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Save Water and Money During Smart Irrigation Month

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jul, 22, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

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Explore Smart Irrigation Month with Corona Tools and Ewing Irrigation on a live Twitter chat. July is Smart Irrigation Month, an Irrigation Association initiative to increase awareness of the value of water use.  And to also grow demand for water-saving products, practices and services. Whether you are watering a home or a business, there are many ways to participate in the Smart Irrigation Month campaign.

A Look at Smart Irrigation Month 

First launched in 2005, Smart Irrigation Month is gaining traction as stakeholders recognize the positive impact efficient irrigation and water use provides. Focused on July, this campaign provides a unified marketing platform and is designed to: Educate businesses, homeowners, growers/producers and other users about efficient water use. Encourage industry firms and professionals to promote smart irrigation practices and technologies. Position your organization as a leader in smart water stewardship. Find out how you can get smart and save money not only during July, but all year round!

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Ewing Irrigation will lead this informative discussion live on on #Landscapechat via Twitter. Ewing provides landscape, irrigation and golf course professionals with the supplies they need to create healthy, sustainable environments. Founded in 1922 as an irrigation distributor, Ewing's breadth of products has evolved to include water management solutions, agronomic supplies, landscape lighting, water features, hardscape and erosion control.  They will also share information about their new training classes on irrigation, landscape enhancements, and more.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Social Media & Digital Strategist, Laurie Ory, tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #landscapechat find out more answers to these key takeaways for Save Water and Money for Smart Irrigation Month

  • Learn three ways to save water in almost any landscape
  • Top smart controllers and sensors
  • The best types of emitters for saving water
  • Boost soil water-holding capacity
  • Get drought and water-saving resources

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Topics: Corona Tools, Ewing Irrigation, Smart Irrigation Month, Saving Water

Tips for Adding Water Features to Gardens and Landscapes

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, May, 13, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

Ewing-PondWaterfall-5-2015Small"Water is the soul of the garden," noted Gertrude Jekyll, the influential British Horticulturist and Garden Designer who created more than 400 gardens in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. in the early part of the twentieth century.

On the upcoming #Landscapechat on Twitter, the folks at Ewing Irrigation will cover water features, ponds, and waterfalls. and give tips and tricks to creating an oasis in your home or clients' gardens. Discuss both still and moving water, and the delights of sound that a fountain or waterfall can add.

Do you know how to calculate the size pump that will work best? Or the best practices if algae invades your water feature?  Join Corona Tools for this excellent topic and conversation.  It's a great forum to come and share your experiences, successes and failures using water in the landscape. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Social Media & Digital Strategist Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for Water Features and Ponds: 

Conservation - Learn tips to prevent water waste

Features and Benefits - Review the types of water features and benefits

Pump Smart - Learn how to pick the right pump

Pond Maintenance Tips - Discover some easy how-to tips from the pros

Green Slime - Discuss how to deal with algae in your garden water feature

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, Water Features and Ponds

Tips to Spruce Up Your Sprinkler System with EPA Water Sense

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Apr, 26, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Ewing-4-23-2015EPA-sprinkler-spruce-up-infographicSprinkler season is nearly upon us. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Water Sense program suggests that people choose Water Sense labeled products in your home and business landscapes, as well as taking simple steps to save water each day.

Ewing Irrigation and Corona Tools welcome special guest, EPA Water Sense, to kick off #SprinklerSpruceUp Month and share information on saving water with homeowners and landscapers. What tips can you offer fellow tweeps on the chat? Learn more about "Inspect, Direct, Connect, Select" on this upcoming #Landscapechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and chat partner Ewing Irrigation with Social Media & Digital Strategist, Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation along with special guest EPA Marketing, Development & Social Media Outreach Director, Kathleen Horan tweeting as @EPAWaterSense for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat learn about these 6 key takeaways for #SprinklerSpruceUp 

What is a "Sprinkler Spruce Up"? and how it came about

EPA-Recommended Tips for Homeowners #SprinklerSpruceUp 

Hear what EPA recommends when it comes to watering times for yards and landscapes

Key Factors to Smart Irrigation that homeowners need to know

Discussion of the impact this program has had on water conservation in general

Resources Discover what resources for improving irrigation systems

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, #SprinklerSpruceUp Month

Have a Better Lawn with Less Water

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Mar, 25, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

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Spring is a great time to work on your lawn, and April is National Lawn Care Month! Depending on the type of turf, there are lots of Spring Lawn Care Tips, in particular, how to create a better lawn with less water. Join Ewing Irrigation Products and Corona Tools for #Landscapechat to learn more about lawn care with less water. 

