Thirty-one new products and technologies were entered in five categories. Products were evaluated based on innovation, design quality, increased water/resource-use efficiency, ease of use and product life expectancy. Contest judges were experienced professionals with technical knowledge and industry expertise. Official judging was conducted via Zoom Nov. 16-17.
- Agriculture Irrigation : All-Flo Pressure Regulator from Nelson Irrigation Corporation
- Specialty Agriculture Irrigation : Sweet Spot Drip Tape from The Toro Company
- Landscape Irrigation : ESP-LXIVM Controller with Smart Valve Technology from Rain Bird Corporation
- Specialty Landscape Irrigation : E-Sport with Ribbed PE Hose from Irriland SRL
- Landscape Lighting : AC-LVDD-1210 Low Voltage Digital Dimmer from Letzgo Products Inc.
People’s Choice Awards
In addition to the official judging, the IA offered a new People’s Choice Award, where those viewing the entries online could pick their favorites. With 2,485 votes cast, the following products were the winners of the People’s Choice.
- agriculture irrigation – ESAC, Reinke Manufacturing Co. Inc.
- agriculture specialty – SDI-E, Netafim USA
- landscape irrigation – Rootwise, NDS/Raindrip
- landscape specialty – Jain Unity, Jain Irrigation
- landscape lighting – Luxor Cloud, FX Luminaire