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TURF BIZ NOTES:
Ron Hall

Join, Participate & Share
By Ron Hall/Editor-in-chief
The green industry is a sharing industry. That's one of the things I appreciate the most about it. The industry's largest and busiest forums are LawnSite and PlowSite. Every day, thousands of contractors and grounds pros trade ideas on procedures, products and general information on the two sites. Whatever your green industry passion, you won't have to search long to find other equally passionate and helpful individuals eager to trade ideas with you. Join, participate and share in one of the many active industry forums on the Internet. You will find more like-minded friends than you ever imagined there could be. Read More

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TURF SCIENCE:

Crystal Green Receives State Phosphorus
Exemptions for Turf Applications

As the trend toward restricting the use of phosphorus-containing fertilizers on turfgrass continues, Crystal Green has been granted phosphorus exemptions in Michigan, Wisconsin and Virginia. Read More

Lebanon Seaboard Assembles Team of Turf Scientists
Lebanon Seaboard Corporation has assembled a team of turf scientists to lead the development of its product lineup. The team consists Dr. Michael Kernan, Dr. Clark Throssell and Dr. Thomas Fermanian. Read More

WeedAlert.com Updated, Enhanced
PBI-Gordon Corporation has introduced a complete redesign and enhancement of its WeedAlert.com online weed identification and control resource. Read More

Engage Agro to be Exclusive Marketer of Regalia PTO
Engage Agro USA has reached a long-term agreement with Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. to be the exclusive marketer of Regalia PTO (Professional Turf & Ornamental). Read More

FMC Announces Winter Herbicide Promotion
Lawn care professionals, sports turf managers and sod farm operators can maximize savings by stocking up on post-herbicides from FMC Professional Solutions during the winter months. Read More

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IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

Debris Removal
How do you handle yard debris: save it for compost or charge your customers for removal and disposal? LawnSite.com members weigh in. Read More

INDUSTRY NEWS:

Lawns by Yorkshire Announces Cool Partnership Deal
Lawns by Yorkshire, based in Westwood, N.J., has launched a strategic integrated marketing communications partnership with the New Jersey Devils that includes a specially branded Zamboni. Read More

PLANET Student Career Days Announced
The 37th annual PLANET Student Career Days is set for March 7-10 at Auburn University. For three days students enrolled in horticulture programs will compete in events that are directly related to the green industry. Read More

WMC Re-Elects Teske as Chairman
Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton Corp. chairman, president and chief executive office, was re-elected chairman of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. Read More

Maine Bills Look to Reduce Ethanol from Gas
A pair of bills introduced by state Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, could have a significant impact on what goes into the gas tank of your car, lawnmower or snowblower. Read More

The Hammer is here. Danuser

CLCA Adopts Code of Ethics & New Member Category
The California Landscape Contractors Association has announced a new code of ethics as well as the establishment of a new Premier Membership category, which requires continuing education and participation in CLCA activities. Read More

Vermeer Announces Changes to Leadership Team
Vermeer has announced several promotions within its leadership team. Jason Andringa has been named president, forage and environmental solutions, and Doug Hundt has been named president, underground and specialty excavation solutions. Read More

John Deere Kicks Off Local Drive Green Challenge Events for 2013
Consumers looking for John Deere equipment will have a great opportunity to see and test-drive the company's latest equipment during the annual Drive Green Challenge events this year. Read More

PERC Approves Ventrac for $1000 Propane Incentive Program
The Propane Education & Research Council has qualified Ventrac's 4500Z bi-fuel ready tractor for the Propane Mower Incentive Program. Read More

Walker B Difference Contest Winners Announced
Morgan Dolly of Fort Plain, N.Y., and Roberta Jacobson of Gordon, Neb., were both recently surprised with brand-new Walker riding mowers as part of the Walker Mowers B Difference Drive & Win Contest. Read More

Ethanol 15 Response, OPEI President and CEO Kris Kiser
Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI, has released an Ethanol 15 statement, responding to a federal appeals court decision on higher levels of ethanol fuel. Read More

Terex Announces Senior Leadership Changes
Terex Corporation has announced several leadership changes for 2013. Read More

Case Sells 11 Dealer Locations to Sonsray Machinery
Case Construction Equipment has entered into an agreement with Sonsray Machinery, LLC, of Los Angeles, under which Sonsray Machinery will acquire and operate 11 Case dealership branch office locations in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Read More

Jacklin Seed Announces App for Golf, Turf Industry
Jacklin Seed by Simplot brings the turf industry an innovative first with the introduction of its agronomic seed application now available for iPhone and Android. Read More

Thompson Pump Launches Social Media
Thompson Pump has launched a social media program designed to provide the company with a greater online presence, as well as improve stakeholder communications and corporate branding. Read More


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