Oct. 26 2015
The state of Illinois recently ended its longtime quarantine designed to limit the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB). The quarantine has been in place since 2007, and dropping it signals that the ...
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Oct. 26 2015
The mid-market private equity firm SCG Partners recently purchased three Florida landscape companies. Green Leaf Landscaping & Irrigation, M&M Professional Grounds, and A New Look Lawn Care we ...
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Oct. 24 2015
A group of University of California-Riverside student engineers won a sustainable development award for a device that reduces harmful emissions from lawn mowers and other small engine tools. Reza Abba ...
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Oct. 24 2015
At least 19 deaths have been confirmed as a result of the “Thousand Year Storm” that struck South Carolina earlier this month. It is expected to cost the state billions, and catastrophic flooding ...
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Oct. 22 2015
For New England landscape businesses that also do snow removal, winter can be the most wonderful time of the year. After last year’s unprecedented snowstorms, residents are making sure they’re pre ...
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Oct. 22 2015
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is currently investigating a landscape firm that connected to a local water supply without official authorization. According to Department of P ...
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Oct. 21 2015
In the past 30 years, more than 9,000 Americans have died from heat-related illnesses. Many of these illnesses strike people who routinely work outside in hot weather. But now, advances in technology ...
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Oct. 21 2015
It may soon be possible to monitor a plant’s water status in real time, thanks to an advancement made by the University of California-Davis. The university is currently licensing a technology they r ...
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Oct. 20 2015
Syracuse, New York-based Plowz & Mowz began last year as an on-demand app for plowing in the city that sees an annual snowfall of 124 inches. The response from local businesses was so overwhelming ...
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Oct. 20 2015
Robert Berg thought he had enough security around his trailer full of mowing equipment for his San Francisco Bay-area landscape work, but now he’s not so sure. “I don’t know what enough is,” h ...
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Oct. 19 2015
In March, the World Health Organization issued a declaration which classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Glyphosate is the primary ingredient in the commonly-used pesticide R ...
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Oct. 19 2015
Launched in June of this year, The Water Zone radio show has been extended to air through the end of 2015. The Toro Company signed with NBC Radio affiliate KCAA Radio 1050 AM to spearhead a weekly on ...
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Oct. 17 2015
A grant of approximately $400,000 was given to the Lake County Soil & Water Conservation District in central Florida. The award is intended to encourage irrigation efficiency and protect nat ...
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Oct. 16 2015
Jeff and Kathleen Johnson of Moraga, California, were ready to get rid of their pool. When they bought their house 15 years ago, the 30,000-gallon swimming pool was a delight for their two daughters ...
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Oct. 15 2015
With the fall foliage season in full swing, landscape contractors with snow removal contracts are starting to think ahead to the cold months to come. As always, there’s a balance to be struck with c ...
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Oct. 15 2015
Lawn care business owners and landscape contractors in Cincinnati, Ohio, can give back to their community by mentoring at-risk youth. This is the premise of Tim Arnold’s non-profit business, Lawn Li ...
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Oct. 14 2015
A Georgia man has invented an air-conditioned suit for people who work outdoors. Dustin Sims, who owns a landscaping business, got the idea after suffering through one too many southern summers. Init ...
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Oct. 14 2015
It’s not every day that a landscaping project ends with a major archaeological discovery. But’s that what happened in 2008 with a work crew in Boulder, Colorado, who stumbled upon ancient tools wh ...
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Oct. 13 2015
One resident of Bel Air, California, is reported to have used 11.8 million gallons of water in one year. This is roughly the equivalent of 32,000 gallons daily, or 1,300 gallons hourly. The suspect re ...
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Oct. 13 2015
Three former workers of the landscape company Murray, Inc., in Punta Gorda, Florida, allege that they were ripped off by their employer. Charles Battle, Rene St. Marc and Richard Thomas, from Fo ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry