Irrigation Association Designates July 2020 as 'Smart Irrigation Month'

Technology Tuesday on July 7 kicks off the IA's month-long celebration of smart and efficient irrigation

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The Irrigation Association has once again designated July as Smart Irrigation Month. This month-long initiative is an opportunity for the irrigation industry to promote the importance and value of smart irrigation practices.

Smart Irrigation Month kicks off on July 7 with Technology Tuesday. Irrigation professionals are encouraged to wear blue on July 7 to raise awareness about everything that makes up smart irrigation, including the people and the technologies that efficiently apply water to our agricultural fields, landscapes and turfgrass throughout the world.

This year, the IA is focusing on the people behind smart irrigation, celebrating the professionals who make our industry great. Now is the perfect time to do this, as our country has a renewed focus on celebrating those working hard behind the scenes to keep us safe, healthy and well-fed during a challenging time. Irrigation professionals are invited to share their stories about smart irrigation and how they have used it in their operation or promoted its benefits to customers. Go to to share your story.

“With the challenges our industry, our country and the world are facing right now with the COVID-19 health crisis, we are proud to be able to celebrate our industry through Smart Irrigation Month,” said IA Government and Public Affairs Director John Farner. “Smart Irrigation Month is our opportunity to showcase the value and importance of efficient irrigation. Focusing on the people behind irrigation is a great way to recognize those who are making a significant impact on managing our vulnerable water supplies.”

Farner noted that the irrigation industry continues to be at the forefront of developing technologies and practices for the most efficient and effective use of water.

“We look forward to celebrating the people who make it all happen during 2020 Smart Irrigation Month,” he said.

For more resources and information on Smart Irrigation month visit the Irrigation Association site here.