United States records warmest April teamperatures and near-average precipitation 

According to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climate Data Center, the continental United States experienced...

Monitoring and Tracking Your Competitors 

What is it that makes a consumer choose one land care company over another? Although this question may not have a simple answer, there are plenty of variables to consider when developing an effective plan to close deals over the competition....

Finding Answers 

AIRING OUT Q I've seen a lot of demonstrations of different core aerating machines, along with different approaches (some with tines going into soil at...

Teaming Up for Renovation 

When a top college football team swarms onto the field at a freshly renovated stadium, there is one feature every fan sees and appreciates: the turf....

AIR ENRICHMENT STOPS DISEASE 

Researchers at the Duke University Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) research forest in Durham, N.C., are discovering amazing things. FACE is a forest with...

Chemicals Update: Ornamental Products 

While ornamentals probably do not receive chemical applications with the regularity that you give turf, pesticides are still a critical tool for managing...

New home construction cools 

The pace of new-home construction continued its orderly cool down in March, dipping 7.8 percent for the month following a temporary surge earlier this...

Irrigation association sends delegation to congress 

The Irrigation Association's (IA) message that irrigation is part of the solution on water issues is beginning to resonate on Capitol Hill, the IA's legislative...

Orum is national immigration forum's Entrepreneuer of the year 

Peter Orum, chairman of Midwest Groundcovers, LLC (IL) and past president of the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), received the National...

Planet releases new safety cd 

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has released a new product, the STARS Safety Program for Green Industry Companies, on CD. This ready-to-use...

Because green matters winner named 

Project EverGreen has named Southern Land Company, Franklin, Tenn., as the winner of its 2006 Because Green Matters award. In making the announcement,...

Product Preview 

TOUGH TAPE The Gorilla Glue Co. introduces Gorilla Tape, which sticks to surfaces ordinary tapes can't, such as metal, glass, brick, stucco and wood....

Technology Short on Glamour, Long on Results 

Maintenance management software can help manage your investments in new lawn care equipment technologies along with the rest of your lawn care assets and equipment...

Help Wanted 

America is a melting pot, a mixture of races and cultures who, as a whole, embody what America is all about...

FOCUS ON: Hedge Trimmers 

Trimming overgrown hedges and shrubs is a must this time of year, as your clients are looking for a well-manicured property...

Unexpected results reported during 2006 disease update 

Surprising research results on gray leaf spot on turf and a new annual bluegrass disease were discussed at the PACE Turfgrass Research Institute seminar...

Chemical Update: Plant Growth Regulators 

The benefits of plant growth regulators, or PGRs, go above and beyond simply reducing plant growth. Grounds care professionals are using PGRs to reduce maintenance and to improve plant vigor....

Superintendents say switch was appropriate 

In recent years, much of the focus on the golf course at Augusta National has been on the lengthening of several holes, the addition of trees and the...

Putting the Numbers to PGRs 

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) can help you stay on track with substantial savings in your property management programs...

New Green Industry PAC 

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced the formation of the Professional Landcare Network Political Action Committee (PAC)...

Project Evergreen launches green care for troops 

Project EverGreen is launching GreenCare for Troops: Serving You While You Serve Us...

How To: Save fuel in your daily operations 

Cutting fuel costs and maximizing fuel efficiency...

Proof Positive 

In the past 15 years, drug testing in the U.S. workplace has gone from ground zero to widespread employer acceptance. ...

About Amnesty 

There are an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living here, which accounts for about 5 percent of the civilian labor force...

Finding Answers 

Returning grass clippings on turf helps return nutrition back to the turf....

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