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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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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Oct. 15 2015
Have you noticed lately that things have started running dry? If you’re an irrigation or landscape contractor living and working in one of the current drought states—California, Oregon, Washington, ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Irrigation control is one of many automated processes now joining the Internet of Things. With the proliferation of WiFi-enabled controllers, the industry is entering a unique point in defining its market. ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Once a male-dominated profession, the playing field in the green industry has changed as more and more women enter the field. We’d like to introduce you to three businesses and the influence these ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Pumps are among the oldest machines ever invented by mankind. All the way back in 2000 BC, the Egyptians invented a device for raising water called a shadoof, a long, suspended rod with a bucket at one ...
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Aug. 17 2015
You’ve just finished a huge landscaping job for busy clients. Yes, it’s been a long haul, but more importantly, they are happy with what you’ve done and the quality of your work. What ...
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July 15 2015
Dan Palmer knew nothing about irrigation controllers. So what made him go into the irrigation controller business? Sometimes things just happen ...
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July 15 2015
There’s a lot of talk these days about “smart home” technology and the “Internet of Things.” What this really means is remote control for every electrically-powered system ...
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July 15 2015
It’s been said that the ability to use and create tools is what sets the human species apart more so than anything else. Still, progress has been relatively slow. We didn’t advance from the ...
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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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Oct. 14 2013
Twenty to thirty years ago, a revolution swept through the automobile world like a hurricane—and now it’s making its impact on the green industry. Driven by rising gas prices in the 1970s and ...
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Sept. 16 2013
No question about it, wireless technology has changed all of our lives. No longer are we tethered to telephones attached to walls or boxes. We can talk on the phone just about anywhere, and do it hands-free. ...
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