March 12 2016
Patrick McCullough and a team of researchers from Auburn University and the University of Georgia, writing in the journal Weed Science, say that resistance to acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibiting he ...
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March 11 2016
An emerging pest problem may pose a threat to the supply of grass seed crops coming out of Oregon, where there is a large market for growers. Winter cutworms are moth larvae that move in packs and can ...
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March 10 2016
The parent company of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, is well along in the development of a new all-electric, battery-powered FUSO Cante ...
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March 10 2016
The Colorado House of Representatives will consider a measure that would allow property owners to capture the rainwater that falls on their roofs. The bill would allow for up to two 55-gallon rain bar ...
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March 9 2016
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California may be putting an end to the controversial turf removal rebate program. The MWD handed out around $400 million to property owners who replaced th ...
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March 9 2016
Herbicides are a highly effective measure for controlling unwanted plants on a client’s landscape. However, like many powerful tools, they require skill and control to wield correctly, and when misu ...
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March 8 2016
Between the western drought (in spite of El Niño!) and the debacle in Flint, Michigan, it’s no wonder that water infrastructure is taking center stage as a national issue. Now, a national poll comm ...
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March 8 2016
The Internal Revenue Service took the president of a Belle Mead, New Jersey landscape company to court for hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. Angelo Dimeglio, president of Caliper Farms ...
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March 7 2016
Going door-to-door to advertise your landscape business is a common practice, but it’s not without its shortcomings, and even risks. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a contractor doing just this was rece ...
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March 7 2016
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conducts the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey every year to learn what property owners are asking for. Hundreds of landscape profess ...
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March 5 2016
It’s important to make sure landscapes can survive the harsh extremes we see at different times of year: in the summer, drought and heat can choke a lawn. In the wintertime, heavy snow cover and fre ...
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March 4 2016
Currently, there aren’t any ordinances in Lincoln, Illinois, that apply to commercial landscapes. At a recent committee meeting, the city council began to consider a proposal that would make the cit ...
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March 3 2016
An experiment in Salem, Oregon, to replace landscape crews with a herd of rented goats has failed. At the outset, city officials were optimistic about the plan. They rented 75 goats and set them loose ...
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March 3 2016
Jameson Gray, 29, and Christian Valiente, 21, were working for Scott Gray Lawn Service in Bonita Springs, Florida, when they saw and smelled clouds of smoke coming from a house across the street. The ...
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March 2 2016
According to the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), landscape contractors in the state have been suffering from the most severe labor shortage since 2009. In an effort to alleviate t ...
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March 1 2016
If the idea of a mower that’s primarily made of plastic sounds strange, it isn’t half as strange as how that mower is made. The Ardumower is a robotic lawn mower that can be constructed with a 3-D ...
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March 1 2016
The Cleveland, Ohio equity firm SCG Partners has acquired three landscape maintenance companies, all based in Melbourne, Florida. The companies then were combined under the name of Green Leaf Landscap ...
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Feb. 29 2016
Plans to extend some H-2B visas, allowing lower skilled temporary workers to stay in the U.S. for longer, are included in the current U.S. spending bill proposal in the House of Representatives. The v ...
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Feb. 29 2016
Excel Industries, manufacturer of the Hustler and Big Dog mower brands, is still reeling from the actions of one of their former employees at their plant in Hesston, Kansas. This past Thursday, Cedric ...
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Feb. 29 2016
For Freyja Conrad, landscape designer for Dig Right In Landscaping, Inc., outside of Chicago, Illinois, the answer is ‘not enough’. That’s why she recently attended a class intended to teach com ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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