Fifty Years of Efficiency
In 1972 Richard Nixon was President, the Beach Boys were turning out hits, and Jim Roberts was introducing the Spot-Spitter spray stake to the world of farming. After four years of perfecting it in his own citrus groves, US Patent 3,638,863 was issued and the Spot-Spitter was ready for prime time. This was half a century ago - nearly all irrigation was either flood or impact sprinkler, and drip was barely heard of.
After all these years the Spot-Spitter is still recognized as an innovative product for progressive growers. In fact, the Spitter is the single most relied-upon irrigation device in US outdoor nurseries, and it continues to grow into new and demanding applications such as cannabis and container grown berries. Just as significantly, nearly all micro-irrigated outdoor nursery containers in the US that do not use the Spitter rely on products based on its now-expired patent. From its humble beginning on Jim Roberts’ farm to being a global leader in efficient irrigation, the Spot-Spitter has made its mark on the world. Here’s to the next fifty years.
Today the Spot-Spitter is manufactured by Primerus Products and sold through the nation’s top irrigation dealers including Grow Irrigation. Visit www.GrowIrrigation.com or call us at (442)279-3152 to begin your journey with the world-famous Spot-Spitter.