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TURF BIZ NOTES:
Ron Hall

Energy-Saving Landscapes the Next Big Game Changer?
By Ron Hall
The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) offers an Energy Efficient Landscape certification course. These kinds of initiatives take our industry another step toward providing landscapes with more definable and measurable economic as well as aesthetic benefits. Read More

Patrick McGuiness

Federal Workplace Posters
By Patrick McGuiness
The Federal Government has requirements for what posters must be displayed at a workplace in a conspicuous place so that workers can be informed of their rights. Additionally, many states each have other poster requirements, so make sure to check with your state's labor department to find out what you need to have posted at your site. Read More

Protect Trees and Ornamentals from Winter Damage
By Russell Kidd
Fall is a good time of the year to inspect landscape plants and plan ahead as to what type of tree and shrub maintenance may be needed in the next growing season. Read More


TURF SCIENCES:

FMC Announces Friday Night Lights Winners
Five high schools throughout the southern United States have each school won 10 bags of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide featuring Verge technology from FMC Professional Solutions. Read More

AAT Adds to Marketing and Sales Team
Agrium Advanced Technologies has added Ben Cicora and Ken Klopp to the product marketing team at its Loveland, Colo., headquarters. Read More

PBI-Gordon Receives New York Registration for Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide
PBI-Gordon Corporation's Q4 Plus Herbicide has been registered in New York with the State of New York Department of Pesticide Regulation. Read More

Controlled-Release Fertilizer Now Available
with Barricade & Dimension

Agrium Advanced Technologies has added Spread it & Forget it Controlled-Release Fertilizer with Barricade Preemergent Herbicide and Spread it & Forget it Controlled-Release Fertilizer with Dimension Specialty Herbicide to its line of industry-leading slow- and controlled-release fertilizer technologies. Read More

FEATURED PRODUCT:

FX Luminaire Luxor ZD Landscape Lighting Controller
The Luxor ZD landscape lighting controller from FX Luminaire offers both zoning and dimming capabilities. Zoning allows lights to be programmed into preset vignettes, and dimming allows lights to automatically emit any desired illumination percentage anytime, anywhere within a system. Find Out More


IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

How Do You Prove You Were There?
How do you prove or document to a client that you performed a service for them when they are questioning a bill? Members of LawnSite.com share their advice. Find Out More

INDUSTRY NEWS:

New England Grows Partners with Moose River Media
New England Grows, the green industry's best-attended event in the Northeast, has chosen Moose River Media of St. Johnsbury, Vt., as its official media partner. Read More

Texas Propane Mower Center Adds Alt Fuel Conversions to Expertise
McCoy's Lawn Equipment Center is the newest certified Alliance AutoGas conversion center, supporting fellow Alliance partner Pinnacle Propane to help Texas Hill Country fleets run on propane autogas. Read More

Small Business Lending Still Tight, But Could be Easing
Small-business lending continued to inch downward in the second quarter of 2012, but there are some indications that the longstanding credit crunch could be easing. Read More

Contracts Helped Snow Removal Companies in Mass. Get Through Last Year's Mild Winter
Snowplow operators in Massachusetts said they survived the mild winter last year due to seasonal contracts, which allowed them to get paid regardless of the amount of snow. Read More

LandOpt Contractor Network Expands to Texas
Arlington, Texas-based Baldi Gardens, Inc. has joined the LandOpt Contractor Network, expanding the Network's footprint to include the Dallas-Ft. Worth region of the Lone Star state. Read More

ValleyCrest Earns Five National Awards for Landscape Excellence
ValleyCrest has been named the recipient of five PLANET Environmental Improvement Awards, which reward landscape and lawn care professionals who execute superior projects, increase public awareness of environmental improvement, and encourage the consistent use of quality materials and workmanship. Read More


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