Jan. 4 2016
Marijuana growers in Central Oregon are exploiting a loophole to use federal reclaimed water in their growing operations. Federal policy imposed in May 2015 prohibits the use of water from federa ...
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Jan. 4 2016
The granddaddy of all the bowl football games is the Rose Bowl. Every New Years Day, fans from all over the country come to partake in the festivities of this event--and millions more watch it on tele ...
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Dec. 26 2015
No decision to change local leaf blower ordinances was the recommendation from the city advisory board in Naples, Florida. The city council, though, is set to meet in a few months to talk about mandat ...
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Dec. 25 2015
A landscape contractor in Fauquier County, Virginia, will spend 20 years behind bars. Carroll Edward Gregg, Jr., recently received a 26-year prison sentence for killing a tow truck driver who tried to ...
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Dec. 24 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that roughly one million small drones will be purchased before the end of the year, most of them ending up under Christmas trees. Many of these will ...
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Dec. 24 2015
Fort Sill is making headway on the first water reuse project in the state of Oklahoma. Construction is underway on infrastructure that will allow the Army base to clean up wastewater effluent and use ...
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Dec. 23 2015
Last winter was hard on everyone who worked outdoors. It was no easy task clearing off roads, driveways and parking lots under all that heavy snowfall. Now, with another winter upon us, some landscape ...
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Dec. 23 2015
Kubota Tractor Corporation in Torrance, California, announced recently that it is recalling some 11,500 of its utility vehicles. The recall pertains to the RTV-X1100C series diesel-powered vehicles so ...
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Dec. 22 2015
A milestone was reached on October 20, 2015, at Excel Industries, Inc., when its 500,000th lawn mower rolled off the assembly line. Headquartered in Hesston, Kansas, Excel Industries manufactures the ...
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Dec. 22 2015
The spending bill recently passed by Congress included some changes to the H-2B temporary worker visa program. There’s a lot of hyperbole about the bill quadrupling the number of visas, but it’s j ...
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Dec. 21 2015
One of the early trailblazers in the lawn care market, Millard Daily, passed away recently. We at Irrigation & Green Industry Magazine would like to express our condolences to his family and frien ...
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Dec. 21 2015
Mike Happe, a group vice president of The Toro Company, headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, has accepted a new position with Winnebago Industries, Inc. Happe will become president and CEO of the ...
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Dec. 19 2015
The state of Alaska is currently backing three teams who are working to bring running water to 3,300 rural homes. Each team is developing their own take on a simple, revolutionary idea: treating and r ...
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Dec. 18 2015
The county commissioners of Linn County, Oregon, decided that they will review their landscaping rules. The current rule is that there must be five potted plants and one tree planted for every 50 feet ...
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Dec. 17 2015
A Charlotte, North Carolina landscape contractor is facing scrutiny from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the state, after an influx of complaints from his customers. They claim to have paid thous ...
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Dec. 17 2015
Washington, D.C., may become a habitat for wildlife such as birds, butterflies and amphibians. A new pilot program will convert city-owned land, much of which is currently covered in turfgrass, to “ ...
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Dec. 16 2015
Green Light Lawn Care in West Lafayette, Indiana, is one of a number of landscape businesses who also do snow removal contracts over the chill winter months. This time of year, general manager John Ra ...
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Dec. 16 2015
A landscape contractor paid a fine of nearly $10,000 to the city of Lockport, New York, for using a fire hydrant without authorization and contaminating the local water system. The lawn maintenance co ...
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Dec. 15 2015
Lawns of America, a Hatfield, Pennsylvania non-profit company, is looking for local veterans who need their help. They provide free lawn care to local disabled veterans and the families of servic ...
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Dec. 15 2015
A free yard-debris disposal service in Saline County, Arkansas, is in jeopardy after landscape and lawn care businesses started using it. The massive amounts of debris that contractors are dropping of ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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