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Recent Headlines from Turf Magazine

Dan Ariens Receives 2015 National STEM Education Partner Of The Year Award
BRILLION, Wis. - Ariens Company Chairman and CEO Dan Ariens received the 2015 National STEM Education Partner of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Technology ...... Read More
Landscape Industry Certified Manager Program Now Offered Online
HERNDON, Va. - The Principles of Turfgrass Management certification program is now available as an online course. Passing this international turf program will earn you ...... Read More
Ace Hardware Corp. Names Briggs & Stratton As Vendor Of The Year
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Briggs & Stratton (BGG) was recently recognized as 2014 Vendor of the Year by Oak Brook, Illinois-based Ace Hardware Corporation for its superior ...... Read More
Economic Indicators Point To A Strong 2015
Revisiting Dr. Charlie Hall's “Economic Outlook for the Green Industry in 2015″. I love webinars. They're great for sharing compelling information in an incredibly convenient ...... Read More
5 Visuals To Set Your Facebook On Fire
Facebook is obnoxiously cluttered these days. Your marketing needs to be short, succinct and have attention-grabbing visuals to stand out. Here are 5 things that many ...... Read More
GreenCare for Troops Expands to Assist Wounded, Disabled Veterans in Need
Cleveland, Ohio -- According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 3.6 million veterans with a service-related disability and the need ...... Read More
Greg Davis Named PLANET AEF 2015 Outstanding Educator Of The Year
HERNDON, Va. -- The PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation has named Greg Davis, head of academic advising in the Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources department of Kansas ...... Read More
Reinders Kicks Off 150th Anniversary At 22nd Conference
SUSSEX, Wis. – The theme of Reinders’ 22nd Green Industry Conference, "Celebrating Our Past with Our Eyes on the Future," was evident throughout the two-day show, ...... Read More
Students Compete at 39th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition
BYU – Idaho is first-place team and Zach VanDyke of Michigan State University is first-place student. HERNDON, Va. -- Approximately 800 students attended the 39th annual ...... Read More
Club Car Donates $10,000 to Folds of Honor Foundation
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Club Car President and CEO Marc Dufour presented a check for $10,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation on Friday, March 20. ...... Read More

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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss the mechanics of Green Industry specific equipment such as blowers, mowers, trimmers, and other manufacturer specific equipment
Discuss lawn care and landscaping trucks and accessories, as well as both open trailers and enclosed trailers, and their accessories.
Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss the use of ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and UTV (Utility Task Vehicles) for their business.
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Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss tractors and the mechanics of equipment geared toward the Green Industry
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Lawn Care and Landscaping Business Owners discuss renting and or leasing of equipment such as trenchers, skid steers, dump trucks and more.
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Lawn & Landscape Maintenance - Mowing, Shrubs, Mulching, Etc.

Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Techniques, Ideas, Strategies, etc.
Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Equipment such as Walk Behind Mowers, ZTR Mowers, Line Trimmers, Backpack Blowers, Attachments, etc.
Lawn Care and Landscape Business Owners Discuss The Maintenance of An Existing Landscape, Including Mulching, Flower Bed Maintenance, Spring and Fall Clean-Ups, Leaf Removal, etc...
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss fertilizers and plant nutrition: application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss organic garden management, fertilizing schedules, pricing, organic materials, techniques, weed control, disease, pest control, legislation, licensing, and more!
Lawn Care & Landscape Business Owners Discuss Aeration, Dethatching, Seeding, Soil Amendments, etc...
Florida Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
Lawn Care Business Owners and Professionals discussing business management topics that include: Best Practices, Adding/Offering Services, Business Tools, Logistics, Staffing, etc.

