Inge Bisconer, CID, CLIA, won the Irrigation Association (IA) 2016 Industry Achievement Award. The award was presented December 8 during the Irrigation Show general session in Las Vegas.
Bisconer is technical marketing and sales manager for Toro Micro-Irrigation. In her 35 years in the industry, Bisconer has established herself as a leader at both the state and national levels in helping agricultural growers improve profitability and sustainability through improved water and resource use efficiency.
“She has worked hard at educating the public about microirrigation,” said Clarence Pretwich, CAIS, CID, WNTSC irrigation engineer. “She also is an excellent writer, producing documents that my agency uses regularly.”
“(Bisconer) is an excellent technical writer and her recent publishing of the Toro Micro-Irrigation Owner’s Manual and chapter 11 of Irrigation Association’s Irrigation, Sixth Edition fully demonstrates those qualifications,” said Claude Phene, Ph.D., former Water Management Research Laboratory soil and irrigation scientist.
In addition to her written accomplishments, Bisconer is also the past president of the California Irrigation Institute, which is the oldest independent water and irrigation forum in California. She also served as past chair of the IA Drip/Micro Common Interest Group from 2006 to 2008, and vice chair from 2004 to 2006.