Ewing provides landscape, irrigation and golf course professionals with the supplies they need to create healthy, sustainable environments. Founded in 1922 as an irrigation distributor, Ewing's breadth of products has evolved to include water management solutions, agronomic supplies, landscape lighting, water features, hardscape and erosion control.  Ewing Irrigation will also share information about their new training classes on irrigation, landscape enhancements, and more.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Social Media & Digital Strategist Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for Better Lawns with Less Water

The benefits of turf and lawns
How to reduce lawn water, chemical and fertilizer needs
Choosing the right grass type for your climate
Watering the right amount
Smart irrigation products and rebates for lawns

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Photo courtesy of Ewing Irrigation 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, Ewing's Water Wednesdays, Better Lawns with Less Water

Landscape and Irrigation Specialists Gather at Irrigation Show 2014

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Nov, 14, 2014 @ 18:11 PM

Irrigation Show on Corona Tools LandscapechatThe irrigation industry will be heading to Phoenix, AZ., November 17-21 for the 2014 Irrigation Show. It's the largest irrigation exhibition in the world and truly includes everything under the sun in water management systems, products and services. Corona and #landscapechat partners, Ewing Irrigation and Lawn & Landscape along with many chat regulars, will meet up and tweetup on this week's #landscapechat!    

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner @EwingIrrigation Social Media & Digital Strategist, Laurie Ory as they host the Irragation Show 2014 #Landscapechat tweetup! Tweet with us live on the show floor at the Ewing Irrigation booth (519) on Wednesday, November 19 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key topic discussion points will include:  

Irrigation Show- Get a glimps of the show, its founder, areas of focus and objectives.

On Tap in 2014 - Discover what are the latest irrigation issues and topics being discussed. 

Innovative Products & Awards - See the 2014 innovative products for agriculture, landscape and golf, lighting and specialty products on display. 

Irrigation Educational Sessions - Discover practical techniques, best practices and "how-to's" at irrigation seminars and technical sessions.

Exhibitors at IS 2014 - Check out more than 300 industry exhibitors on display at the biggest irrigation event.

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

Topics: #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, irrigation

Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems - Ewing Irrigation, Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Sep, 18, 2014 @ 13:09 PM

Sprinkler EwingIrrigation[small]Does your irrigation system give you fits? Let Ewing Irrigation help Troubleshoot on #Landscapechat. Ewing provides landscape, irrigation and golf course professionals with the supplies they need to create healthy, sustainable environments. Founded in 1922 as an irrigation distributor, Ewing's breadth of products has evolved to include water management solutions, agronomic supplies, landscape lighting, water features, hardscape and erosion control.  Ewing Irrigation will also share information about their new training classes on irrigation, landscape enhancements, and more.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Director of Education Jeffrey Knight and Social Media & Digital Strategist Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, September 24 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems: 

Signs of irrigation system issues - tell-tale indicators to watch for

Common problems - learn which are the top 3-5 challenges 

Fix-it tips - for do it yourselfers

When to call an irrigation professional -when is the problem is better handled by an expert?

Preparing irrigation systems for winter - Looking forward to fall and winter prep

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of SDCWA 

Topics: #Landscapechat, Corona Tools, Ewing Irrigation

The Water/Soil Connection with Ewing Irrigation and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Aug, 21, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

EwingIrrigation soil test dirt earth turf resized 600Make the soil/water connection. This week's #Landscapechat starts with soil basics and how an understanding of soil types helps clarify the role of soil in water use. The discussion continues with a discussion of soil testing and then how soil and water holding capacity can be improved. The chat wraps up with information on soil moisture sensors. The chat runs live on Twitter in real time. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation Social Media and Digital Specialist Laura Ory @EwingIrrigation for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, August 27 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Role of soil in water use

Understanding soil types 

What soil testing can tell you

Improving your soil

Using soil moisture sensor

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of TLC Magazine

Topics: #Landscapechat, Corona Tools, Ewing Irrigation, soil/water connection

Save Water and Money With a Smart Controller

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jul, 23, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

