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Ron Hall

Share Your Sandy Experiences; We Want to Help, Too
By Ron Hall
As I write this more than a week after Superstorm Sandy smashed into the U.S. Northeast, the toll in terms of property damage and human misery is still being tallied. While those of us miles away from the disaster won’t be showing up with chain saws, front loaders and workers, each of us can help out with a donation (every little bit helps). Read More


TURF SCIENCE:

Controlled-Release Now Available with Barricade and Dimension
Agrium Advanced Technologies now offers Spread it & Forget it Controlled-Release Fertilizer with Barricade Preemergent Herbicide, and Spread it & Forget it Controlled-Release Fertilizer with Dimension Specialty Herbicide. Read More

NOFA Receives Grant to Establish Organic Lawn Care Program
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, based in Oxford, Conn., has received a grant of $32,000 from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund to establish an Organic Lawn Care Certificate Program. Read More

FEATURED GIE+EXPO NEW PRODUCTS:

The Grasshopper Company’s
V-Plow

The Grasshopper Company’s 60-inch V-plow clears a 5-foot path, and features reversible/replaceable blades and a hand-controlled lift that raises the implement and locks into one of four positions for transport. Find Out More


RSC Bio Solutions’ Liquid Wrench
Liquid Wrench Mobile Equipment Hydraulic Fluid is an ISO 46 grade hydraulic fluid that is biodegradable and rapidly degrades in soil and water. It is suitable for use in hydraulic systems used in turf/lawn mowers and zero-turn mowers, log splitters and similar general-purpose hydraulic power equipment. Find Out More

Toro’s TurfMaster Walk-Behind Mower
The Toro TurfMaster 30-inch walk-behind mower features a precisely timed, twin-blade cutting system and a three-in-one design for mulching, bagging or side-discharge. With the Toro two-point height-of-cut system, the operator can make adjustments from 1.5- to 5-inch in .5-inch increments. Also, the mower features a single bail control system for easy operation and a blade brake clutch so the operator can disengage the blades without shutting off the engine. Find Out More


IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

Cost Cutting Tips
LawnSite.com members share their tips for cutting overhead costs. Find Out More

INDUSTRY NEWS:

Drought-Restricted Watering Doesn’t Have to Mean Dead Lawns
Lush, green lawns may not be possible during drought-restricted watering schedules, but sustaining and maintaining grass can be done with proper management. Read More

AEMP Calling for Nominations for 2013 Technician of the Year Honor
The Association of Equipment Management Professionals is soliciting nominations from fleet managers and other company leaders for the 24th annual Technician of the Year honor. Read More

Midwest’s Largest Green Industry Convention Heading to Columbus in 2013
Thousands of green industry professionals from across the nation are heading to Columbus, Ohio, to buy, learn and network this January at CENTS 2013. Read More

Stens Opens New Distribution Centers
Stens Corporation has opened two new distribution centers in Jacksonville, Fla., and Greenville, S.C., bringing the total distribution center count to seven U.S. locations. Read More

Mid Am 2013 Revamps Trade Show Floor, Expands into Outdoor Living Market
The Mid America Horticultural Trade Show Board of Directors has unveiled a complete redesign of the show's floor plan for Mid Am 2013, to include the underserved Outdoor Living market segment. Read More

Rain Bird Announces New Training Program Exclusive to Rain Bird Products
Rain Bird Services Corporation has announced a new training program that focuses specifically on Rain Bird commercial and golf course central control system installation, operation and maintenance. Read More

San Diego Pushes to Use Graywater for Irrigation
San Diego is considering new rules for using graywater for irrigation that would follow state guidelines introduced in 2009 and 2010 to ease restrictions, and those adopted by cities including Santa Barbara and San Francisco, which have not only streamlined graywater permits, but also offer education and support for residents using the systems. Read More

Profile Products Advancing Product Technology in New Laboratory
Profile Products LLC has moved into a new 2,200-square-foot research laboratory at its manufacturing plant in Conover, N.C., which allows for the six full-time employees to fully inspect all raw materials and finished products. Read More


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