Irrigation Show returns

The 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week gathered irrigation professionals in San Diego Dec. 6-10.
Irrigation Show

After a hiatus due to COVID-19 in 2020, the irrigation industry was back in action and in person for the annual Irrigation Show that showcases the best in the industry. This year, the show focused on elevating the popular show floor to bring those attending both the familiar events as well as new additions to grow their business. With over 190 exhibitors, the trade show welcomed thousands of attendees to explore, learn and connect.

New products compete for top spot

The annual new product contest features the newest irrigation products and technologies to hit the market. Expert judges evaluated the products in November, and the winners were announced on Dec. 9 live on the Irrigation Show floor.

Congratulations to the 2021 winners:

Agricultural Irrigation 

Toro Automation System | Toro Ag

The Toro Automation System is a cloud-based system for management of agricultural irrigation based on base stations and devices to control valves and report sensor feedback. It allows for more flexible water input scheduling based on precision irrigation.


Agricultural Specialty Irrigation

Jain Water Management Services | Jain Irrigation

Jain Water Management Services takes a highly integrated approach to generate intelligent irrigation schedules, observing plant responses using satellite imaging while monitoring soil moisture conditions, weather and field irrigation events and providing irrigation consulting for maximizing water-use efficiency and improved yields.

Visit to view all of the products entered in this year’s contest.

Spotlight on startups

Innovation Row was a new addition to the 2021 Irrigation Show. It featured startup irrigation companies looking to promote their technologies to the irrigation industry. These companies took the stage in a Pitch Competition on the show floor, and winners were announced Dec. 9.  

Congratulations to the agriculture Pitch Competition winner:

Soiltech Wireless

Soiltech offers a complete farm management solution — a wireless soil moisture, temperature, humidity, GPS location and crop damage sensor that helps to optimize irrigation, reduce inputs and organize manpower.

Read more about all the Innovation Row ag startups here.


Education opportunities

The IA partnered with the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers to present the 6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium during the show. This event occurs every 10 years and included three days of presentations covering the latest irrigation research and important topics affecting the industry.

IA University also returned in person with the IA offering its respected courses providing core curriculum for irrigation professionals. Many irrigation professionals also took the opportunity to get IA-certified by taking an exam during the show.

Get set for Las Vegas in 2022!

Make plans now to attend the 2022 Irrigation Show and Education Week Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas. The 2022 event will co-locate with the National Ground Water Association. Watch in the coming months for more information.




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