape Management)

    Pacific Landscape Management in Hillsboro, Ore., has been using smart irrigation products for many years. One such product is soil-moisture sensors. “We’ve learned that you need to have enough of them in different locations so your readings aren’t just based on a sunny or shady location, an area with tree roots or certain types of soil,” says Bob Grover, president.... read more

    The Irrigation Hall of Fame

    December 23, 2019By
    Photo: iStock.com/blackred

    The NFL has one. So does Major League Baseball and the NBA. One day, hopefully, there will be an Irrigation Hall of Fame, a place where the incredible innovations we’ve seen over the decades can be shared and celebrated. Over my 25-year career, BrightView has been a strong supporter of continuous education and professional development. In my time with the... read more

    Brigham Taplin joins K-Rain

    December 13, 2019By

    K-Rain Manufacturing hired Brigham Taplin, smart irrigation veteran, as regional sales manager. He brings more than 25 years of green industry experience to lead the sales organization in the Northwest region. “Brigham knows what truly drives conversions”, says Chip Kah, K-Rain president. “He’s a top-performing sales professional with a talent for effective communication about product performance.” Working in a variety... read more

    Irrigation Show touts innovation

    December 11, 2019By

    Nearly 9,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors, 56 entries in the 2019 New Product Contest. One Irrigation Show. The 2019 Irrigation Show, hosted by the Irrigation Association and collocated with the National Ground Water Association and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, took place Dec. 2-6 in Las Vegas. Throughout the trade show floor, the words “innovation” and “sustainability” could be heard... read more

    Irrigation Association announces winners of 2019 New Product Contest

    December 11, 2019By

    The Irrigation Association (IA) named the winners of the 2019 New Product Contest at the Irrigation Show and Education Week in Las Vegas on Dec. 2-6, 2019. 56 new products and technologies were entered in five categories. Products were evaluated based on innovation, design quality, increased water/resource-use efficiency, ease of use and product life expectancy. Contest judges were experienced professionals... read more

    Applications open for Irrigation Association’s SWAT awards

    December 2, 2019By

    Applications for the Irrigation Association’s (IA’s) 2020 Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) awards are now open. These awards are intended to recognize water providers that are moving the needle on outdoor water conservation through stakeholder engagement, education and programs that promote efficiencies in outdoor water use. Cities, counties and utilities involved in programs that promote outdoor water conservation are eligible... read more