Jan. 30 2016
An investigation into illegal drug activity led to the arrests of two men suspected of stealing lawn care equipment from a business in Jackson County, Georgia. The suspects are charged with stealing n ...
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Jan. 29 2016
The first space flower is in full bloom on the ISS (International Space Station). A team of NASA researchers is celebrating the success of a zinnia grown with the Vegetable Production System. Known a ...
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Jan. 28 2016
Some may recall this past July when Evans Landscaping of Newtown, Ohio, was raided by the FBI. At the time, the reason for the raid was unclear, except that it seemed to involve city contracts, a loca ...
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Jan. 28 2016
Oregon produces a lot of cool-season grass seed, it’s their most popular crop, and it brings the state a lot of money. Of course, whenever you try and grow one type of plant, every other plant in th ...
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Jan. 27 2016
Oklahoma is facing a rare, possibly even unprecedented problem. In 2013, the state had about three dozen earthquakes registering above a 3.0 on the seismometer, but last year, they had around 1,000. T ...
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Jan. 27 2016
With neighborhoods on alert for heavy snow and rain, it’s a good time to take a look at the condition of the trees on the landscapes you manage. Inspecting and trimming trees now can prevent damage ...
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Jan. 26 2016
Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced a change in policy regarding the use of lake water in Georgia. As part of updating their regulations to comply with federal law, the organi ...
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Jan. 26 2016
This past March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) threw down the gauntlet on glyphosate, classifying it as a probable human carcinogen. Glyphosate i ...
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Jan. 25 2016
ASIC regional conferences have become a hallmark for networking and a great mix of education. The Southeast Regional Conference of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) will hold its r ...
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Jan. 25 2016
Bill Wright, CEO of Wright Manufacturing, has been selected to receive a 2016 Maryland International Business Leadership Award. The award is sponsored by the World Trade Center Institute, a regional b ...
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Jan. 23 2016
Every year in the South and along the West Coast, property owners suffer from the intrusion of lawn burweed (soliva sessilis) into their backyards and landscapes. The low-lying winter annual looks a l ...
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Jan. 22 2016
A landscape contractor based in Beloit, Kansas, is riding his bicycle 3,800 miles across the country to raise money for two cancer patients in his hometown. Jake Haskett owns and operates a landscape ...
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Jan. 21 2016
A landscaping and snow removal business will soldier on—minus a few trucks and a lot of other equipment—after an accidental fire leveled its main building in Eaton Rapids, Michigan ...
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Jan. 21 2016
A new master-planned community in Houston, Texas, is going to be the first of its kind, an ‘agrihood.’ All the homeowners in the Harvest Green development will have the chance to practice the farm ...
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Jan. 20 2016
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a new rule which requires ethanol-blended fuels to be labeled at the pump. This safety measure will be especially valuable for commercial mowers be ...
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Jan. 20 2016
Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, recently filed a lawsuit against the landscape company C & C Tree Service and 14 of its employees, for preying upon Indianapolis citizens to the tune of ten ...
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Jan. 19 2016
Experts on a panel for food safety, overseen by the California Central Valley Water Board, believe that reusing water is generally a smart idea, especially as California grapples with increasing water ...
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Jan. 19 2016
A former secretary at A & G Irrigation in Jerome, Idaho, pleaded guilty to two counts of grand theft for writing company checks to herself, worth thousands of dollars. She was charged in March 201 ...
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Jan. 18 2016
The now-former employee of a landscape company in Mars, Pennsylvania, lost his job after he appeared on a video, harassing and shouting racial epithets at a group of activists. The group was protesti ...
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Jan. 18 2016
A man and woman in Minden, Louisiana, are accused of breaking into a storage building, stealing and pawning yard tools worth thousands of dollars. The police chief said the victim called police and t ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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