Feb. 15 2017
When Greg Hunter graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with a degree in mechanical engineering, he joined the family business. However, it’s the dash between the year that he joined ...
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Nov. 17 2014
The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield had a catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect— no respect at all.” For a long time, the same thing could be said of water. Certainly, we knew ...
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Sept. 15 2014
Irrigation equipment companies today have their heads in “the cloud.” And that’s not a criticism. The same technological explosion that’s affecting all of our electronic devices ...
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March 14 2013
There’s a low, rumbling sound off in the distance. Can you hear it? That’s momentum building. It’s the sound of something caged that can hardly wait to be let out. It’s the sound ...
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April 16 2013
Remember The Flintstones? The “Modern Stone-Age Family” that powered their cars with their feet and used dinosaurs as power tools? That was a great little cartoon, but it has nothing ...
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Feb. 15 2013
It’s no secret that smart controllers are the future of irrigation. Increasingly, that future is now. Smart water, smart irrigation—whatever it’s being called at the moment—is being ...
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Jan. 16 2012
Noecker grew up in the Northeast. Born in New York City, she was a year old when her family moved to Weston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. After completing high school ...
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April 21 2008
Within five years, David Werning had his passport stamped at least fifty times in Japan, twenty-five times throughout Europe, and twenty times in Latin America, traveling as director of International Operations ...
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April 21 2008
For me, it was a golden time: to represent an exciting new company that an entire industry was watching, and to help roll out a truly innovative product, Chuck Huston exclaims ...
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April 1 2007
SOME PEOPLE CLIMB THE LADDER of success by moving from one firm to another, each move taking them a little higher up the corporate ladder. Others are one-company people, hitching their star to the success ...
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Dec. 16 2008
Tis the season for cold, cold weather. Frozen ponds, layer upon layer of snow on the ground, the mechanical blare of Vplows and straight blades and salt spreaders plodding the white from Winter Wonderland—this ...
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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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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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June 1 2007
Well, we still don't have robotic assistants, but we do have remote controls. Who can imagine watching television without using a remote? ...
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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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Aug. 1 2008
It was January of 1988 and John DeCell was out of a job. He’d worked as a loan officer for the First American Bank in his hometown of Baytown, Texas for five-and-a-half years, but the banking industry ...
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March 18 2009
It's no mass government conspiracy that the availability of fresh water is decreasing every day, while populations continue to rise along with the demand for water. It's not as if there are more freshwater ...
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May 15 2009
IN 1966, A PROFESSIONAL plant pathologist named Walter Cordua created a brand new type of irrigation system for farmers to use to better water their crops ...
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Aug. 14 2009
It wasn’t so very long ago that the water situation in many states had reached crisis proportions, resulting in the implementation of some of the toughest watering restrictions that had ever been ...
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