Nelson Irrigation’s 3030 Series Pivot Sprinklers with the new 3NV Nozzle System received both the Irrigation Association’s New Product Award for Agriculture as well as ASABE’s AE50 Award.

The Irrigation Association’s New Product Contest winners were announced on November 20 at the General Session at the IA show in Long Beach, California. First place and honorable mention winners were recognized in four categories: agriculture, golf, turf/landscape and specialty. Products were evaluated by a panel of judges based on innovative and/or “changed for the better” qualities, increased water efficiency, ease of use, cost benefits, time savings and design quality.  This is the 3rd New Product award Nelson has received from the IA since 2002 when the contest began.

AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The 3030 Series and the 3NV Nozzle will be featured in the January/February 2016 special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.

Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries. The AE50 awards program is sponsored by Resource to emphasize the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.