Watch: Presentation on IIC’s 2021 RFP
IIC Seminar: Evaluation of AlternativeTesting Protocols for Smart Irrigation Controllers
Additional non-federal contributions of funding, equipment, expertise, and other resources provided by IIC members more than doubled FFAR’s investment.
This session will provide an introduction of the IIC from its executive director, followed by an overview of projects from several IIC partners that demonstrate the diversity and range of collaborative research supported by IIC with funding from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR). A panel discussion with the panelists will follow.
Irrigation control technologies can significantly reduce waste by applying water only when plants need it. Mark Crookston and Brent Mecham propose a testing protocol on top of the current EPA WaterSense label, which evaluates a controller’s capability to maximize the benefit of rainfall and irrigation frequency while considering the criteria of irrigation adequacy and excess water application over 90 days. Learn what they discovered by joining our conversation.
Water, and specifically, water quality, has a direct impact on public health. In the next session of our Water for Food Global Webinar Series, we will examine the environmental and man-made challenges to water quality and how we can find solutions to ensure healthy water for our personal needs, agriculture and the environment.
Irrigation 20/20 is a FREE special feature to be hosted by the Irrigation Association offering a more intimate venue with insights from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable figures. These discussions will focus on the challenges and opportunities within the IA and the future of the irrigation industry in a post-COVID-19 world.
Meet IIC Executive Director, Tim Martin
The IIC is proud to introduce Executive Director Tim Martin.
Excellence in Irrigation Honor and Merit Award winners are selected based on the quality of project planning, design functionalism, environmental responsibility, and relevance. The projects are independently judged by a jury of knowledgeable and nationally recognized members of academia, irrigation consultants, industry members or public agency officials, who are looking for evidence of unique problem solving; forward-thinking water resource management solutions and clarity in presentation. Entry categories include Commercial/Public Works; Parks and Recreational Fields; Golf; Residential; Water Management/Planning and Analysis; Research. Members and non-members may submit their entry for consideration.
IA announces Industry Insights webinar series
The Irrigation Association is excited to announce the start of its Industry Insights webinar series beginning in October and extending through April 2021. Industry Insights will feature two different webinar series: one focused on agriculture irrigation and the other focused on landscape irrigation and lighting.
Transformational Irrigation Technologies for 2020
Presented by Aric Olson, President of Jain Irrigation this webinar training provides a framework for where technologies have come from and how they can be applied to other market segments.
Farmer Led Irrigation Seminar
Organized by the Water for Food Daugherty Global Institute, this 2-part webinar focuses on accelerating inclusive farmer-led irrigation development: a sustainable approach to reaching scale.
Compiled by the Irrigation Association
Tools from EPRI
Resources and tools that irrigators can use to improve their field yield and to save on energy and water costs