2018 Irrigation Show New Product Contest entries announced
The Irrigation Association announced the entries in its annual new product contest. A record number of at least 60 new irrigation, lighting and specialty products have been entered into the contest, and will be featured at the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7.
The annual new product contest has become a popular feature at the Irrigation Show. It includes the best new product and technology innovations introduced to the agriculture and landscape irrigation markets in the last year. This year’s contest features products in the following categories: agriculture irrigation, landscape irrigation, landscape lighting and specialty.
“Every year I am amazed at the new innovations developed by our industry and encouraged by the impact they can have,” said IA Industry Development Director Brent Mecham, CID, CLWM, CIC, CLIA, CAIS. “The new product contest continues the strong tradition of providing value to all attendees to see new and improved products on display and to raise awareness of the many new innovations that will help improve resource efficiency and facilitate better installation or management of irrigation and lighting systems.”
During the Irrigation Show, each product will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges and evaluated based on innovation, design quality, increased water/resource-use efficiency, ease of use and product life expectancy. The winners will be announced at the general session on Thursday, Dec. 6.