Jan. 13 2016
The city of Santa Maria, California, may fine a local business owner after he changed the landscape on his property to save water. City regulations require that business storefronts have at least ...
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Jan. 12 2016
Hunter Industries and Senninger Irrigation are pleased to announce the acquisition of Senninger Irrigation by Hunter Industries, effective January 4, 2016. Hunter and Senninger have been strategic par ...
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Jan. 12 2016
It’s a wet winter. In California, El Niño is turning streets into rivers, while in the Midwest, a real river--the Mississippi--overflowed its banks, damaging property in several states. These event ...
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Jan. 11 2016
Landscape and nursery company executive Steven F. Pagliarini will plead guilty to federal charges of withholding union benefits from workers on two separate projects. Pagliarini is executive vice pres ...
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Jan. 9 2016
Recently, firefighters in Passaic, New Jersey, worked overnight to contain a mulch blaze that was three stories high. The fire was reported at the Fredco Group Landscape Company, located in town ...
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Jan. 8 2016
SiteOne Landscape Supply, formerly John Deere Landscapes, has announced that it has acquired Hydro-Scape Products. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Hydro-Scape has 17 locations in Southern Cali ...
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Jan. 8 2016
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled against a challenge to the state’s “dealer bill of rights” by lawn care equipment makers, who had stalled implementation of 2013 revisions to the state ...
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Jan. 7 2016
Two years ago, the city of Napa, California, raised around $500 million for a massive urban flood control project. The Napa River Bypass Project was to be a national landmark solution to recurring urb ...
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Jan. 7 2016
A panel of water experts that spent almost a year analyzing Nevada's persistent drought has issued recommendations to Governor Brian Sandoval. The eight-member Nevada Drought Forum included water, ag ...
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Jan. 6 2016
Police deputies in Beaufort County, South Carolina, found more than they’d bargained for when they tracked a stolen trailer to a home in town. The yard was filled with other stolen trailers, as well ...
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Jan. 6 2016
After working for years and earning several hundred thousand dollars on public works projects, a landscape company in Española, New Mexico, is being sued by the county for working without a license ...
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Jan. 5 2016
Across the country, propane prices are down. Demand is flat and inventories are high. This nationwide surplus of propane is pushing fuel companies in Pennsylvania to market to more landscape contracto ...
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Jan. 5 2016
With the drought in California and water prices steadily rising, Scott Slater feels his time has come. His company, Cadiz Inc., owns water rights in the Mojave Desert—under 45,000 acres of land ther ...
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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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2015 STATUS REPORT

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