Recent Headlines from Turf Design Build Magazine

Bolder Borders
As spring arrives, the longer days and bright sunshine put a smile on everyone’s face. Whether you are recovering from a long, cold winter or ...... Read More
Big Equipment Buyers' Guide
From dump trucks to skid-steer loaders to bulldozers, big equipment becomes an essential part of any landscaper’s arsenal to ensure productivity. Choosing the right piece ...... Read More
The Power of a Flower
I attended the recent Great Big Home & Garden Show in Cleveland. With more than 600 exhibits, the show attracts more than 100,000 attendees, as ...... Read More
A Model For Green Building
The Naples Botanical Garden’s newly completed Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center (opened in late 2014) is serving as a model for green building in ...... Read More
5 Years of Growth
Five years of growth is what John Kennedy, owner of John Kennedy Consulting, Sykesville, Maryland, predicts for the green industry.   The business guru announced ...... Read More
Get to know Amy Ziffer, owner of the Shady Lady Garden Design
Amy Ziffer has been assisting clients in western Connecticut with their gardening needs since 1998. With the nickname “The Shady Lady” (due to the name ...... Read More
Two Industry Professionals Awarded by ASIC
STEPHEN SMITH TO BE HONORED WITH ROY WILLIAMS MEMORIAL AWARD ASIC'S HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dr. Stephen W. Smith, FASIC, CLIA, CAIS, will be awarded the ...... Read More
John Deere Honors Military Members with New Discount Program
CARY, N.C.  - In honor of the men and women who served or are currently serving in the United States military, John Deere introduces its ...... Read More
Whales & Other Underwater Wonders
American marine life artist Robert Wyland will be the keynote speaker for the general session at the 2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference Nov. 9 ...... Read More
Hillenmeyer Landscapes Expands Lawn Care Footprint with New Weed Man Territories
Toronto (March 6, 2015) - Hillenmeyer Landscapes, a Weed Man® franchise since 2003, has expanded its territory into the Lexington, Ky., and Nashville markets with ...... Read More
Landscapers Discuss Design, Architecture, Installation, Equipment, Plant Stock, Estimating, etc.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all aspects of irrigation, pricing, bidding, installation, maintenance, manufacturers, books, and various systems.
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Landscapers Discuss Patios, Walls, Drive Ways, Walk Ways and More!
Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors Discuss a Full Spectrum of Issues Involving Outdoor Lighting.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss the installation and maintenance of ponds, water gardens, along with fish, electricity, rocks, pricing, software, designs, filters, treatment, pumps, waterfalls and more.
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Landscaping business owners discuss upcoming industry trade shows you may want to attend or post pictures and information about trade shows you have attended.
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Recent Headlines from Tree Services Magazine

Six Pine Problems and How to Identify Them
1. Dothistroma needle blight: I've always referred to this one as the "wedding ring" disease, in that one of the common symptoms is the presence ...... Read More
Airspade Launches E-Commerce Website
AirSpade, a division of Guardair Corporation, has launched its brand new e-commerce website. Customers can now review, select and purchase AirSpade air excavation tools online. ...... Read More
Self-Regulation for Self Safety
A grieving mother who lost her son in a tree care accident in the late 1960s launched a campaign that helped form the American National ...... Read More
New Option Available for Beast XP-Series Recyclers
The newest discharge conveyor from Bandit Industries, Inc. offers an option for Beast-XP Series recyclers that provides both a 30-foot-discharge conveyor and a thrower, so ...... Read More
STIHL's Tour des Trees Benefits the TREE Fund
This year, cyclists will experience the scenery of Florida in Stihl's Tour de Trees. The 500-mile cycling tour rolls from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, Florida ...... Read More
Davey Graduates 51 from Davey Institute of Tree Sciences
The Davey Tree Expert Company's tradition of training arborists continues with the 106th graduating class of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.), Davey's flagship ...... Read More
What's New
Take a look at these new products making an appearance in the tree care industry. Effective Formulation and Delivery Arborjet's Arbor-OTC delivers an antibiotic punch ...... Read More
Product Spotlight: Grinders
Bandit The Bandit Beast will convert urban wood waste into higher value products and will produce a more uniform product, produce the material at a ...... Read More
Pine Problems
Pines are unique. If you’ve worked on a Christmas tree farm or an evergreen production nursery, you probably have a good sense of their growth ...... Read More
Homeowner Tree Care Accidents in 2014
In an analysis conducted by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), 23 of the 37 civilian tree care related accidents reported to the media in ...... Read More
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Aspects of Tree Climbing, Pruning, and Felling.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Types of Equipment and Accessories.
Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Use and Application of Different Kinds of Fertilizers and Pesticides. Tree Diseases Are Also Discussed.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Importance of Safety and The Different Types of Safety Accessories Available.
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Tree Service Professionals discuss their sawmilling experiences.
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Tree Service Professionals Discuss The Fire Wood Aspect of The Tree Service Business.
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Announcements, Press Releases, New Products for Tree Services

Recent Headlines from Superintendent Magazine

Postcards from the Golf Industry Show: John Deere
The big show, anchored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), was held Feb. 23-Feb. 26 in San Antonio, with most activities occurring ...... Read More
Postcards from the Golf Industry Show: Syngenta and Dan Jenkins
The big show, anchored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), was held Feb. 23-Feb. 26 in San Antonio, with most activities occurring ...... Read More
Postcards from the Golf Industry Show: Milt Engelke and Neil Cleverly
The big show, anchored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), was held Feb. 23-Feb. 26 in San Antonio, with most activities occurring ...... Read More
John Deere Celebrates 10 Years of Hybrid Technology at GIS
John Deere marked 10 years of providing hybrid technology at the Golf Industry Show, held in San Antonio from Feb. 21-26, 2015. John Deere's first ...... Read More
Careers on Course Program Continues for The First Tee in 2015
Teenage participants at four chapters of The First Tee, including Greater Dallas, Des Moines, The Triangle (North Carolina) and San Diego, will explore several aspects ...... Read More
Ference Insecticide and Secure Fungicide Now Registered to Tackle Turf Pests in New York
Ference insecticide and Secure fungicide  from Syngenta are now registered for sale in the state of New York. Golf course superintendents and industry professionals in ...... Read More
Let's Talk Golf with Paul Latshaw of Muirfield Village Golf Club
Holganix team member Rob Dillinger will sit down with Paul Latshaw, the superintendent of Muirfield Village Golf Club in an interview on March 25 at ...... Read More
Winter's Wallop
Northeast superintendents take wait-and-see approach to turf buried by snow and battered by cold. To say it was a tough winter in New England is ...... Read More
Zachary Reicher Joins Bayer CropScience
Zachary Reicher, Ph.D. has joined Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience, as a member of the Bayer Green Solutions Team. The team of technical ...... Read More
It's No Surprise- Augusta National and Arnold Palmer Win Over Superintendents
When it comes to the job, Superintendents' tasks and techniques vary from course to course. In our fourth annual Super Survey, we asked over 400 ...... Read More
Talking turf issues. Discuss all facets of golf course maintenance here.
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Recent Headlines from Sportsfield Management Magazine

