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Precision trenching for irrigation system

Every day we benefit greatly from the precision achieved when professionals use tools designed specifically for their jobs. Surgery, for instance, would be far more risky and leave less than ideal results if surgeons did not have some of the sharpest scalpels in the world that allow them to work with extreme precision.

Stop irrigating…for now, Penticton, B.C. urges residents

The City of Penticton, B.C. is asking its residents to cease operating their irrigation systems for the better part of the next two weeks during the connection of a new water supply pipe. Residents are being encouraged to adopt other water-saving measures during this period.

Irrigation work throws curve at Calgary little league

Work to install new irrigation at two Calgary ball diamonds has thrown a curve at a local little league. Thirteen-to-18-year-olds playing in the Bow Ridge Little League will have to look elsewhere for a place to play as the diamonds will be out of commission to accommodate the irrigation work. "We'll literally have to tell these guys, sorry, we can't field a team this year," the league's vice-president says.

A start-up checklist for spring irrigation

Spring is on its way and there will be plenty of work involved with opening your client irrigation systems. This checklist will help you and your staff to complete each opening in detail so that unnecessary callbacks are kept to a minimum. There will be additions and/or deletions as sites vary.
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Smart Irrigation

Smart irrigation system saves 60% water

As a means of promoting a more sustainable use of water, a Spanish university has developed a 100 per cent maintenance-free smart irrigation system that saves up to 60 per cent water and can be controlled by a simple smart phone or tablet. » Read More

Irrigation, drainage need joint budget

In some municipalities, sports turf managers work with separate budgets for irrigation and drainage, but it’s not always the best approach, claims an associate professor of turfgrass science at the University of Guelph. » Read more...

Trees perform best if watered wisely

Trees need water. No kidding, right? The need for water is probably the simplest concept of plant growth, however, a commonly overlooked fact is that tree health in managed landscapes usually suffers more from excess or improper irrigation than from lack of irrigation. » Read more...

Know when to upgrade an irrigation system

For more than 25 years, Tim Fredericks has been designing irrigation systems. On Friday, Nov. 18, the partner in Fredericks McGuire Ltd., based in Bolton, Ont., shared his experiences in the field with the members of the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association as one of a roster of speakers at the annual Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association annual general meeting. » Read more...

World Stadium Congress 2018

May 7-9, 2018
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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21st annual Snow & Ice Conference

June 26-29, 2018
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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