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"Snow Pack Well Below Normal", "Irrigation Districts Expect Early Shut-off", "Idaho Power Rates to Increase"....all common headlines in recent weeks.  But you can make a difference.
Start spreading the word!!  Use Governor Otter's proclamation of July as Smart Irrigation Month as a tool to bring awareness to your customers by introducing them to the huge variety of "smart" irrigation products available today.  Separate yourself from the rest by discussing with your customers the benefits of installing responsible choices. It's easier than you think!!


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Events Calendar

June 14th, Friday
Russ Rowley Benfit Poker Tournament
6:30 pm  Boise Branch - $50 Entry includes Food & Drink & Prizes
RSVP w/host George Cangro @ gcangro@silvercreeksupply.com
July 12, Friday
INLA SW Idaho Golf Tournament and Suppliers Showcase, Falcon Crest Golf Course
Contact Ann Bates at  abates@inlagrow.org for more information
July 16th, Tuesday
Smart Irrigation Month Celebration BBQ & Demo
Hailey Branch 11am - 1:30pm

July 17th, Wednesday
Smart Irrigation Month Celebration BBQ & Demo
Silver Creek Boise Branch  11am - 1:30pm
July 18th, Thursday
Smart Irrigation Month Celebration BBQ & Demo
Idaho Falls Branch  11am - 1:30pm
August 1st and 2nd, Thursday & Friday
IIEA 2013 Summer Meeting, Island Park
Go to www.idahoirrigationequipmentassociation.org for more information and to register.

July is Smart Irrigation Month!




Governor Butch Otter has proclaimed July 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month for the state of Idaho.


This is the first year that Idaho has recognized Smart Irrigation Month, an Irrigation Association initiative that began in 2005.


Idaho is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month by supporting efforts to provide all water users with information and tools on how they can save money on water and energy costs, enhance plant health, and reduce run-off.


Focused on July, traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use, Smart Irrigation Month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency, water saving products, practices and services. It is intended to:


* Educate homeowners, businesses, growers and other water users about simple ways to save money and water.


* Encourage industry firms and professionals to promote smart irrigation practices and

technologies to customers.


* Help water providers minimize peak water use and reduce demands on infrastructure on their communities.


* Reinforce the role efficient irrigation plays in providing real solutions to today's water



* Help protect community water supplies for today and the future.


Property owners and managers typically over-water up to 50%, unintentionally wasting money every time they take out the hose or turn on an irrigation controller. Results from the use of "Smart Watering" technologies and practices can be achieved by:


* Installing irrigation products that use "real-time" weather data and soil moisture

conditions to automatically adjust watering to meet plant needs.


* Reducing run-off by using controllers and nozzles capable of applying water at the

correct soil infiltration rate.


* Helping water users program automatic controllers to maximize their efficiency.


* Using sub-surface, low volume, and drip irrigation to precisely apply very small amounts of water to turf, gardens, trees and shrubs, minimizing evaporation.


* Retrofitting existing systems with rain sensors that prevent watering during rain events.


* Auditing irrigation systems and making the necessary adjustments to ensure that water is being applied effectively.


* Helping customers plant and maintain low water landscapes that will thrive in their climate and site conditions.


All industry professionals and businesses are encouraged to participate in Smart Irrigation Month. This is an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. Visit Our Smart Irrigation Page to learn more.

click here to view the signed proclamation. 



Check out Munro's Troubleshooting Guide for Centrifugal Pumps  

This  FREE resource lets you and your customers troubleshoot centrifugal pump and control issues with confidence.

  • How to evaluate the system
  • Step-by-step guides to determine the issue
  • Easy-to-use instructions address each issue
  • Expert tips to make repairs faster and easier

Download and share the Troubleshooting Guide for Centrifugal Pumps today - no service truck should be without it!  


Four species of billbugs are found in southern Idaho and they are no doubt the number one turf pest in bluegrass and perennial rye.  In eastern Idaho, the Denver billbug is the primary pest with the bluegrass billbug also present.  In the Boise Valley,  the bluegrass, Denver, and hunting billbugs are fairly common and the Phoenician billbug is found locally in Boise.


While the bluegrass billbug overwinters as an adult, the other 3 species can overwinter as larvae, pupae, or adults. In rare instances, the feeding activity of Denver billbug larvae that overwintered has caused turf damage as early as late April.  Most feeding damage shows up, however, in late June or early July in the Boise Valley and several weeks later in the Magic Valley and eastern Idaho.


Control measures are aimed at the early instar larvae. Imidacloprid (Zenith) applications in the Boise Valley are best applied between May 20th and June 10th.    For eastern Idaho and the Upper Snake River Plains the ideal application is between June 1st and June 20th.   Imidacloprid formulations readily control the first two larval instars but fail to control the big, third instar larvae. This is why it is critical to get your application down before the larvae get too big.

If you have missed the ideal window or you have billbug damaged turf, the best curative insecticide is clothianidin-found in Aloft G and Arena G.  This insecticide readily controls the third instar larva and stops further damage from occurring.  This material also provides 6-8 weeks of residual control.             


KwikConnect by Dawn Industries
  The labor dollar makes up the majority of current contractor costs when installing an irrigation system. This is one area that we as manufactures can help with the most. Through innovation, increased speed and productivity can mean the difference between a profitable day's work and just breaking even. After manyyears of development and 2 years commercial availability, the patented KwikConnect by Dawn Industries is the most secure and most profitable insert fitting made. Tested through tens of thousands of cycles, with its UV resistant PVC construction, and hydraulic ram grade O-rings, the KwikConnectfittings are profits made easy. Above ground, in a valve box and Ag line applications, these fitting are main line approved and exceed the pressure rating of the pipe being used. These fittings are designed for use on Ag pipe, 80, 100 and 160 lb pipe that is ASTM 2239 compliant. Simply push the KwikConnect to the molded in pipe stops. No clamps, no tools, no torch! The KwikConnect, patent number US 8328241 B1, is now available at all Silver Creek Supply locations.   
!! The Dawn of a New Era in Labor Savings!!
Save now on all Kwik-Connect Fittings
Buy 8 Kwik-Connect Fittings get 2 Free!
Expires June 30
Netafim Promo 
Buy 1000 feet of Techline CV & get a free low volume filter kit
Buy 1000 feet of Techlin CV & get a free low volume kit (3/4" without valve)

Mention this promotion at time of puchase. Cannot be combined with any other off or promotion.  Limit 20 free Low Volume Kits per customer.  
Promotion valid April 1 - July 21, 2013

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