Churchill Downs for the Sportsfield Managers
There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes on to make an event like the Kentucky Derby come together so perfectly. In fact, we’re ...... Read More
Reinders Celebrates 150 Years
The theme of Reinders 22nd Green Industry Conference, "Celebrating Our Past with Our Eyes on the Future," was evident throughout the two day show, held ...... Read More
On Old Man Winter and the Boys of Summer
Spring of 2014 was a terrific challenge for many baseball and softball field managers. Old Man Winter hung around too long, as he sometimes does, ...... Read More
The Head of Hallowed Ground
Standing on the dirt track near the inside race rail, David Lehr takes in the sweeping view of Churchill Downs, which is laid out in ...... Read More
John Wiblishauser Joins Grigg Brothers
John Wiblishauser has joined Grigg Brothers as technical sales representative for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. His responsibilities include sales and business development, agronomic and ...... Read More
Truckin'
When it comes to machines that drive, Jacobsen Product Manager Chris Fox knows a few things about sports field managers’ wants and needs. Fox knows ...... Read More
Sand, Silt and Clay Ratio - Do You Have It Right?
All soils consist of sand, silt and clay. The infield mix is the combination of these components plus any conditioners or additives. All three components ...... Read More
Target Technologies Teams with ArmorLock
Target Technologies International Inc. (TTII) is teaming with ArmorLock Industries LLC in a strategic distribution agreement for the ArmorLock Turf Seaming System. ArmorLock is a ...... Read More
Soil Conditioners 101- What to Look For
Maintaining your infield with mixes and conditioners before summer arrives is essential. Here’s what to look for when shopping for soil conditioners. Know your mineral: ...... Read More
Turface Athletics Announces 'My Turface Story' Winner
Turface Athletics announces the 2014 winner of the "My Turface Story" promotion, a contest designed to reward members of the sports field industry for turning to ...... Read More

Recent Headlines from American Nurseryman Magazine

Oly-Ola goes global
Oly-Ola Edgings has launched Oly- Ola Global, dedicated to serving landscape architect and contractor customers worldwide. Oly-Ola Global integrates the North American expertise of Oly-Ola ...... Read More
Protecting Bees & Pollinators Video Demystifies What Horticulture Needs to Know
The Horticultural Research Institute, in collaboration with AmericanHort, Society of American Florists, and the American Floral Endowment, released an educational video that provides information on ...... Read More
PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation Awards Scholarships to 53 Students
The PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) presented scholarships and awards to students at the 39th annual PLANET Student Career Days--The National Collegiate Landscape Competition--held ...... Read More
Greg Davis Named PLANET AEF 2015 Outstanding Educator of the Year
The PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) announced the recipient of its 2015 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award--Greg Davis, head of academic advising in ...... Read More
Redesigned Survey Reveals Latest Residential Landscape Design Trends
Sustainable and low-maintenance design are the top trends for residential landscape projects, according to the 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American ...... Read More
HRI kicks off 2015 fundraising
More than $85,000 in donations and pledges capped the Horticultural Research Institute's winter reception at MANTS in January, during which AmericanHort president and CEO Michael ...... Read More
Cultivate'15 Offers Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System Credits
Landscapers and landscape architects will be able to earn professional development credits during Cultivate'15, July 11-14. Twenty-six sessions have been approved with 27.75 professional development ...... Read More
America in Bloom Announced Participants of 2015 National Awards Program
According to awards chairperson Jack Clasen, “We have 42 communities this year, a 27% increase over last year. The great news is that we have ...... Read More
'Biokova' geranium chosen PPA 2015 Plant of the Year
Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Biokova' has been selected as the Perennial Plant Association's 2015 Plant of the Year. An outstanding groundcover, 'Biokova' performs beautifully in average, ...... Read More
Farm Bill Funding Announced: Another Success for the Green Industry
On March 18, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $57.9 million in funding for this year under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ‘Section ...... Read More

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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss power washing and pressure washing as an additional service to offer.
Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss selling Christmas trees and other seasonal products like pumpkins, flowers, etc.
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