Key West Golf Club Re-opens October 1, 2007 

Key West Golf Club is set to re-open on October 1st after damage and salt water intrusion from Hurricane Wilma last year forced a redesign of the course. ...

Fungo is now AllBan 

Systemic fungicide Fungo has been renamed AllBan, with an expanded label to include field, nursery, greenhouse, landscape and turf. AllBan provides control of most key ornamental diseases ...

Housing Starts Cool 2.5 Percent in July 

Starts in new-home construction dropped 2.5 percent in July, according to figures released by the Commerce Department, continuing the orderly cool down of the housing market. Housing starts declined to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.795 million units. ...

Schiller-Pfeiffer Buys Jacobsen Commercial Grounds Care Lines 

The Jacobsen Commercial Grounds Care lines (Bunton, BOB-CAT, Ryan, Steiner and Brouwer) are now under the ownership of the newly created Commercial Grounds Care Inc. (CGC), an affiliate of Schiller-Pfeiffer. ...

Certification Review Session Offered at Green Industry Conference 

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced that a Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) exam review session will be offered on Nov. 1 at the Green Industry Conference (GIC), in Columbus, Ohio. ...

Stihl’s Mueller Appointed German Honorary Consul 

Peter Mueller, executive vice president of operations for STIHL Inc., has been named Honorary Consul of Germany for Virginia. Mueller was recently appointed in a ceremony held at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. German President Horst Kohler approved the nomination last year....

GCBAA Partners with NRPA to Take ‘Sticks for Kids’ Nationwide 

The Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) Foundation has partnered with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to bring its "Sticks for Kids" program to NRPA members nationwide...

Because Green Matters Award Seeks to Honor Patrons of the Green 

A famous frog once said it wasn’t easy being green—and it isn’t—it’s hard work! Project EverGreen honors the company, organization or individual that promotes the beneficial effects of green spaces through a major project to create or improve a green space with its annual Because Green Matters Award program....

Mid-Am Expands Conference Line Up for 2007 Show 

The Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show (Mid-Am) has expanded its essential educational sessions for the 2007 show by partnering with the Irrigation Association (IA) to bring the IA Certification Program and classes to Mid-Am's conference series...

Tecumseh Looking for Oldest Working Snow Thrower and Ice Auger 

Tecumseh Power Company, a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company, is looking for the oldest working snow thrower powered by a Tecumseh Snow King, Lauson or Power Products engine. ...

U.S. Agencies Adopt Cutting-Edge Weather Forecast Model 

An advanced weather forecast model that predicts several types of extreme weather with substantially improved accuracy has been adopted for day-to-day operational use by NOAA and U.S. Air Force weather forecasters. ...

Emerald Ash Borer Surveillance Detects the Presence of the Insect 

Maryland officials recently confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) in ash trees located in the Clinton/Brandywine area of southern Prince George’s County. ...

2007 U.S. Senior Open to Be Held at Whistling Straits 

The 2007 United States Senior Open organizers are still accepting applications for the time-honored event to be held at Whistling Straits from July 2-8, 2007. Alongside the more than 100 best senior golfers in the world and an anticipated 250,000 golf enthusiasts...

ANLA Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors 

The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) elected new board members at its annual meeting on July 12, 2006 in Vail, Colo. ANLA’s board is comprised of regional representatives in addition to the president, president elect and the immediate past president...

Safety After The Storm: 2006 Hurricane Season Clean-Up Advice 

To prepare for the 2006 Hurricane Season, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Education & Research Foundation strongly encourages residents of storm-prone areas to follow basic safety steps when using outdoor power equipment for storm clean up. ...

Business Expert to Give ‘Extreme Leadership’ Keynote at Irrigation Show 

Steve Farber, president of Extreme Leadership Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the International Irrigation Show in San Antonio, the Irrigation Association announced....

Brickman Donates Lawncare Services to Military Families 

Brickman recently announced its participation in an initiative called “GreenCare for Troops” in which it will provide free landscape maintenance services to approximately 50 military families whose primary breadwinner is serving in the Middle East. ...

Gachina Landscape Management Receives CLCA Awards 

Gachina Landscape Management announced that the company won four awards from the 33rd annual CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association) Bay Area Landscape Awards...

Generics Infiltrating Turf and Ornamentals Market 

Marketers of pesticides and fertilizers have always focused on vying against competing brands for share in the lucrative turf and ornamental plant markets, but the competitive landscape is now changing. The growing presence of generic products in this traditionally branded sector is beginning to represent a significant threat to some branded products, ...

ANLA Speaks With One Voice in D.C. 

The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has announced its biennial Legislative Conference during the week of July 20-25, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The conference brings together industry business owners and managers representing the growing, distribution, landscape and retail sectors, as well as sister organizations with similar legislative agendas...

Nufarm Receives EPA Registration For New Imidacloprid Product, Mallet 2F 

Nufarm Americas, Inc. recently announced that it has been granted federal EPA registration for a new line of insecticide products based upon the active ingredient imidacloprid. This systemic, low rate neonicotinoid insecticide provides broad-spectrum control of target pests in ...

The Perennial Plant Association Announces 2006 Scholarship Awards Winners 

The Perennial Plant Association recently recognized seven students as recipients of the 2006 Perennial Plant Association Scholarship and Grant Awards. Each year the PPA grants scholarships to students for excellent academic performance and potential participation in the perennial industry. ...

Irrigation Association, USDA Celebrate Irrigation Efficiency 

Preserving water through efficient irrigation is good for the environment, good for wildlife and good for growers, said Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana at an event celebrating Smart Irrigation Month....

FarmLinks LLC Selects Cleghorn to Fill New Position of Experience Manager 

FarmLinks LLC recently announced the addition of Casey Cleghorn as the experience manager of The Experience at FarmLinks, the nation’s source for “hands-on” golf course information where superintendents preview the industry’s most advanced technology, test the newest equipment and interact with some of the industry’s top professionals....

Horticultural Asset Management Adds Bartlett Tree Experts to Field Assessment Network 

Doug Cowles, executive vice president and COO of Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI), has announced that Bartlett Tree Experts has joined HMI’s Premier Level Member (PLM) network of field-based landscape assessors. ...

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