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Irrigation Central Control: The Tie That Binds

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?    More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Beauty of Central Control

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 day of the big lawn bowling tournament. You watch Aunt Emmie step up with her ball, get ready to make the winning throw, and then—the sprinklers come on.   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 REBECCA PETERSON

Controllers: The Brain of an Irrigation System

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...    More
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Case Study: ET Manager

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.    More
Sunday, July 1, 2007

PC-Based Controllers Add a New Layer of Efficiency

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 and start a new company dedicated to eliminating water in irrigation.    More
Friday, June 1, 2007 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Is Two-Wire Too Good to be True?

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 your crews to operate it proficiently.    More
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Two-Wire Makes Irrigation Too Easy

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 poles, plaques, and irrigation systems, and then sold for profit    More
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

Case Study: Baseline Systems

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 encountered a site which had particularly challenging irrigation problems.    More
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 LACY HYLAND

Cental Controllers Offer Newfound Freedom

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.    More
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

A New Era for Irrigation Controllers

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.    More
Monday, April 4, 2005 LORNE HAVERUK