March 27 2017
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor recently made a joint announcement of an increase in the statutory fines related to the H-2B program. The average penalty incurred by H- ...
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March 25 2017
A two-year research project by Erfan Vafaie, an entomologist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Overton, Texas, was completed recently, and he suggests some treatments for protecting the ...
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March 24 2017
In Ridgewood, New Jersey, local efforts at conserving water are focused on limiting irrigation, but the interconnected nature of water systems has raised an additional difficulty. The local utility, R ...
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March 23 2017
A recent report from the Labor Department is showing how hungry employers are for new hires as we go into spring. For February, 235,000 new positions were added across the country, higher than expecte ...
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March 23 2017
When it comes to what people want in their outdoor living spaces, there are a few features that generally come out on top. People like fire, whether it’s a built-in fire pit or an outdoor kitchen. P ...
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March 22 2017
The weather has been erratic all over the country and Wichita, Kansas, is no exception. Temperatures have dipped, which might not be great news for the local landscapes. It’s gone below freezing a f ...
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March 22 2017
In California, lawn mowers and leaf blowers may soon be the prime source of air pollution. In three years’ time, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) expects that gardening equipment will surpas ...
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March 21 2017
The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) recently teamed up with the Colorado Community College System to help generate more skilled employees for a labor-starved green industry. They b ...
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March 21 2017
Last spring, Super Naturals, a landscape company in Carbondale, Colorado, was hired to work at the home of an Aspen real estate agent. The company reached an oral agreement with the owner, Joshua Sasl ...
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March 20 2017
A current D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals case about company liability could have lasting ramifications for green-industry companies that make use of temp agencies. The case, Browning-Ferris Industries ...
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March 20 2017
The latest attempt to solve the two-year state budget crisis in Illinois could have lasting ramifications for the state’s green industry. The current deal under consideration, Senate Bill 9, or just ...
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March 18 2017
Dawn Sheehan from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is suing two local landscape companies, Pine Brook Farm, Inc., and Home Grown Outdoor Finishes. The complaint: negligence per se, recklessness, and negli ...
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March 16 2017
Two educational forces in the green industry recently announced they will be teaming up to bring irrigation information to landscape professionals. The radio show The Water Zone, sponsored by Toro Irr ...
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March 16 2017
Rocco Guadagna, owner of Vision Lawn Care and Snow Plowing Inc., in Tonawanda, New York, has a young son who’s turning two. Guadagna wants to honor Rocco Jr.—who has been diagnosed with Down syndr ...
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March 15 2017
Four years ago, President Obama invited John Goodenough to the White House, where he was awarded the National Medal of Science for being the co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery. Goodenough’s work ...
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March 15 2017
The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security has been sued by thirty businesses. The reason? The H-2B Visa cap had been reached. Businesses located in Texas, Louisiana, California, and Nevada claim that t ...
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March 14 2017
As green-industry professionals well know, our nations elected officials are often blissfully unaware of the realities of efficient irrigation. They often only become aware of it when there’s a seve ...
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March 14 2017
Private companies aren’t the only ones having trouble finding people who are willing to steer a mower. “One of our biggest concerns is the difficulty of hiring seasonal employees,” said Darren D ...
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March 13 2017
Angelo’s Supplies, Inc., with two locations in the Detroit metropolitan area, and American Builders Supply, with 10 locations in metropolitan Los Angeles and two in Las Vegas, have been acquired by ...
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