May 15 2015
A water treatment plant in Alameda County, California, is offering free water for landscape irrigation for anyone willing to pick it up. The water is treated wastewater that would otherwise have bee ...
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May 14 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally settled with three major pesticide registrants, over the actions committed by third-party pesticide distributor, Harrell’s LLC. The legal ...
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May 14 2015
South Dakota officials and lawn care professionals have admitted that they have an enemy they cannot defeat--the invasive species called the Japanese beetle. The beetle is present throughout the eas ...
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May 13 2015
Twenty-five years in the making, an eco-friendly palm fertilizer has been successfully created in the state of Florida. The fertilizer was developed to prevent nutrient deficiencies in palm trees an ...
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May 13 2015
Jim Figurski, a landscape architect with the Bend, Oregon Park District, can tell you how difficult it is to design a water-efficient park that is also pretty. “Most of the designers you’ ...
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May 12 2015
The leftover oil from Thanksgiving’s deep-fat fried turkey might be unappetizing, unsightly and a pain to dispose of, but as the old adage goes, “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure ...
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May 12 2015
A letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, recently sent by the Irrigation Association (IA), fights the contention that turf is a waste of water. It was suggested that, “Through effective ...
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May 11 2015
Twenty years after producing the first solar-powered robotic mower, Husqvarna Group recently produced its 500,000th robotic mower. Their latest generation of mowers boasts a 70% reduction in electri ...
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May 11 2015
Starting August 1st, landscape contractors in North Carolina will be required to have a landscape contractors’ license from the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board. The licensi ...
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May 9 2015
April 15 marked the beginning of the annual window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) warns that oak wilt is ...
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May 8 2015
Drought conditions may have everyone focused on irrigation or artificial turf, but sod companies in the state of California are looking at ways to stay green and natural. In response to the wave of ...
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May 7 2015
This month, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (CAL OSHA) will be implementing new state regulations for heat illness prevention in outdoor workers. Employers of outdoo ...
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May 7 2015
The floor of a woman’s home caved in due to a severe termite infestation, and she claims the issue was caused in part by Absolute Lawn Care LA LLC in Harahan, Louisiana. She is suing the company ...
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May 6 2015
Yard Ease, an Austin, Texas-based lawn care service, is giving back to a community in need, while delivering high-quality services. The company is providing lawn care jobs for people with disabiliti ...
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May 6 2015
A landscape business was fined $29,000 by the state Health Department in Honolulu, Hawaii, for illegal dumping. Glad’s Landscaping and Tree Trimming was hired by the state Land Department in 2010 ...
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May 5 2015
Neil Mitchell’s lawn care business in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, took a considerable hit when a riding mower and other equipment were stolen from his company. Mitchell has cerebral palsy, and particularly ...
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May 5 2015
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, has launched a “We the People” petition to gain presidential support for rainwater harvesting. Altho ...
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May 4 2015
Landscape professionals in the state of Rhode Island can look forward to enriching their business portfolio by getting green-certified. The state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has jus ...
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May 4 2015
The Weathermatic Board of Directors has elected Malcolm S. Morris as its chairman of the board. Morris currently serves as chairman of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, one of the largest real estate ...
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May 2 2015
Foothill College in Palo Alto, California, has been recognized by the Silicone Valley Water Conservation Awards Coalition for its impressive water-saving projects. The college’s environmental hort ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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