DAVE PAGANO


Close-Up Profiles
The irrigation industry was completely different than what it is now when David D. Pagano designed his first system in 1957. Smart controllers were years away from being invented, as were sensing devices. If you asked anyone in the industry what a rotary nozzle was, most likely your answer would have been a silent, quizzical look from someone wondering what on earth you were talking about.   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Go with the Flow


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
How many of you out there have held onto a truck until it was well passed its prime? The body was probably peppered with dings and dents, and the odometer had so many zeros on it that you got dizzy every time you glanced down to check the mileage. But you held onto it because you were familiar with every creak and squeak the engine made. Even though you knew it was the smart thing to do, you had trouble moving on.    More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

2Wire: Getting More for Less


Controllers
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.   More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Case Study: Emitters Conserve Energy & Water


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
THE SUMMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE NO JOKE. The sun pounds the landscape like a hammer, and it’s not unusual for temperatures to reach the ’90s before noon. But the summer of 1999 was particularly brutal.    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009

HENDRICKSON BROS


Close-Up Profiles
Brothers Don and Dave Hendrickson were exposed to the irrigation business at a very early age. Growing up in Corona, California, their means to extra income was tending to the orange groves owned by their father, Bill, and keeping those groves properly watered.   More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Going Green: The Wave of the Future


Landscape
It's been two years since a tornado swept through Greensburg, Kansas, and ravaged rows of houses lining the streets. The townsfolk were used to living simple lives, where nothing out of the ordinary ever happened, but this was like something out of a big budget Hollywood movie    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Water Conservation: Get Serious, Get Smart


Landscape
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

SHELLY & TRAVIS KOMARA


Close-Up Profiles
Some people are born into the irrigation industry. For others, the industry finds them. In the case of Travis and Shelly Komara, it all started - strangely enough—with a ’50s themed Internet cafe.   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

20 Water Conservation Ideas


Miscellaneous
AS A HORTICULTURALIST AND AN IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR, I WITNESS FIRSTHAND THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF WATER wasted every day in an effort to maintain a beautiful landscape.    More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 David Johnson

Getting Smart with Smart Water Controllers


Controllers
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 seen.    More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

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