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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April 21 2008
A cross connection is defined as an unprotected connection point between a drinking water source and any source of nonpotable water. If a cross-connection point is not protected, it is possible for the ...
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April 21 2008
Take a look at a sampling of headlines from around the nation: “Tennessee Town Runs out of Water,” “Atlanta Drought: Three Months of Water Left,” “Are We Running out of Water?” ...
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April 21 2008
The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very ...
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April 21 2008
Business seek the services of money managers, experts whose job it is to save companies and individuals money ...
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April 21 2008
As the demand for potable water exceeds supply, the responsibility of the irrigation contractor grows. The contractor must protect public water supplies from contamination ...
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March 1 2008
When we think of a pump station, we’re usually thinking of water purveyors who are pumping water so your home can have potable water for drinking, showering, etc. Golf enthusiasts might see pumping stations ...
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March 1 2008
Due to escalating water prices and the drought sweeping areas of the Southeast, Sun Belt states and the West, people are tuning into water-wise practices with more interest than ever before. Water issues ...
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Feb. 1 2008
YOU’VE JUST COMPLETED A PROJECT that included weeks of planting. As you close the last door on the work trailer you notice water bubbling out of the ground and running along the curb. A moment of ...
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Jan. 1 2008
It’s time to think spring. Sure, warm weather is still a few months away for most of the country, but for irrigation professionals now is the time to plan for a smooth, successful spring start-up ...
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Jan. 1 2008
John Deere was born into a poverty stricken family in Vermont in 1804 -- more than two hundred years ago. Today, his name and the company that he started are one of the most recognized names in the business ...
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Nov. 1 2007
Its green now, but the far area of my backyard used to be brown, spotted and ugly. This was because my expanded landscape had too many sprinklers, and the only pipe to the area turned out to be too small ...
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Oct. 1 2007
While taking a walk in my neighborhood one day I noticed that water was spewing out from everywhere at a nearby home, or at least it seemed that way. Upon closer inspection it appeared that the valves ...
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Sept. 1 2007
From Wisconsin to Texas, from California to Maine, as the warmer weather moves in, most states become more watchful for toxic algae, a blue-green variety that is potentially harmful ...
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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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Aug. 1 2007
“Do you do drip?” This is a question contractors all over the country are hearing more frequently as the demand for drip irrigation continues to grow ...
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July 1 2007
This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is ...
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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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