Rain Bird’s XFS Subsurface Dripline with Copper Shield was selected as the Irrigation Association’s 2010 Best New Product of the Year. The award was formally announced at the Irrigation Association’s annual show in Phoenix, on December 6, 2010.

Rain Bird’s XFS Subsurface Dripline with Copper Shield Technology is the first subsurface dripline offering a Trifluralin-free alternative to effectively protect the emitter from root intrusion. The Copper Shield Technology is an environmentally-responsible alternative to the use of the chemical inhibitors, meaning that XFS can also be used for certified organic growing.

Rain Bird’s commitment to the Intelligent Use of Water is also demonstrated through the XFS Subsurface Dripline, which can use 30 to 70 percent less water than traditional overhead spray irrigation.

For more information about XFS Subsurface Dripline or any of Rain Bird’s other quality drip irrigation products, visit http://www.rainbird.com/drip or call 1-800-RAINBIRD.