The Irrigation Association announced the winners of the 2012 New Product Contest at the annual Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla. The awards highlight exhibitor entries based on a wide range of criteria, including innovative and/or changed for the better qualities, increased irrigation efficiency, ease of use, cost benefits, time savings and design quality. Judges chose from a record number of entries in the following categories: specialty, agriculture and turf/landscape. The 2012 contest also featured a People’s Choice Award for the first time, where attendees voted for their favorite products. The winners and honorable mentions were recognized at the Irrigation Show General Session on Nov. 5.
Winner: SonTek-IQ and SonTek IQ-Pipe (SonTek, a division of Xylem, Inc.)
Honorable Mention and People’s Choice Winner: Jain GeneSys (Jain Irrigation, Inc.)
Winner and People’s Choice Winner: Luxor ZD LED Lighting Controller (Hunter Industries, Inc./FX Luminaire)
Honorable Mention: Water-Vac Solids Separation System (Fountain Bleu)
Winner: Precision Soil Sensor (The Toro Company)
Honorable Mention: ETwater SmartWorks Rainbird 50-Pin Replacement Panel (ETwater Systems, Inc.)
People’s Choice Winner: LASCO Push Fittings (LASCO Fittings, Inc.)
For more information about the New Product Contest, please contact Evelyn Heinemeier by phone at 703.536.7080 or via e-mail at email@example.com.