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TURF BIZ NOTES:
Ron Hall

How to Control the I-Can-Do-It-All Syndrome
By Ron Hall
I'm Dr. Ron and I'm recovering from a disease, the I-can-do-it-all disease. Many small business owners, and especially those of you running small landscape and lawn service companies, seem to suffer from the same malady. Perhaps you don't recognize that you have it. Read More

5 Things Landscape Contractors Need to Know
About Health Reform

By Sean O'Connor
Landscape contractors have so many things to worry about as it is: managing staff, keeping pace with new products and trends, marketing to attract new customers, and making a profit in today's challenging economies. Are things about to get even more hectic now that the Supreme Court has upheld the majority of the Affordable Care Act? The answer is: not necessarily. Read More


TURF SCIENCES:

Syngenta to Acquire DuPont Professional
Products Business

Syngenta has announced that it will acquire the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business, including a number of registered trademark brands. Read More

Broadleaf Herbicide Trials at The OSU Turfgrass Field Day
Several new herbicide active ingredients and combination products have been introduced to the market in the past few years. Here's a rundown from the Broadleaf Herbicide Trials at The Ohio State University Turfgrass Field Day. Read More

Learn About New Pyrethroid Label Language
with New FMC Videos

Two new videos from FMC Corporation take lawn care professionals step-by-step through the new label language adopted by the EPA for non-crop outdoor use of all pyrethroid insecticide products. Read More

Agrium Advanced Technologies Announces
Strategic Partnership

Agrium Advanced Technologies has entered into a long-term strategic toll manufacturing and marketing relationship with Turf Care Supply Corporation (TCS) for sales of the XCU and SCU brands, as well as a separate long-term strategic supply agreement for production of its Nutralene and Nitroform brands. Read More

Bayer CropScience Announces New Hires
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has appointed Jeff Michel as herbicide marketing product manager, and Sheryl Wells, Ph.D., as technical field development representative for the southeastern United States. Read More

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Invisi-Tag Tracking Program
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IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

Leaf Removal?
LawnSite.com members talk about what to charge for this yearly service, and the best ways to go about it. Read More

INDUSTRY NEWS:

U.S. Lawns Prepares for Snow & Ice Storms in Florida
Orlando is an unlikely place and the dead of summer is an unlikely time to make preparations for snow and ice, but that is exactly what U.S. Lawns does. Read More

Dennis' 7 Dees President Makes Philanthropy a Priority
Dennis' 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers is extending a philanthropic hand to a local social service agency that combats homelessness and poverty in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Multnomah County, Ore. Read More

Scag Power Equipment Partners with
Atlanta Motor Speedway

Scag Power Equipment, along with its regional distributor, Power Tool Company, announced a six-year partnership with Atlanta Motor Speedway, making Scag the official lawn mower of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read More

Conversion Mowers Added to Propane Incentive Program
The Propane Education & Research Council has expanded its popular Propane Mower Incentive Program to include a $500 incentive for qualified mowers that have been converted to run on propane. Read More

Lawn Companies Struggle, Diversify Due to Drought
The summer's drought has hit lawn care companies hard. While homeowners have gotten a break from mowing, lawn care companies that don't have sources of revenue other than mowing have struggled to stay busy. Read More

Hydro-Scape Named Distributor of
Rain Bird Control System

Hydro-Scape Products has been named a distributor of Rain Bird Maxicom2 central control systems for the Southern California market. Read More

The Grounds Guys Joins Forces with
First Lady Michelle Obama

On August 22, The Grounds Guys of Jacksonville owner and veteran, Rick Santo, joined First Lady Michelle Obama for the announcement that more than 2,000 companies had hired or trained 125,000 veterans and military spouses since the initial launch of the Joining Forces White House initiative in 2011. Read More

Wright to Manufacture Stand-Ons for Deere in 2013
Beginning with the 2013 season, Wright Manufacturing will manufacture commercial stand-on mowers bearing the John Deere brand using Wright's patented technology. Read More

Grasshopper Receives Recognition from Green Biz Wichita
The Grasshopper Company received special recognition in July from Green Biz Wichita for accomplishments in sustainable manufacturing and adoption of sustainable concepts in product design. Read More

The Boss Teams Up with Gravely for
Heavy Metal Sweepstakes

The Boss Snowplow and Gravely are teaming up for a Heavy Metal Sweepstakes offering participants a chance to win a BOSS Power V-XT Snowplow or a Pro-Turn 152 Mower from Gravely. Read More


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