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ICC Resources In Place To Support Critical Water Issues In The West
The International Code Council and its Family of Companies have several resources available to assist jurisdictions, manufacturers and the public with critical water issues in California ...... Read More
Grubs, Deicing Damage or Dog Spots?
This past winter was long and cold and offered up plenty of snow and ice for much of the Great Lakes region, the Northeast and ...... Read More
Koch Agronomic Services Announces New Brand
WICHITA, Kan. — Koch Agronomic Services has developed a new brand name dedicated specifically to the turf and ornamental market: Koch Turf & Ornamental. The new ...... Read More
Dixie Chopper Wins Manufacturer Award
COATESVILLE, Ind. -The North American Equipment Dealer Association (NAEDA) has announced Dixie Chopper, part of Jacobsen, a Textron, Inc. company, as the winner of its 2015 ...... Read More
Mikulski Calls On Secretary of DHS To Audit H-2B Visas
Maryland Senator wants unused visas to be made available to eligible businesses. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), vice chairwoman of the ...... Read More
efco Announces New Distributor In Canada
BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Comet USA has recently signed MTI-Canada as a new distributor of efco power equipment. MTI-Canada is located in Levis, Quebec, and will cover ...... Read More
Monsanto Approaches Syngenta About A Takeover
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, has approached Syngenta AG about a takeover, almost a year after a previous attempt fell apart, according to ...... Read More
New York Fed Survey Points To Tightening Worker Market
If you think it's getting tougher to hire employees for your landscape/lawn service companies, specifically workers that possess basic skills, you are not alone. In ...... Read More
Three Powerful Houzz Marketing Tools
Boy are you all in for a treat!  I interviewed Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz, to get the scoop on how ...... Read More
Scott Jamieson Named New NALP Board President
National Association of Landscape Professionals announces new board leadership. HERNDON, Va. - The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) has announced that Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, ...... Read More

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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss all the issues surrounding keeping their employees and job sites safe. Equipment use, transportation, OSHA regulations, weather, apparel, etc.
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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
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Lawn & Landscape Maintenance - Mowing, Shrubs, Mulching, Etc.

Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Techniques, Ideas, Strategies, etc.
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Lawn Care Business Owners Discuss Equipment such as Walk Behind Mowers, ZTR Mowers, Line Trimmers, Backpack Blowers, Attachments, etc.
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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss fertilizers and plant nutrition: application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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Florida Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss pesticides, herbicides, licensing, legislation, application practices, equipment, pricing, products, manufacturers, suppliers and more.
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Recent Headlines from Turf Design Build Magazine

New Training Program Offered By SIMA
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The 2014-2015 winter was one for the books with many areas such as Boston receiving record amounts of snow. To remove snow ...... Read More
Property Values Rise
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities appreciated at a faster pace last year (4.6 percent), according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. Economists say this could be ...... Read More
Worldwide Boxer Distributor Network Expands
WINN, Mich. – Morbark, Inc., continues to aggressively expand the distributor network domestically and internationally for its Boxer line of compact utility loaders. Two of ...... Read More
Takeuchi Announces Rob's Hydraulics as New Dealer in North Carolina
Atlanta, GA – Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has announced Rob's Hydraulics, Inc. (RHI) as their newest dealer serving eastern North Carolina. ...... Read More
JCB Donates Equipment to Quake Zone in Nepal
SAVANNAH, GA – JCB is supporting the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal by donating backhoe loaders and electrical power generators worth around $1 million. Ten ...... Read More
Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Leads to More Hires in California
MODESTO, Calif. – Selling drought-resistant plants and shrubs makes for a drought-resistant business, as some area nurseries can attest. Current water restrictions imposed by the state, ...... Read More
The Art of Skid-Steer & CTL Maintenance
Because of their versatility, skid-steers and compact track loaders (CTLs) are good investments – and can be great investments if taken care of properly. However, ...... Read More
Nurseries Diversity To Grow
One-third of all plant nurseries went out of business since 2008, industry experts estimate. The industry was hit hard by the housing bust, competition from ...... Read More
JCB Dealer Network Expands with Addition of Cisco Equipment Sales
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Cisco Equipment Sales, LLC, headquartered in Odessa, Texas, will be opening a new division, Cisco JCB, at its San Angelo, Texas, location. ...... Read More
6 Interesting Gardening Facts
National Gardening Week was April 13-19 in the UK, and NationalGardeningWeek.Org.Uk listed some pretty interesting gardening facts to celebrate. Here are a few of them. ...... Read More
Landscapers Discuss Design, Architecture, Installation, Equipment, Plant Stock, Estimating, etc.
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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!
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Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors Discuss a Full Spectrum of Issues Involving Outdoor Lighting.
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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

