Fertigation Technologies Announces iCon™, the Only Universal Controller for Residential Irrigation and Automatic Fertilizing Systems

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iConÂ? puts you in automatic control of your lawn and landscape environment, Fertigation TechnologiesÂ? revolutionary universal controller for outdoor home environments integrates management of all irrigation systems, its automatic lawn care and fertilizer system, the FertiGatorÂ?, and so much more.

St Charles, MO – Fertigation Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of the FertiGator™ advanced lawn and garden treatment products and solutions, today announced the introduction of iCon™, a universal controller to manage all the functionality of irrigation systems and the only patented, controllable fertigation device, the FertiGator™.

Commenting on the release of this new product, Dave Cross, President of Fertigation Technologies stated, “The trend towards fertigation for home lawn care is rapidly increasing as its benefits are being known and understood, yet homeowners demand an easy way to control all the components involved with this method of lawn care. Our new integrated controller, iCon™, provides in one device, an automatic means of total control over any existing irrigation system, control over the FertiGator™ distribution system, and in the future will provide control over other outdoor environment systems such as outdoor lighting and misting systems, and for a price that is attractive over existing controllers with lesser functionality.”

Fertigation Technologies’ CEO, Craig Lashmet states, “The release of iCon™ further underscores our continued leadership in advancing the lawn care industry’s growth and quality, and addressing important issues such as water conservation, environmental purity and safety solutions. Our FertiGator™ is the only patented, controllable, fertilizing and supplement distribution device, allowing a homeowner or lawn care company to control, by zone or irrigation head, how much lawn treatment to distribute. Now, our new iCon™, integrates into one “clock or timer” the total control over the irrigation system and the fertigation pump, and in the near future can control outdoor lighting and misting systems so that a homeowner, home builder, or lawn care company has total control over the outdoor landscape environment in one, easy to use controller. We believe there is simply no better way to fertilize and treat residential lawn and gardens.”

Fertigation Technologies unveils iCon™, its universal automatic lawn care controller at the upcoming international Irrigation Association Show in Tampa, FL from November 14-16, 2004. The product is commercially available worldwide on December 1, 2004.

About iCon™

Integrated Control - iCon™ integrates into one device the management of the home outdoor landscape environment. iCon™ manages the operation of any irrigation system of any manufacturer, combined with the integrated management of the only patented, zone controllable fertigation delivery device, the FertiGator™.

Upgradeable Design – iCon™ features an innovative design allowing unique customization for each specific landscape requirement. The controller is currently available for 6, 9, or 12 irrigation stations, and is soon available for irrigation systems with up to 24 stations. The use of iCon™ negates the need for the EZ-1 controller currently used in FertiGator™ Pro installations.

Water Conservation and Management - iCon™ currently has several water conservation features including a monthly percentage adjustment giving you the control to set, in advance, an entire year’s irrigation schedule based on historical seasonal requirements for the area. iCon™ has the ability to accept input from soil moisture sensors to automatically activate or shutdown the irrigation system based on real-time moisture needs. iCon™, in concert with the use of FertiGator™, and its proprietary formulas, contribute to water savings of up to 50% reduction over traditional irrigation systems and control mechanisms.

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About Fertigation Technologies and FertiGator™

Fertigation Technologies, Inc. and FertiGator™ is a leading edge manufacturer providing advanced lawn care solutions to the residential and commercial marketplace. They provide patented products allowing homeowners a carefree, all natural way to fertilize and treat their lawns through irrigation systems, while saving up to 50% in water usage. FertiGator™ also provides proprietary fertilizers and supplements that provide total lawn care, water saving properties, and all-natural repellents for pests as diverse as mosquitoes, fire ants, moles, and gophers. Fertigation Technologies is headquartered in St. Charles, MO, and is reachable via 866-344-2867, and its website, http://www.fertigator.com.

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