Earth911 Podcast: Irrigreen’s Shane Dyer on Water-Saving Precision Irrigation

Water is getting more expensive as drought spreads due to climate change, and in the Western U.S., scarcity continues to drive water prices higher. Meet Shane Dyer, CEO of Irrigreen, a precision irrigation company that recently released its first product for the home. Think of the Irrigreen sprinkler system as inkjet printing applied to putting water exactly where needed to keep a yard green or a garden productive. A smartphone app helps you map your yard to tell the system where and how much water is needed. Irrigreen’s control system also accesses local weather information to adjust watering to optimize soil moisture.

Shane Dyer, CEO of Irrigreen, is our guest on Sustainability In Your Ear.

The website reports that the cost of water across the country has increased by 3,968% since 1952 and continues to rise by 5.36% a year. Whether you are concerned about the environment or your pocketbook, it’s a good time to think about cutting water use in the yard, showering, doing the dishes, or washing clothes. Irrigreen’s use of machine learning, what most people call Artificial Intelligence today, to precisely control water application provides practical data about measurable water and water-bill savings results. You can learn more about Irrigreen at