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VOL. 1, ISSUE 1 | July 2016 Contents 6 Smart Irrigation Month


15 Celebrate July as Smart Irrigation Month Promote Smart Irrigation All Year Long


Evapotranspiration


16 A Review of the Terminology & the Technology 19 Monitoring Soil Moisture in Real Time 21 ET Flips Rainfall Upside Down


9 Smart Technologies


22 Wireless Technology Is a Game Changer for Growers 24 Using Technology to Save Water


25 Data Security & Privacy An Essential Piece to Adopting New Technologies


Other Features 30


26 Standards & Codes in Irrigation 38 Irrigation Show & Education Conference Program Offers Growth, Networking & Fun


Departments


4 President’s Message 6 From the CEO 9 IA Happenings 10 Foundation News


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13 Legislative Update 28 Tech Corner 32 International Trends 34 Landscape Lighting


36 Economy 37 Contractor/Small Business Corner


Cover photo © Stephen W. Smith. A weather station monitors reference ET for irrigation scheduling in Colorado.


Irrigation Today is published quarterly by the Irrigation Association, 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22031-4511 USA, Tel 703.536.7080, Fax 703.536.7019, www.irrigation.org. Contact IA for subscription information.


This is the official publication of the Irrigation Association and carries news and announcements concern- ing IA. The association and Irrigation Today are not responsible for content or opinions other than those relating to association activities.


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