Toro sprinkler systems linked to satellite weather forecasts

The Toro Co.'s sprinkler systems linked to weather satellites could be the wave of the future. As homeowners in California look to conserve water and keep their lawns green, smart sprinklers could provide the answer by watering lawns only when rain is not forecast. "How we use water is critical and just like automobiles, we have technology today that is so much better and more progressive than we had 10 or 15 years ago," said Phil Burkart, vice president of irrigation businesses for Toro in Riverside, Calif.

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