New Toro Precision Soil Sensor Continues to Win Awards

  New Toro Precision Soil Sensor Continues to Win Awards

   Innovative irrigation product honored with numerous awards acknowledging

Business Wire

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- April 24, 2013

When Toro^® unveiled the new Precision™ Soil Sensor, the irrigation industry
took notice. That recognition continues with many journalists and industry
professionals around the world praising this innovative technology for its
capabilities and water-saving benefits.

The Precision™ Soil Sensor recently received theGrand Prix award at the
Garden Show Prague in the Czech Republic. Additionally, the Irrigation
Association named it as the show’s New Product Contest Winner for the
Turf/Landscape category in November 2012.

Other awards in 2012 include being honored with a Popular Mechanics’ Editor’s
Choice Award. Handy Magazine also designated the Precision™ Soil Sensor with
its annual Innovations Award, acknowledging breakthrough technology for home
and lawn care products, and Home Improvement Executive awarded the product
first place in Underground Irrigation Innovation.

The Precision™ Soil Sensor allows homeowners to know how much moisture is in
the soil beneath their lawn. If adequate moisture levels are present, the soil
sensor prevents the sprinkler system from turning on; conversely, if there’s a
moisture deficiency, the sensor will allow the system to deliver the needed
amount of water to the lawn. This automated control prevents wasteful
over-watering and damaging under-watering, and saves homeowners up to 35% on
their annual exterior water usage.

In addition to the awards, the Precision™ Soil Sensor has been mentioned in
numerous publications and websites such as Men’s Home Journal, Reader’s
Digest, Business Journal, USA,,, and

For more information about the Soil Sensor please visit

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative
turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor
lighting solutions. With sales of more than $1.9 billion in fiscal 2012,
Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries through strong
relationships built on integrity and trust, constant innovation, and a
commitment to helping customers enrich the beauty, productivity and
sustainability of the land. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of
excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf
courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential
properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at


The Toro Company
Vana Ankeny, 951-785-3742
Sr. Manager, Marketing Communications
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