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Robertson Hits Home Run with Facebook Baseball Contest
By Ron Hall/Editor-in-chief
Jack Robertson, owner of Robertson Lawn Care, one of the best-known independent lawn care companies in central Illinois, uses his firm's Facebook page to come up with fun ways to attract positive attention to his company, and to entice prospects into his headquarters. But it was a recent baseball promotion (something he does several times each season) that really lit up his Facebook. Read More

TURF SCIENCE:

Dow AgroSciences Opens New Facility at Global Headquarters State, Company Officials Cut Ribbon on R&D Expansion
Executives from The Dow Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences were joined by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at a Research & Development (R&D) expansion ribbon-cutting event for a new 175,000-square-foot R&D facility at Dow AgroSciences' Global Headquarters. Read More

Upcoming UMass Turf Insect ID Workshops
Accurate identification of turf-damaging pests is the first step toward effective, integrated management. Knowing the target pest is key to understanding the biology and life cycle, determining threshold levels for damage, and making informed and responsible control decisions. Read More

Arysta LifeScience Receives 2(ee) Recommendation for XONERATE on Kentucky Bluegrass
Arysta LifeScience has received a 2(ee) recommendation for the use of XONERATE Herbicide on Kentucky Bluegrass from the United States Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Read More

Bayer CropScience Expands its Team of Turf and Ornamentals Professionals
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, announced six staffing appointments within its professional turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. Read More

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Ventrac's Contour Mower attachment features an 83-inch working width, and three decks that float independently and follow the contour of the terrain with up to 40 degrees of motion for each side deck. The unit also features full rear rollers for even cutting and striping, rear discharge and a flip-up deck design. Find Out More

Kubota's ZP330 Series Commercial Mower
The ZP330 commercial mower is powered by a 31 hp Kubota three-cylinder, liquid-cooled LPG engine. It boasts a 6.5-inch-deep, 60- or 72-inch Pro Commercial mower deck, and Kubota's heavy-duty integral twin hydrostatic transmission. Find Out More


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IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

What Are You Not Putting Up With This Year?
It's a new season and a new beginning. LawnSite.com members talk about what they learned last year and what they are not going to put up with this season. Find Out More

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INDUSTRY NEWS:

Mullany resigns as CEO of The ServiceMaster Co.
Hank Mullany resigned as CEO of The ServiceMaster Co. effective Friday, April 12. Read More

Five Grounds Professionals Earn Prestigious Designation From PGMS
The Professional Grounds Management Society has announced that five grounds professionals have earned the Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) designation since the beginning of March 2013. Read More

Deadline Extended: Irrigation Show Technical Session Submissions
The deadline has been extended to submit technical papers and presentation abstracts for Technical Sessions at the 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference, Nov. 4-8 in Austin, Texas. Read More

Associa Names ValleyCrest "Most Valuable Partner"
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies has been named "Most Valuable Partner" by Associa, a national leader in association management. Read More

Netafim Releases New Landscape & Turf Product Catalog for Drip/Micro Irrigation
Netafim USA has released a new Landscape & Turf Product Catalog that features the company's comprehensive line of drip and micro irrigation products. Read More

Less Than One Month Remains to Enter Exmark Mow & Go with Hank Parker Sweepstakes
There is less than one month left to enter the 2013 Exmark Mow & Go with Hank Parker sweepstakes, with prizes including a Grand Prize of a fishing trip with Hank Parker, First Prize of an Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero-turn mower and more. Read More

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

Wounded Warrior Surprised with Country Clipper
Zero-Turn Mower

Sergeant Jordan Brown was surprised with his very own joystick-controlled zero-turn riding lawn mower, donated by Country Clipper. Read More

Lawn Doctor is in the Business of Keeping Things Green
Thomas Norton's father started Lawn Doctor hoping to provide his four sons with job security. And Lawn Doctor is where Norton wound up after moving back home to Braintree in 1998 and going to work for the company full time. Read More

HRI Seeks Industry Help in Setting Funding Priorities
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is investigating future research initiatives to guide the organization's priorities for the next five years, and is seeking participants from the nursery and landscape industry to complete an online research assessment survey. Read More

ODOC Allows Backflow Certification for Ohio Contractors
After seven years of dialogue, the Ohio Department of Commerce is allowing limited backflow certification for irrigation contractors. Read More

GIE+EXPO Workshops for Landscapers & HNA Demos Announced
Lawn care and landscape pros interested in improving profitability have a variety of valuable opportunities to learn during the 2013 Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) Oct. 24-25 in Louisville at the Kentucky Expo Center. Read More

Colorado Proclaims July 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month
The Irrigation Association and CPS Distributors, Inc., Westminster, Colo., are proud to announce that Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed July 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month for the State of Colorado. Read More

The Grounds Guys 100th Franchisee Too Busy to Celebrate
Jason Borawski, Old Bridge, N.J,. is the 100th franchisee of Grounds Guys Landscape Management, but is too busy to celebrate due to spring cleanups. Read More


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