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April 23 2008
"An up-to-date contractor has to have battery-operated controllers in his arsenal,” says Randy Symonds, electronic product manager for Peoria, Illinois-based L.R. Nelson. ...
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April 23 2008
The idea of linking several irrigation controllers over a large site to operate from a single location has long been an appealing one. What better way to monitor and manage a 100-plus acre site? ...
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April 23 2008
Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the ...
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Sept. 1 2007
Of all yard care tasks, watering is the most misunderstood. Overwatering is probably one of the largest issues we face in the industry, says Phil Burkart ...
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July 1 2007
WITH THE EVER-PRESENT NEED to conserve water, it is necessary for us to take action to figure out ways to do so. A smart irrigation control system is a great place to start ...
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June 1 2007
During his tenure as a landscape manager in California's Marin and Sonoma counties, Tom Campbell noticed something alarming. The tremendous overuse of water in landscaping made him jump into action ...
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May 1 2007
In most cases, utilizing a new or different product isnt about simply going out and buying it. That would be easy. The real challenge lies in learning what it is, what it does, how it works, and then training ...
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Nov. 1 2006
A recent newsletter reported that the price of copper is so high that people are actually stealing it. Because copper prices have increased almost 160 percent since 2005, copper has been stolen from utility ...
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Aug. 1 2006
Helmut Winkelhake has been in the green industry since the 1970s. The founder of Horticare in Ross, California, he prides himself on his efficient use of water in landscapes, but several years ago, he ...
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June 1 2005
Imagine you’re on vacation… when you receive a phone call. In the two weeks that you’ve been gone, a heat wave has enveloped your home town; it hasn’t rained in weeks ...
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April 4 2005
With water in short supply, and high demand nearly everywhere throughout the world today, water is looked upon as more valuable than oil; without it hard choices will have to be made ...
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July 1 2004
Versatile, reliable, flexible, these are just a few adjectives that could pertain to battery-powered controllers ...
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Nov. 1 2003
Wherever you go, whatever you read, people are talking about the Internet. Whether it’s about going online to make purchases, do research, read the latest news, or to check email, a day doesn’t ...
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March 1 2003
Todays irrigation controllers have become extremely sophisticated, incorporating computer technology to improve timing and diagnostics. However, as advanced as the technology becomes, you cannot escape ...
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April 8 2002
Commercial irrigation wouldn't be what it is today if controllers ceased to exist. Let's face it, without the timely, precisely measured application of water to maintain turf and landscapes in good and ...
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Dec. 1 2001
Installing sprinklers and controllers in an area without AC power has always been a difficult and frustrating problem for contractors. There was a time, some years ago, when it couldn’t be done ...
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May 2 2001
Shaking his head, as he looks at the new controller his grandson, Kenny, is demonstrating for their prospective client, Asa’s thoughts stray back to days gone by ...
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April 2 2001
As we read in the last issue of Irrigation & Green Industry, the technology of the battery-operated controller has been greatly improved. To further prove the worth of this burgeoning alternative to traditional ...
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Aug. 1 2000
Well, guess what? It doesn’t have to be this way anymore! If you haven’t begun making the move toward selling and installing remote-operated controllers, you are missing the boat. No longer ...
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