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Recent Headlines from Turf Magazine

CENTS 2016 Dates Updated
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that CENTS 2016 will take place, January 11-13 (Monday - ...... Read More
Kawasaki Consolidates All Functions in Single Location
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is consolidating all aspects of its management and product development processes in a ...... Read More
H-2B Supporters Gather in Washington Seeking Help from Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- About 100 supporters of the H-2B seasonal guest worker program, many of them contractors, gathered together on Capitol Hill Wednesday, April 15, seeking ...... Read More
California-Based Landscaper Ripping Lawns Out for Free
A Modesto-based landscaper is continuing to provide what he sees an essential service in drought-ridden California. What used to be a Manteca homeowner's putting green ...... Read More
JCB Finance to Partner with Bank of the West
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- On April 1, 2015, JCB Finance began partnering with Bank of the West as a branded virtual joint venture (VJV) captive finance ...... Read More
Lawns and Water Conservation Can Coexist
The water crisis in California could hardly be more severe than it already is. Due to the extreme seriousness of the circumstances Gov. Jerry Brown issued ...... Read More
Horizon Opens Maryland Store Down the Road from Wright Factory
FREDERICK, Md. – In its hometown, Wright Manufacturing's commercial lawn mowers can now be purchased just five minutes from where they are manufactured. Horizon, a ...... Read More
Project EverGreen's "Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids." Renovates Cobb County, Georgia Park
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Project EverGreen announces the completion of the first 2015 "Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids." renovation project with the enhancement of the entranceway to ...... Read More
Doug Macdonald Named ASIC Fellow
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Irrigation Consultant Doug Macdonald, vice president of Aqua Engineering in Fort Collins, Colorado, will be named an ASIC Fellow (FASIC) at the ...... Read More
Lowe's to Phase Out Neonicotinoids, Treated Plants After Investor Campaign
Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced it will phase out the sale of neonicotinoid insecticides from its stores and work with its suppliers to ...... Read More

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Lawn Care and Landscape business owners discuss business related issues, taxes, marketing, employees, licenses, advertising, software, scheduling, billing, insurance, associations, magazines and 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 topics surrounding franchising.
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Lawn Care and Landscaping business owners get to know other business owners and pros in your area. Work together, swap work, or meet for lunch!
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Lawn Care and Landscape Business owners discuss employment issues, H2B, post job offers, resumes and more!
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Equipment - Marketplace, Repair, Etc.

Nationwide used equipment ads. Members can sell and buy equipment from one another. No commercial/dealer posting allowed.
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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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 heavy equipment used by Green Industry professionals such as dump trucks, bull dozers, tractors and various other machinery
Lawn care and landscape business owners discuss tractors and the mechanics of equipment geared toward the Green Industry
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This forum is where you can post information about equipment you have had stolen, including when, where, description, serial numbers, etc.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
Lawn Care Business Owners and Professionals discussing business management topics that include: Best Practices, Adding/Offering Services, Business Tools, Logistics, Staffing, etc.
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Recent Headlines from Turf Design Build Magazine

CENTS 2016 Dates Updated
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that CENTS 2016 will take place, January 11-13 (Monday - ...... Read More
Kawasaki Consolidates All Functions in Single Location
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is consolidating all aspects of its management and product development processes in a ...... Read More
Megadrought Could Grip U.S. In Coming Decades
The long and severe drought in the U.S. Southwest pales in comparison with what’s coming: a “megadrought” that will grip that region and the central ...... Read More
Micro Irrigation Industry to Reach $8.13 Billion
A new market report says the Micro Irrigation Systems Market will reach $8.13 billion by 2020 – a 16.2 percent jump from 2014. North America ...... Read More
H-2B Supporters Gather in Washington Seeking Help from Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- About 100 supporters of the H-2B seasonal guest worker program, many of them contractors, gathered together on Capitol Hill Wednesday, April 15, seeking ...... Read More
California-Based Landscaper Ripping Lawns Out for Free
A Modesto-based landscaper is continuing to provide what he sees an essential service in drought-ridden California. What used to be a Manteca homeowner's putting green ...... Read More
JCB Finance to Partner with Bank of the West
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- On April 1, 2015, JCB Finance began partnering with Bank of the West as a branded virtual joint venture (VJV) captive finance ...... Read More
Doug Macdonald Named ASIC Fellow
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Irrigation Consultant Doug Macdonald, vice president of Aqua Engineering in Fort Collins, Colorado, will be named an ASIC Fellow (FASIC) at the ...... Read More
Get To Know Mark H. Hough
Mark Hough has been the university landscape architect at Duke University since 2000. Olmsted Brothers-designed Duke is an 8,000-acre campus. The Duke Forest comprises 6,000 ...... Read More
Lawns and Water Conservation Can Coexist
The water crisis in California could hardly be more severe than it already is. Due to the extreme seriousness of the circumstances Gov. Jerry Brown issued ...... 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!
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.
Landscaping business owners discuss upcoming industry trade shows you may want to attend or post pictures and information about trade shows you have attended.