EwingIrrigationSmartController resized 600With the disruptions of needed rainfall across the country in recent months, it seems obscene to see sprinklers pouring out water during a shower. Smart Controllers avoid this pitfall. For example, Water sensors shut off irrigation equipment when enough water has been applied. While manual overrides can achieve the same result, rain sensors are another reliable method of eliminating redundancy or overwatering. Soil moisture sensors are still another option and will shut off the irrigation when the soil is moist and irrigation is no longer needed. Evapotranspiration (ET) controllers adjust run times by calculating the correct amount of water to apply, taking the guesswork out of programming watering times. Some ET controllers use broadcast or online-transmitted data based on current weather station information and adjust the watering program. Find out how Smart Controllers save you both water and money on this week's #landscapechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Ewing Irrigation Social Media & Digital Strategist, Laura Ory @EwingIrrigation. The live chat begins Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

How to save water with a smart controller
How they work: What makes an irrigation controller smart?
Different types of smart controllers
Features, options and add-ons for Smart Controllers

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Topics: #Landscapechat, Corona Tools, Sprinklers, Ewing Irrigation, Smart Controllers

Tips for Making Your Landscape Water Efficient

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, May, 27, 2014 @ 20:05 PM

Corona Tools LandscapechatSummer is upon us which means for many of us, hot and dry is in our landscape's forecast. Over the next several months, folks will start adding more time to their watering systems and adding more in bills to their local water agency.  So this year, make your landscape more water efficient, using less water while still enjoying the all the beauty and tranquility that landscapes provide.  It's our Water Wednesday topic on #Landscapechat and the we have tips from the experts who can help.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #landscapechat partner @EwingIrrigation Laura Ory, Social Media + Digital Strategist for Ewing Irrigation for this week's topic: Water Efficient Landscapes. The live chat begins Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscaping peeps each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.  

Discussion Overview

Plant Selection - Learn why choosing the right plants for your landscape can have a big impact on your water usage. 

Know the Zone - Understand why it's important to group plants together with the same water needs as those around them.

Cutting Back - Discover how pruning back your plants can help save you water in your landscape during the Summer heat. 

Summer Lawn Care - Hear some great tips about Summer lawn care that can help reduce your watering needs in the landscape.

Lawn Alternatives - Discuss some alternatives to lawn that could have some lasting benefits to your landscape (and your wallet) all year long. 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #landscapechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Maximizing the effciency in your landscape isn't just for areas that are in hot an dry locations.  These water efficient practices are fundamentals that should be applied to any landscape and can help reduce our water needs and water supplies.  If you have an outdoor garden or landscape, then this Water Wednesday's #Landscapechat will be an hour of information and tips that you won't want to miss! Come and join us!

Topics: Summer, watering, pruning, #Landscapechat, Lawn Care, Ewing Irrigation

Irrigation: How Make Every Drop Count

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Apr, 29, 2014 @ 17:04 PM

All About SprinklersAll About Sprinklers is the topic of Water on Wednesday April 30, 2014 on #Landscapechat. The objective of sprinkler irrigation is the efficient delivery of water to targeted plants in order to maintain plant health. We'll chat about how to avoid over-watering and make every drop count. 

There are several different types of sprinklers, including spray heads, rotors and rotary nozzles/rotators, providing great variation for all types of soils and landscape plantings of different heights.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #landscapechat partner @EwingIrrigation Laura Ory, Social Media + Digital Strategist for Ewing Irrigation for this week's topic: All About Sprinklers. The live chat begins Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscaping peeps each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.  

Discussion Overview

Too Much Is Never a Good Thing - Understanding the application rate of each irrigation zone ensures the proper amount of water. 

Be Flexible - Learn why it's important to provide flexible timing, both daily and seasonally

Efficiency Saves Plants and Water - Discuss why it's important to keep sprinklers working efficiently 

Hydrozoning - Hear why you should group plants with the same water needs together to make every drop count

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools LandscapechatThe April 30, 2014  #Landscapechat topic is All About Sprinklers with Ewing Irrigation. Sprinkler Spruce Up, water-efficient nozzles, rotors vs. sprays and other features that will help you to be water efficient in your landscape. 

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #landscapechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

If you'd like to learn more about sprinklers and proper irrigation irrigation techniques in your landscape, then this Water Wednesday's #Landscapechat will be an hour of information and tips that you won't want to miss! Come and join us!

Topics: watering, #Landscapechat, Corona Tools, Sprinklers, Ewing Irrigation

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