Jain Irrigation’s online training service hosted by Richard Restuccia is designed for agriculture dealers, landscape distributors, contractors and other irrigation professional. Jain wants to help you make the most of this uncertain time.
Making Sense Of The Cost of Water and Water Rates in The U.S.
We keep saving water, but the rates keep going up. This is a common complaint, and the situation feels like a battle we can’t win. However, understanding the cost of water and knowing how your water rates are determined and why rates are different throughout the country makes the water rate puzzle much easier to accept. This week we are fortunate to have Brett Walton from Circle of Blue stepping us through the basics of water rates helping us understand why saving water is key to keeping rates from skyrocketing in the future.
In addition, he has some different thoughts on inflation and water rates and some ideas on the drought.
During this webinar, you will learn:
Why, even when we save water, rates are going up
How rates are determined around the country
The best places to live considering water rates
How inflation impacts your water rates
What you can do to keep your water rates from moving up too fast
The Right Irrigation Filter For Your System
Filters are a crucial component of any irrigation system, yet often a detail overlooked or undervalued. Installing an irrigation filter on your drip irrigation system prevents clogging of emitters and reduces wear and tear on the system. Sand and organic materials are the primary objects you want to remove, and knowing which filter works best for each is essential. In addition, filters require minor maintenance, are relatively inexpensive, and help provide reliable use of drip irrigation season after season.
Selecting the correct filter for your system depends on what you are filtering out, and there are lots of choices when choosing a filter.
Michael Pippen will step us through his process for selecting the right filter for each job.
During this webinar, you will learn:
What the differences are between the different types of filters
Which filters work best for sand and which filters work best for organic materials
What size filter is best for your job
If self-cleaning filters are worth the added expense
Irrigation Field Report With Monty Teeter - CEO Dragon-Line
The start of the season is one of the craziest we’ve seen. We have $8 corn, $11 wheat, and $18 soybeans. Soil moisture, water, and drought are at the front of everyone’s mind. In addition, inputs like nitrogen are skyrocketing.
This week, we will look at how growers around the country are responding to these variables and see what we can learn from some of the best practices in the field. During this webinar, you will learn:
How the drought affects growers.
What changes growers are making with reduced water
With $8 corn, $11 wheat, and $18 soybeans, are farmers planting like crazy
How fertilizer cost will impact the season
Are growers moving to other popular crops like hemp and cannabis this year, or is that trend fading.
How To Invest In Water Management
Friday is Earth Day, and the theme of Earth Day this year is investing in our planet; however, getting people to pay money to solve problems years in the future is challenging.
For most people paying hurts, it means going without something today, and the benefit is for someone else in the future. Society is focused on the present, and the future exists only in our heads. However, this is changing…slowly, but there is progress.
Water is critical to our future, and investment in water ensures a good quality of life going forward.
Gregg Black joins us this week to discuss ways to invest in water management. He will explain various investments you can make for your irrigation that save significant amounts of water. He will step you through the easiest and quickest ways to save.
During this webinar, you will learn:
Ways people can invest in water management to get the best and fastest returns
Is the return on investment calculation for water management the best way to promote water savings
How to deal with the biggest issue facing the landscape industry today
The best ways to promote water management to customers
How To Compost The Right Way
The average American throws out 4.5 pounds of trash every single day. It may not seem all that much, but with over 300 million people in the United States, that is roughly 728,000 tons of daily garbage. What makes this bad is over 70% of what goes into landfills could be recycled or used for compost.
Composting is the speeding up of the natural process of decomposition. The goal is to improve soil composition by returning useful waste back to your garden. Today many cities have prohibited green waste from your garbage. Now is the best time ever to learn the basics of composting.
Laura Wilkinson is a Master Composter, and she is joining us this week for a webinar. She is going to cover the basic how-to of composting. She will also cover hot or cold composting. Bokashi and vermiculture will be discussed too. Hear updates on composting in your yard, your green bins, and how vermiculture composting is a natural insect repellant and fertilizer.
During this session, you will learn:
The basics of how to compost
What are some advanced techniques to use
If bokashi or vermicomposting fits your garden
Where to find valuable resources to make sure your garden waste is turned into garden gold
Managed Groups - A Game Changer for Saving Water and Time
Managing water accurately and consistently across multiple irrigation controllers is an age-old dilemma for landscapers. It’s a labor-intensive part of the upkeep of a healthy, well-manicured, and presentable landscape, requiring considerable time and resource costs.
Jain UNITY technology brings significant time savings and operational efficiencies to multi-controller management. Through your UNITY online account, you have smart, central access to simultaneously change the programming for groups of irrigation stations (zones) you choose across different controllers. Use these groups to effectively and directly change irrigation scheduling at the station (zone) level of your entire site, such as:
Setting water budget percentage
Setting target soil moisture depletion percentage
Creating/adjusting/ending different schedule types
Creating block days
Modifying landscape settings, quick water programming adjustments
The fastest and easiest way for applying changes to a collection of similar stations (zones) across multiple controllers. For example, you’ve changed from spray heads to MP Rotators on your turf stations.
Use Manage Groups to identify all your turf stations on a site, and then make the same irrigation method change to all stations at once.
During this session you will learn:
The difference between smart and fixed groups
How to create a smart of fixed group
How smart and fixed groups save you time and water.
Irrigation Trainings Right On Point
I gained a CEU just by listening to this podcast. If you are an irrigation professional in the US this is the best way to gain CEU’s. I rather get the CEU’s for free than pay for it. 😇 thanks for doing this!
Spanish language fields
If you want to do a Podcast en español, vengan a Salinas o watsonville California y con mucho gusto les ayudamos.
La idea es buena, se agradece . However, not because you know a few words in a second language that means that you can teach others.
Yo se que ustedes pueden hacer lo que quieran, tienen los recursos. Solo quiero recordarles, que no todos los que trabajamos en el campo hablamos solo español. Algunos somos trilingües, español y algunas lenguas nativas ( Latinoamérica).