Sept. 5 2017
Southern pine beetles have long been a major forest pest in the South. The beetles historically starve evergreens to death. They tunnel though a tree’s bark and feast on a vital layer of tissue that ...
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Sept. 4 2017
Drones are increasingly being used for all kinds of things, from fetching supplies to landscape and irrigation workers working way out in the field, to delivering packages from online retailers. Now t ...
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Sept. 2 2017
For Prairieview Landscaping in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, the recent lack of rain has been a problem for their maintenance work. General manager Lindy Loschen often gets calls from clients whose gras ...
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Sept. 1 2017
Hurricane Harvey is bringing out the best in people—especially those in the green industry, as it has during other national disasters. Tony Bass, CEO of Super Lawn Trucks, Inc., in Fort Valley, Geor ...
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Sept. 1 2017
Now, in the dog days of summer, may be the best time to start contacting your clients to prepare their landscapes for fall and winter, according to Calvin Finch, retired horticulturalist with Texas A& ...
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Aug. 31 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging business owners to take advantage of their Onsite Consultation Program, and they have some compelli ...
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Aug. 31 2017
In Overland Park, Kansas, last week, a family was stranded on the safety of their roof, due to rising flood waters, and authorities couldn’t reach them for evacuation. Spencer Sherf was watching new ...
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Aug. 30 2017
There are about 40 landscape companies in Carlstadt, New Jersey, but only one of them, Lawn Boy, is registered with the state Division of Consumer Affairs. Now, Bruce Young, deputy zoning official wit ...
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Aug. 30 2017
James Harrison’s twitter feed, as you might expect for a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is filled with feats of strength. He’s an impressive dude, with a lot of muscle mass and endurance ...
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Aug. 29 2017
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning businesses not to be fooled by an email phishing scam currently making the rounds. The criminal sends emails which appear to come from a company’s owner ...
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Aug. 29 2017
Thomas Dorsey, founder of Dorsey Wright & Associates, credits the idea for his firm to a moment he had during the 2008 financial crisis. While millions were losing their retirements, he was lookin ...
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Aug. 28 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has a problem. The growth of the city is eventually going to outstrip its water supply, and signs of the stress on the city’s water infrastructure have been largely ignored ...
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Aug. 28 2017
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources wants the state’s landscape contractors and property owners to be on the lookout for an invasive pest that could be a worse threat than the emerald ash bo ...
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Aug. 26 2017
It’s taken more than 40 years, but the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has netted the first known actively reproducing female gypsy moths in the state. The department began trying ...
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Aug. 25 2017
According to Sean Baker, division chief of Palm Beach Fire Rescue, a recent landscape incident in Florida that injured two crew members resulted from hedge trimming too near a power line. “This was ...
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Aug. 24 2017
BioCarbon Engineering, a company based in Oxford, England, will partner with the Worldview International Foundation (WIF) to plant hundreds of millions of trees each year. This is possible thanks to a ...
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Aug. 24 2017
The Norwalk, Connecticut police department is warning landscape contractors to be on the lookout for scammers posing as clients. A recent rash of fraud has targeted the green industry, and the attacks ...
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Aug. 23 2017
Linda McMahon has been head of the Small Business Administration for six months now, and she sees a split among the small business owners her agency is charged with helping. According to McMahon, they ...
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Aug. 23 2017
Immigration is a controversial subject, but one thing all sides can agree on is that immigration-related policies should not put anyone’s health and safety at risk. To that end, nearly every state a ...
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Aug. 22 2017
There’s a change of headquarters coming to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), according to a recent announcement from the association. According to Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the or ...
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