Checkers Industrial Safety Products Partners with AlturnaMATS
Checkers Industrial Products, LLC and AlturnaMATS, Inc. merged in late March to expand their industrial safety product offerings to more markets. According to Jack Roser, ...... Read More
Fecon's New Depth Control Rotor Now Available for Excavators
Fecon's Depth Control Rotor system (DCR) is now available on all six excavator Bull Hog models. Building on Fecon's reversible Samurai Knife tool, the DCR ...... Read More
Kentucky Wood Expo Scheduled for September
The 2015 Kentucky Wood Expo has been scheduled for Sept. 18-19 at Masterson State Park in Lexington. Hosted by the Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA), ...... Read More
ALL Expands its Fleet with the Manitowoc MLC300
The ALL Family of Companies has purchased the ten new Manitowoc MLC300 crawler cranes, including the first model off the production line. The MLC300 includes ...... Read More
What's New
Take a look at these new products making an appearance in the tree industry. Innovative Aluminum Dump Body The Crysteel Manufacturing A-Tipper aluminum dump body ...... Read More
Arborjet Accepting Applications for College Scholarships
In an effort to help bright and promising young students to fulfill their dreams of entering careers in the arboriculture industry, Arborjet is seeking applicants ...... Read More
ECHO and Shindaiwa Reach Gold Level Status
North American dealers have ranked ECHO and Shindaiwa at Gold Level Status in The North American Equipment Dealers Association's (NAEDA) annual Manufacturer Relations Survey. "The ...... Read More
Insights Into Tree Care Accidents
Some professions are more dangerous than others. For some, like the tree care industry, going to work involves workers risking their limbs and even their ...... Read More
Davey Tree Acquires Kerns Brothers
The Davey Tree Expert Company has acquired Kerns Brothers Tree Service & Landscaping, a residential tree care company based near Wilmington, Delaware. This is Davey's ...... Read More
Pushing, Pulling, Going and Knowing
As any tree industry veteran knows, controlling a handheld internal combustion engine with any degree of precision and consistency is much more difficult than it ...... Read More
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Aspects of Tree Climbing, Pruning, and Felling.
Tree Service Professionals Discuss Different Types of Equipment and Accessories.
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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

Post Cards from the Golf Industry Show
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
Golf Course Equipment Managers Group Dissolves
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America will welcome equipment managers with membership The membership of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) voted to ...... Read More
Hurdzan To Prepare Masterplan For Westfield Group Country Club
The 36-hole Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio has tapped the talent of Hurdzan Golf Design to prepare a long range master plan ...... Read More
Hamilton Farm Golf Club Names Director of Grounds
Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey, has named Jason Harrison as Director of Grounds. Harrison comes to the position with a background in ...... Read More
His Own Run for the Roses
(Note: This was originally published in September 2014.) David Lehr, track superintendent at Churchill Downs, is a fixture at the home of the Kentucky Derby. ...... Read More
Redexim Turf Products Adds Sales Manager
John Elsea, of Wentzville, Missouri has joined Redexim Turf Products as sales manager of the factory direct store for Redexim North America in Valley Park, ...... Read More
Jim Letourneau
NAME | Jim Letourneau TITLE | President/COO, Foley United HOMETOWN | Hudson, Wisconsin What’s a day in the life for you in your job? Up ...... Read More
Symposium on Affordable Golf Heads to the Midwest
Inspired by a large turnout at the 2014 event in San Luis Obispo, California, this year's Symposium on Affordable Golf (SOAG) finds itself in the ...... Read More
Catching Up with My Old Pal Maurice 'Moe' Greens
I wondered how my good friend Maurice “Moe” Greens was getting through the winter, so we met up for a few drinks one snowy night. ...... Read More
Syngenta Adds Two New Products to Arsenal -- Appear and Heritage Action
Syngenta continues to keep busy with new products in the pipeline. At a press event at the company's Vero Beach, Florida, research facility earlier this ...... Read More
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Recent Headlines from Sportsfield Management Magazine

Doing More with Less
Worcester Academy, a private, independent, day and boarding school for grades six to 12 in Worcester, Massachusetts, takes its athletics very seriously. In 2013, the ...... Read More
Digging a Little Deeper: Five Things We Learned From Talking About Budgets
In May 2015’s  issue of SportsField Management magazine, the cover story titled “Beating the Budget" dealt with how field managers at various levels -- K ...... Read More
Beating the Budget
Do more with less. Stretch your funds. Find a way to make it work. Get creative. Hang in there. We’ve all likely heard those clichés ...... 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
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
STMA Names Business Development Manager
Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), the professional association for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide, names Eric Maydew as its new Business ...... Read More
Redexim Turf Products Hires Sales Manager
John Elsea, of Wentzville, Missouri has joined Redexim Turf Products as sales manager of the factory direct store for Redexim North America in Valley Park, ...... Read More
Why Can't We Have Both?
For 50 years we have argued the question: Which is the better sporting surface, natural grass or synthetic turf? The arguments can get emotional. I’m ...... Read More
Ecore Adds an International Sales Manager
Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces that makes people's lives better, has hired Chris as an International Sales Manager. "Chris ...... Read More
Draw the Line
In the days when all fields were grass, putting down lines for upcoming games was the job of the booster club or the coach or ...... Read More

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