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  • Rain Master launches DX3 controller

    December 12, 2017By

    Rain Master debuted the DX3 Satellite Central Control System, powered by Laguna software. “The new DX3 controller has a great user interface that allows the user to access data in the field,” said Brian Sherman, irrigation technician of Moorpark College in Moorpark, Calif. “Coupled with the Laguna central software, there are many features to help irrigation managers conserve water.” The DX3’s Laguna... read more

    Ewing Irrigation restructures education program

    December 5, 2017By

    Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply has restructured its education program to run during a regular calendar year. In addition, Ewing will offer more classes and include custom training options for organizations in 2018. Jeffrey Knight, Ewing’s director of learning and development, said the changes will provide more options year-round for contractors who are trying to obtain continuing education credits or... read more

    Rain Bird showcases new products at Irrigation Show

    November 30, 2017By

    At the 2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, Rain Bird introduced several new products. Controllers The ESP-9V, a battery-operated controller is designed to tolerate harsh conditions. “We wanted to provide contractors with a tougher, longer-lasting and easier-to-use battery-operated controller than the models currently on the market,” said James Harris, Rain Bird’s product manager for contractor controllers. “When you consider its... read more

    5 key fleet expenses—and how to manage them

    November 20, 2017By

    A landscape business’ annual fleet management expenses are as much about the management as they are about the fleet, says Don Duckworth of Enterprise Fleet Management, who provides customized fleet recommendations for businesses on the west coast of Florida. Presenting at the 2017 Irrigation Show Education Conference, Duckworth shared his practical tips for fleet management success. Expense #1: Fuel Small... read more

    2017 Irrigation Show: New product round-up

    November 14, 2017By

    The 2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference features hundreds of exhibitors from the landscape, golf and agriculture irrigation industries highlighting their latest systems and components innovations. While the New Product Contest had more than 50 entries, the majority in the landscape irrigation and lighting categories, dozens more new products were on display in the exhibit hall. Here LM rounds up... read more

    The secret to Trader Joe’s success—and how landscape pros can do the same

    November 14, 2017By

    Doug Rauch retired as president of Trader Joe’s nearly a decade ago. But there’s still one question he gets more than any other: “What’s the secret to Trader Joe’s success?” Rauch reels at the question, because, as he said, “Trader Joe’s tells the world how they do things.” The grocery store started as a 7-Eleven convenience store “knockoff,” grew to... read more