New Trends for Water Conservation in Landscape Irrigation?

 Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Toro Intelli-Sense™ ET-enabled controllers provide a powerful and accurate water management control system by ensuring that a landscape receives the precise amount of water it needs – no more, no less – based on daily weather data.  Site specific questions take the guesswork out of establishing a baseline watering program for each zone.  Data is collected from more than 17,000 weather stations throughout the U.S. and is then combined with data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Results are calculated and converted to location specific evapo-transpiration (ET) data with precision down to 1 square kilometer.  Current ET data is then broadcast to Intelli-Sense™ controllers through the ET Everywhere wireless service (1-800-362-8774) to provide the broadest and most up-to-date weather information.


Competing methodology simply increases or decreases watering times on a daily basis.  This approach will typically result in a more fragile, shallow root system for your landscape.  Well maintained irrigation systems that can calculate ET can provide a controlled and balanced amount of water.  This type of controller and scheduling can create healthy and attractive plants with strong root systems.


Toro’s 5-year trade warranty and extensive national support network assure peace of mind when using the water-saving SMART technology of the Intelli-Sense™ controller.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:57:58 AM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)     


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