Oct. 16 2017
The process of figuring out the cause of a problem can be more like something out of that old doctor show, ‘House.’ In any episode, there were usually three or four incorrect diagnoses until ...
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Sept. 15 2017
The entire plumbing code is engineered to make sure that water sent to an irrigation system never gets back into the potable water system, but the code can be defeated. One of the most common problems—and ...
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Aug. 15 2017
It was the bottom of the 17th inning on May 21, 2016, and it was getting late. At Petco Park in San Diego, California, the Padres’ Wil Myers was at the plate; he hit a foul ball and was squaring ...
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July 15 2017
It’s also a good time to talk about the importance of saving water. It’s the hottest month of the year, and when the most water flows out onto landscapes. That’s why the Irrigation Association ...
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June 15 2017
When it comes to landscape irrigation, the future is all about efficiency. Droughts are more prevalent than ever, and the national population never stops growing. As a result, state and federal governments—as ...
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June 15 2017
Growing up, Tony Foley got the brunt of bullying at school. It was easy for the kids to make fun of him; he only had one arm. Only Foley and his family didn't think he had a handicap. Because of his disability ...
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May 15 2017
Back in the early part of the last century, an exciting invention called the ‘wireless’ was the word of the day. Radio was not only brand new, it was transformative—suddenly, the world ...
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May 15 2017
What makes Samuel Thayer unique is that he is a free spirit and an independent thinker. From the age of two, Susan Thayer knew she was born in the wrong body; that she was, in fact, male. So in 2011, ...
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April 15 2017
The drive for increased irrigation efficiency has been a constant of the landscape industry for generations. This seems odd given that, compared to many countries, America is a land gifted with water abundance. ...
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March 15 2017
Getting audited by the IRS is the financial equivalent of a root canal —without an anesthetic— so people tend to think of all audits as bad things. However, the water audit that a Certified ...
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Feb. 15 2017
At the end of last year, I spent my New Year’s Eve where most of us do, at a party. After the year turned, one of my friends pulled out his guitar and led us all in a rendition of the classic Bob ...
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Jan. 16 2017
Offering your clients and potential clients additional services that your competitors may not offer could tip the scales in your favor ...
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Dec. 15 2016
In an article about weight training I recently read, the writer made the startling observation that when it comes to building muscle mass, slower is better. Doing a whole bunch of reps with a barbell really ...
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Nov. 18 2016
We all have our winter routines. Some people look forward to fishing out the Christmas decorations from the attic to put up around the house. Others cherish dressing up in mittens and knit caps to go play ...
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Nov. 18 2016
Water always comes from somewhere, usually the municipal supply, and although it is a renewable resource, it is finite. If the rains go away for long enough, any region can run dry, and when that starts ...
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Nov. 18 2016
What happens when two guys from two different parts of the U.S. cross paths halfway? The start a tech company, and it's off to the races. And what a race it is. Although it's still too early to tell who ...
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Nov. 18 2016
who want to make a good visual impression. It can cut into their bottom line. “Obviously, you lease more and rent more apartments whenever you have green turf instead of splotchy brown turf,” ...
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Aug. 15 2016
The answer to that question is, of course, yes—plenty more. While drip irrigation remains a tremendously efficient way to deliver water right to the root zones of plants, there are many, many other ...
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July 15 2016
Like most of the major technological advances, remote control quickly brought changes to seemingly unrelated industries. The TV remote also found a use in irrigation systems before too long. Radio frequency ...
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June 17 2016
If we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that we should never take our water supply for granted, especially if you live on an island. Take Hawaii, for example. Water for drinking ...
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