Recent Headlines from Tree Services Magazine

Product Spotlight: Chain Saws and Accessories
ECHO ECHO's CS-490 chain saw is a lightweight alternative in the 50cc class. The CS-490 is equipped with a rugged 50.2cc professional-grade two-stroke engine with ...... Read More
Tree Talk: Cycling and Trees Don't Usually Go Together
In this case, it's the STIHL Tour des Trees, a weeklong, 500-mile cycling event held each year to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment ...... Read More
Bandit Industries Completes Another Expansion
Bandit Industries recently completed the fourth plant expansion in nine months to keep up with increasing demand for its equipment. All the plant expansions add ...... Read More
Proper Chain Saw Techniques
The chain saw: Ubiquitous tool of tree care, indispensable for many jobs and loathed for others. Still, it’s a tool that’s simply inseparable from modern ...... Read More
Product Spotlight: Tree Shears
Fecon Fecon offers single knife or dual knife Bunching Shears for skid steers and excavators to nimbly shear, lift, bunch and carry multiple trees with ...... Read More
History of Davey Tree at Kent Historical Society
The 135-year history of The Davey Tree Expert Company is on display as the Kent Historical Society's feature exhibit for 2015. The exhibit, titled "Davey ...... Read More
ALL Adds Nine Terex Cranes with Focus on Midwest Bridge Work
The ALL Family of Companies, a privately held crane rental and sales company in North America, has purchased a nine crane Terex package to answer ...... Read More
Davey Tree Acquires Nature First
The Davey Tree Expert Co. has acquired Nature First, a tree care residential/commercial company based near Santa Cruz, California. Nature First's approximately dozen employees provide ...... Read More
Southern Pine Beetle Reaches Connecticut
According to a new report, the destructive Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) has made its first appearance in Connecticut. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) ...... Read More
Work Trucks: The Importance of Feedback
Manufacturers discuss how they get user feedback, why it matters and how it determines what trucks, accessories and equipment to build. "How are we doing?" ...... 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.
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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

Locust Hill Country Club Recognized as Environmental Leader
Locust Hill Country Club, near Rochester, New York, has been recognized for its environmental achievements and commitment to sustainable operations by being accepted as a ...... Read More
BioSafe Names Jeff Rich as Texas Representative
 BioSafe Systems has expanded the sales territory of Jeff Rich into Texas as part of the turf and ornamentals sales team. Rich's sales successes since ...... Read More
Reinvention Is No Act
The sadness oozes from Armand LeSage’s voice – and it’s no act. LeSage feels for those who have been beaten down by excessive demands, tight ...... Read More
Is Your Office in Your Shop Up to Par (Pun Intended)?
This may seem like a slightly strange question to ask, but here it goes anyway: What’s in your office? Probably not something you think about ...... Read More
New E-Verify Service Expansion is Complete
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expands its myE-Verify services nationwide to combat fraud, protect identity and educate workers. Employees are able to create and ...... Read More
Firm, Fast and Irrigation Efficient
About 1,700 feet above sea level, along Tennessee’s Walden Ridge, is Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club, an H.H. Barker design that will celebrate its ...... Read More
Here's What You Missed
Catch up on some of the latest news from Superintendent Magazine. It’s Masters time. Augusta National Golf Club always wins. The facts, the myth and ...... Read More
Talking Foliar Feeding
We asked representatives from several foliar feeding companies: If there’s one thing about which you could educate superintendents regarding use of a foliar fertilizer, what ...... Read More
The Jordan Spieth Coolness Factor
Can Jordan Spieth, the winner of the Masters, be the new face of American golf? Spieth isn't only a great golfer, he’s grounded. Before Spieth, ...... Read More
Fast Times and the USGA
At the United States Golf Association’s annual meeting last month, someone asked USGA Executive Director Mike Davis what the association can do to lower green ...... Read More
Talking turf issues. Discuss all facets of golf course maintenance here.
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Recent Headlines from Sportsfield Management Magazine

