smart controllers

Video: Learning to Control Your Irrigation Controller

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on July 28, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 10:05


Next week - Part 2 of our Watering Wisdom webinar series!

Smart irrigation controllers as part of a field research experiment

Please join the Metropolitan Council and the University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group for Part 2 of our webinar series on Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water.

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 13:00


Turfgrass irrigation research at the UMN Landscape Arboretum

By Shane Evans

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is home to several model landscapes, gardens and research projects.  With funding from the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, Turfgrass Science team members, led by Dr. Dan Sandor, now at Virginia Tech University, installed an experiment to determine the effectiveness of various smart irrigation controllers and technologies in 2019. The purpose of this article is to give a brief introduction of the project and what we hope to learn from it.

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:38


Webinar series - Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water

home lawn with catch cans set up to do an irrigation audit

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to grow a healthy lawn with less water?  A free, five-part webinar series from the Metropolitan Council and University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science team wants to help answer that question.  The first part of the

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 10:44


Watering Wisdom Webinar Series

Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water

Welcome to our Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water webinar series event page. We are hosting a free, five-part summer webinar series focusing on turfgrass and irrigation topics.  Our goal is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems. Please join us for one (or as many as you would like) of the five webinars we are presenting. If you are interested in learning more about our work, please visit our Irrigation Resources page.

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 13:22


Smart Irrigation Month

By Dan Sandor

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 16:28


Irrigation Resources

 

Irrigation display at State Fair

Watering Wisdom Webinar series

The goal of this webinar series is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems. Video recordings of the webinars are listed below.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:55