Sept. 15 2017
But first, let’s set the stage. In the early ’60s, James Mauget worked for a chemical supplier, and Dale Dodds was a chemical engineer. In 1964, Mauget started the Mauget Micro-Injection Company, ...
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July 15 2016
Unlike pre-emergents that prevent weeds from appearing, post-emergent herbicides control only existing plants, and provide no residual weed control. Their primary function is to control young annual species, ...
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May 16 2016
What we’re looking for is a guarded truce, sort of like a Berlin Wall or DMZ. We want them to stay on their side of the barrier, and we’ll stay on the other; but we’ll always be out there, ...
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May 15 2015
As a contractor who installs and repairs irrigation systems, you’re always looking for ways to get things done faster and more efficiently. So, when something comes along that looks like it could ...
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April 15 2015
Talking trees have been a fixture in folklore and fiction. If you’ve ever watched The Two Towers, the second movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you would have seen the giant tree-like creatures ...
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Feb. 19 2015
When Kermit the Frog crooned the tune “It’s not easy being green,” he wasn’t singing about environmental issues. We who are in the green industry, however, might want to rewrite ...
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June 16 2014
Healthy growth usually starts with the right soil, and for a family, it’s no different. Michael Meléndrez comes from a line that’s been on the same soil for centuries. On his father’s ...
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March 14 2014
The best way to tame these nasty beasts is to nip them in the bud. fortunately, we have some pretty potent weapons in our arsenal that can do just that; they’re called pre-emergent herbicides. When ...
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Nov. 18 2007
Dr. Roger Webb weaves a fascinating tale of how he went from university professor to businessman. Growing up, he touched a lot of bases along the way to arrive at his chosen career ...
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Nov. 11 2008
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY recently recognized the importance of the International Professional Pond Contractors Association (IPPCA) at its annual humanitarian event, “Ponditat For Humanity.”
May 15 2009
It’s increasingly tough trying to keep afloat these days, no matter what industry you’re in. With the economy in shambles and many longtime businessmen now jobless, making sure your company ...
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July 18 2009
Brothers Don and Dave Hendrickson were exposed to the irrigation business at a very early age. Growing up in Corona, California, their means to extra income was tending to the orange groves owned by their ...
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Oct. 20 2009
When landscape professionals think about designing an irrigation system, most minds wander immediately to spray patterns, drip hoses, timers and installation. But success is shortlived with most irrigation ...
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June 15 2010
AS A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR, AS IN ANY BUSINESS, YOU’RE constantly looking for ways to increase your client base. Of course you provide the very best in design/build and maintenance services, or just ...
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Feb. 15 2012
In the landscape business, as in football, your ground game is the backbone of your offense. In the NFL, teams that boast a seamless offensive line, an explosive tailback and the finest downfield blocking ...
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