USA Football and FieldTurf Accepting Grant Applications
For the fourth consecutive year, USA Football and FieldTurf is accepting applications for their annual Field Building Grants Program. Municipalities, school systems and tax-exempt youth leagues are eligible for a grant, ...... Read More
Steve Michaud Park is Minnesota's 2014 Sports Field of the Year
The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association (MPSTMA) presented the 2014 Field of the Year award to the City of Lakeville's Steve Michaud Park. ...... Read More
Safe and Sound
Carey Erven has managed the athletic fields for the University of Connecticut in Storrs for eight years. While the football team plays off-campus at Rentschler ...... Read More
Video: Sports Facility and Equipment Safety
This video, Sports Facility and Equipment Safety, is one of the latest instructional videos by the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), the ...... Read More
Video: Synthetic Turf Field Safety
This video, Synthetic Turf Field Safety, is one of the latest instructional videos by the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), the charitable ...... Read More
Video: Natural Grass Field Safety
This video, Natural Grass Field Safety, is one of the latest instructional videos by the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), the charitable ...... Read More
New Video Series? from STMA Charity
A series of short, instructional videos by the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), the charitable arm of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), ...... Read More
Industry Q&A: Nate Brueggeman
I am the Assistant Groundskeeper at Veterans Memorial Stadium For the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Kernels Ball Club, the Class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins ...... Read More
Ten Tips to Help You Make it to the "Bigs"
For many groundskeepers, it’s a dream to work for a professional sports team. Keep these ten tips in mind as you work toward your goal. ...... Read More
New E-Verify Service Expansion is Complete
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expands its myE-Verify services nationwide to combat fraud, protect identity and educate workers. Employees are able to create and ...... Read More

Recent Headlines from American Nurseryman Magazine

Field Notes: Cornus amomum
Here at Carolina Native Nursery in Western North Carolina, Cornus amomum (silky dogwood) is a plant that we're used to seeing on stream restoration project ...... Read More
Flower Bulb Research Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary
In 1965, the Dutch Flowerbulb Industry made the unique decision to start a research program at an American university. In 2015 the research program celebrates ...... Read More
2015 International Trials Conference Schedules Presentations from Plant Trial Experts
The 2015 International Trials Conference, to be held August 24-27, in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, has announced its list of ...... Read More
Armstrong Growers Acquires Do Right's Plant Growers
Armstrong Growers, a division of Armstrong Garden Centers Inc., announced that it has acquired the business assets of Do Right's Plant Growers in Santa Paula, ...... Read More
Potrisers To Help Drive Footfall to Garden Centers This Spring With New Campaign
Potrisers, the invisible pot feet for containers and statuary, is rolling out a campaign to support dealers this spring that includes over $2,500 in dealer ...... Read More
The Road to Immigration Reform
For far too long, immigration reform has been bandied about in the halls of Congress, the pros and cons of the issue bouncing back and ...... Read More
Southern Living Plant Collection Tree Named 2015 Georgia Gold Medal Plant Winner
Empress of China Dogwood, a high-performing tree in the Southern Living Plant Collection, received recognition as a Gold Medal Plant winner for 2015. Winners were ...... Read More
Showing Off
It's all about exposure. The more interested people who see your work--your plants, your designs-- the more likely it is you'll increase your customer and ...... Read More
Timberline Gardens Close in Midwest
Timberline Gardens, a west metro nursery, is closing after nearly two decades. The nursery will permanently close its doors at the end of September, making ...... Read More
Lallemand Expands Plant Care Unit's Presence Through Acquisition of BioForest
BioForest has become the latest addition to Lallemand's Plant Care division, bringing knowledge, experience and innovative product development to the privately owned Canadian company. Lallemand, ...... 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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Lawn care and landscaping business owners discuss the topic of alternative fuel types in this forum.

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