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  • IA hosts new campaign to promote water-use efficiency

    July 10, 2017By

    To kick off Smart Irrigation Month, the Irrigation Association (IA) launched a Thunderclap crowdspeak campaign to promote water-use efficiency best practices. Thunderclap is a platform that allows an organization to promote a specific cause and increase its social reach through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Individuals who join the IA Thunderclap campaign contribute by allowing their social media accounts to send... read more

    Beyond saving water: The evolution of drip irrigation

    July 7, 2017By

    As drip irrigation technology evolves, pros embrace the benefits beyond saving water. In April, California’s governor officially declared the state’s nearly five-year-long drought to be over. While that news might be considered bad news for water conservation efforts, Rick Foster, principal product manager for drip irrigation for Rain Bird in Azusa, Calif., isn’t worried. “Even in places where it starts... read more

    Hunter unveils reclaimed water valve

    July 5, 2017By

    Hunter released the ICV-R reclaimed water valve. As an update to the company’s ICV valve, the ICV-R has all the features and benefits of its predecessor but has been optimized for reclaimed water use, the company said. “With the ICV-R, contractors and landscape designers have a powerful tool built to withstand the unique wear and tear caused by contaminated, highly chlorinated... read more

    ASIC names 2017 Irrigation Award winners

    July 5, 2017By

    The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) presented the  2017 Excellence in Irrigation awards to honorees at the ASIC National Conference in Seattle in April. The Excellence in Irrigation program celebrates the innovative solutions and technical skills required of irrigation design professionals to meet the challenges of designing efficient and effective irrigation in a wide variety of circumstances. Challenges must be... read more

    Ewing, Rachio expand controller recycling program

    July 5, 2017By

    During a 6-month pilot of an irrigation controller recycling program, 10 Ewing locations collected more than 400 pounds of controllers for recycling. After seeing the success of this program, Ewing and Rachio have expanded it to include all Ewing locations. “Sustainability efforts benefit us all, and this program in particular keeps outdated controllers out of our landfills, while also providing... read more

    Underhill releases Hunter ICC2-compatible decoder

    June 27, 2017By

    Underhill International introduced its new 2Wire Decoder Module that is fully compatible with Hunter Industries’ new ICC2 commercial controller, expanding its capabilities to two-wire operation. The 2Wire Decoder snaps directly into the controller module slot and converts an ICC2 to two-wire operation for new irrigation installations or hybrid multiwire/two-wire system expansions. The decoders work with all ICC2 models, including plastic,... read more