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TURF BIZ NOTES:
Ron Hall

Yes, Your Website Should be a Lead Generator
By Ron Hall
There’s no right or wrong company websites—just bad, good and great websites. What constitutes a great website? It’s a website that generates leads. We’re talking leads that you can turn into sales. That’s the purpose of the website of any small business. Let me repeat: leads, leads, leads. Read More

Micheal O'Brian

Lawn Care Issues Surfacing in 2013
By Michael O’Brien
Over the last few years, lawn care professionals have been facing state and local legislative challenges to maintaining healthy, safe and lush green turfgrass, with bills that cover a range of categories-pesticide preemption, school pesticide bans, fertilizer restrictions, fertilizer preemption, and efforts to define integrated pest management. Read More

New England Grows
TURF SCIENCE:

Agrium Advanced Technologies Launches Square Foot Advantage Calculator
AAT has launched the Square Foot Advantage calculator, an easy-to-use mobile-ready application designed to compare real-world data and the total cost-in-use of controlled-release fertilizers Driven By Duration vs. ordinary or conventional fertilizers. Read More

BASF Completes Acquisition of Becker Underwood
BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company. Read More

Issues Associated with Least Toxic Pesticides Applied as a Last Resort
Recommendations and decisions to use "least toxic pesticides" and "pesticides as a last resort" have flourished in the last decade, but according to three scientific organizations these are not the correct approaches to the pesticide component of an IPM program. Read More

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IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

Compliance with Obamacare
How do you plan on handling the health insurance debacle for your company, whether you are big, small or in-between? LawnSite.com members discuss the issue.

INDUSTRY NEWS:

LandOpt Network Expansion Continues with Addition of Second Virginia Location
Tappahannock, Va., is the latest in a growing list of LandOpt license locations as Home & Turf, Inc. has become a LandOpt Contractor. Read More

Vanguard Engines Powering Billy Goat’s Newest Debris Loader
Vanguard engines are being trusted to power the newest debris loader from Billy Goat, the DL 35 Series Professional Contractor/Municipal Electric Start Debris Loader. Read More

SaltDogg Offers Side-by-Side Product Comparisons for Salt Spreaders
SaltDogg, from Buyers, now provides comparison charts for top salt spreader models, which allow customers to review materials and features of comparable salt spreaders from various manufacturers in one location. Read More

Founder of The Dwyer Group Posthumously Inducted into Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
Don Dwyer Sr., the late founder of The Dwyer Group, was inducted into the 2012 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, which has recognized business leaders who have impacted the world through philanthropy and innovation since 2002. Read More

Case Donates Models to Toys for Tots after Hurricane Sandy
Case Construction Equipment shipped more than 3,000 die-cast construction machine models to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, following the recent destruction of the organization's toy warehouse in Dover, N.J., during Superstorm Sandy. Read More

Toro Selects Four Finalists for "Green Spaces Make Great Places" Grant Program
It’s down to the final four in The Toro Company’s "Green Spaces Make Great Places" grant program, and now it’s up to the public to choose the winners. Read More


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