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Easier & Faster 2-Wire Troubleshooting with As-Built Drawings

Over the past couple months, we’ve shared several resources about troubleshooting 2-wire irrigation systems. These resources have included tips for troubleshooting with a multimeter, manufacturer-specific guides, and access to Central’s Two-Wired Decoder Hotline. This year in particular, has been a rough year and our two-wire experts have been in the field helping to troubleshoot and solve issues for our customers. …

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Increase Your Sales with 5 Easy Website Updates

Your website is the most important marketing tool for your business. Even more important, it acts as your storefront and many times it’s the first interaction potential customers have with your business. Remember, first impressions matter. In the past, we’ve covered several marketing tips to help your business grow from setting up your Google My Business Page to engaging with …

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New Developments: Roundup Lawsuit, Plus 3 Alternatives to Glyphosate

As the weeks go by, the Roundup lawsuits continue to make headlines. Just two weeks ago a couple in California was awarded $2 billion (yes that’s billion) in punitive and compensatory damages after the couple alleged that the glyphosate in Roundup caused their cancer. Lawsuits continue to mount throughout the US and worldwide, with Bayer now facing more than 13,400 lawsuits …

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Mosquito + Tick Population Explosion: 3 Effective Products for Control

As we mentioned in our article last month, this year is expected to have higher than average rates of mosquitoes throughout every area of the country, from the Northeast and Southeast to the Midwest and beyond. In the last decade, mosquito and tick populations have exploded throughout the US. Tick-borne diseases have more than doubled in since 2004 and diseases …

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Ask the Expert: 5 Resources for 2-Wire Troubleshooting

Last month, we shared a step-by-step how-to on troubleshooting a two-wire system with a multimeter. As we all know, troubleshooting can be frustrating and take valuable time away from other jobs. If the system is through a manufacturer you are unfamiliar with, sourcing the resources you need quickly can feel impossible. We’ve reconnected with Doug Armour, Central’s Commercial Irrigation Technical …

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Ask the Expert: 3 Steps for Growing Your Sales with Lighting Design

Last month we connected with Glen Nyhuis, Central’s National Lighting Director, to discuss common misunderstandings when it comes to lighting basics such as wattage, amps, and volts. We spent some time getting Back to Basics on the technical side to make sure that your lighting installations were back on track for the season. Now, we look into some easy and …

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Why Your Marketing Materials Are Not Working

As a business owner you wear many hats from sales, purchasing, and accounting to business development, customer service and marketing. You’re constantly juggling multiple things, and frankly, you just don’t have time to do it all. And that’s ok. You set your priorities and delegate responsibilities where you can. When it comes to things like marketing, it’s vital for your …