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TURF BIZ NOTES:
Ron Hall

Young Owners Bringing New Energy
to Our Industry

By Ron Hall/Editor-in-chief
I love being part of the green industry for many reasons, but most of all because I get to know people who genuinely enjoy what they're doing. They view the landscape/lawn service industry as a fulfilling career opportunity and not just a job and a paycheck. Read More

TURF SCIENCE:

Use Growing Degree Days to Better Time Your Application
In his latest post to the Purdue Turfgrass Team's blog, Turftips, Dr. Aaron Patton talks about an excellent tool that can help determine the most opportune time to make applications to turfgrass under our care. Read More

Ecologel Solutions, LLC Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Ecologel Solutions, LLC has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Hydretain ES Plus and Moisture Manager. Read More

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The T3000i spreader/sprayer features a steering wheel for simple, intuitive driving, and now has 45 percent more hopper capacity, enabling you to cover more ground per fill. Move effortlessly from residential properties with 36-inch gates to large commercial properties, up to 124,000 square feet in one fill. The new hands-free speed control makes the unit easy to learn and easy to operate. Find Out More


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IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

Transition Time Between Winter and Spring—
What Do You Do?

What do you do while waiting for the snow the melt and the weather to get warmer? Members of LawnSite.com talk about the transition period. Read More

Target - Introducing our new distribution territory.

INDUSTRY NEWS:

At U.S. Lawns March Came in Like a Lion
Don't tell U.S. Lawns about the slow economy. March came in like a lion when it comes to growth, having added four new franchise locations, now reaching new record growth of over 260 locations nationwide. Read More

Profile Products Launches Online Video Library Resource
Profile Products has launched an online video resource library for contractors and specifiers at Profileevs.com, showcasing more than a dozen segments of varying themes, including product demonstrations, application instruction guides and technical video segments. Read More

Terminix Prez Leaving ServiceMaster
Terminix announced that President Chuck Fallon has decided to leave the company, effective March 29, to take over as chief executive officer of FirstService Residential. Read More

Direction of H-2B Program Unclear;
PLANET Continues to Fight

There are two new developments on the H-2B program to report. First, those landscape contractors who are currently using the H-2B program and who have already filed their applications for this season should be able to proceed as normal. However, the future of the program is still unclear. Read More

Husqvarna Appoints Kai Warn President and CEO
Swedish garden equipment manufacturer Husqvarna AB has appointed Kai Warn as president and CEO, beginning July 1, 2013. Read More

Customers are saying, &qout;Fastest, easiest & safest post driver on the market". Danuser - Find out why.

Noon Turf Care Hosts Company-Wide Cross-Training Event
Noon Turf Care's team of branch and corporate managers hosted its third-annual cross-training event for all of their team members. Cross-training is a concept in which Noon Turf Care places team members from one department to another department within the company for training to help teach team members of all aspects and segments of the lawn care business and industry. Read More

E15 Goes to Supreme Court - OPEI Responds
Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI, has responded to a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the DC Circuit Court of Appeals' August 2012 decision that none of the trade associations or parties had standing in the case regarding the recent decision on selling gasoline containing E15. Read More

Kichler Offers 2013 Hands-On Landscape Lighting Training Seminars
Landscape lighting professionals and irrigation contractors can elevate their skills, knowledge, credentials and marketability by attending one of Kichler's Certified Landscape Lighting Training Seminars. Read More

Barenbrug USA Appoints James Schneider as CEO
Barenbrug USA has appointed James Schneider as the new CEO and president. Read More


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