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Innovation in Irrigation

Technology at work.

Sharper designs, smoother flow, greater coverage—it takes meticulous measurements, relentless spot checks and a whole lot of elbow grease to get it right.

Irrigation Association Awards

The Irrigation Association has recognized four members of Nelson Irrigation’s team with the Industry Achievement Award. Bart Nelson, President, received this award in 1988. Larry Meyer, previous Vice President of Engineering, received the award in 1997. Bob Rupar, Vice President of Marketing, received the award in 2003 and George Sesser, Project Engineer, received the award in 2011.

On January 29, 2014 Bart Nelson received the Industry Leadership Award from the Washington Potato Foundation.

Irrigation Association New Product Contest Awards

  • 2020 - All-Flo PPR (Precision Plug Resistant) Regulator
  • 2018 - S7 Spinner
  • 2015 - 3030 Series with the 3NV Nozzle System 
  • 2006 - R33 Rotator® Sprinkler
  • 2002 - MP2000 MP Rotator® Sprinkler

AE50 Awards

The ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) has recognized a number of Nelson products with their AE50 Award. Experts in engineering hand-pick the very best in new products from the agricultural, food, and biological systems industries for innovation and impact.

  • 2016 - 3030 Series with 3NV Nozzle System
  • 2014 - TWIG® Wireless Control System
  • 2011 - 8200DC Irrigation Controller System, O3000 Orbitor Pivot Sprinkler
  • 2006 - 5FC Flow Control Nozzle
  • 2005 - PC-R3000 Rotator®
  • 2001 - Grab-On Drip Fittings, 800P + SR75A valve/gun, MRDC Mini-Regulator Drain Check
  • 1999 - PC-S3000 Sprinkler, R2000 WF Wind-Fighter Rotator® Sprinkler
  • 1998 - ACV200 Air Control Valve, N3000 Pivot Nutator, R5 Rotator®
  • 1996 - 3000 Series Pivot Products
  • 1995 - R2000 Rotator®
  • 1992 - Rotator®