The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 New Product Contest at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 6 – 10, 2017.
Fifty-one new products and technologies were entered in four categories. Products were evaluated based on innovation, design quality, increased water/resource-use efficiency, ease of use and product life expectancy. Contest judges were experienced professionals with technical knowledge and industry expertise.
The winners were announced Thursday, Nov. 9, during the IA general session.
The winner of the landscape irrigation category is the ACC2 Controller by Hunter Industries (pictured). The ACC2 Controller is a full-featured advanced commercial irrigation controller that can manage up to 54 stations, six flow sensors and six master valves to maximize watering in the shortest time at safe velocities and at user-specified target rates of flow.
The winner of the landscape lighting category is the LP Underwater Fixture by FX Luminaire. Designed for small spaces, this integrated LED underwater light fixture adds a unique architectural element to any water feature.
The winner of the agriculture irrigation category is the Riser Manifold and Filter by HIT Products Corporation. Manufactured in the United States, this product is a one-unit design to replace the multiple fittings now required to assemble and attach drip lines to the riser. The product is designed to save labor, fittings and energy.
The winner of the agriculture specialty category is the EnviroMonitor by Davis Instruments. A field-monitoring platform that is compatible with third-party sensors, the EnviroMonitor allows access to real-time field conditions providing users the data to make decisions to optimize crop inputs.
Visit the Irrigation Show website for more details about the new product contest or contact Brent Mecham, CID, CLWM, CIC, CLIA, CAIS, for information about entering a product at the the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California.