Project EverGreen Reports Broad Range of Support from All Areas of the Green Industry 

Project EverGreen continues to receive strong backing for its mission to educate consumers on the importance of preserving and enhancing green spaces. In announcing second quarter contributions to the national non-profit organization...

Irrigation Volunteers Join Arlington Cemetery Renewal 

Irrigation Association volunteers installed an irrigation system at Arlington National Cemetery on July 24, as part of a massive volunteer effort to beautify the grounds of the nation's most hallowed burial ground for fallen military....

Disease-Resistant Varieties Focus of Field Day 24  

Scotts Turf-Seed used Field Day 24, held in Hubbard, Ore., as the site for showcasing new seed varieties that are disease resistant and herbicide, salt, drought and heat tolerant....

Horticultural Asset Management Develops New Product 

Doug Cowles, executive vice president and COO of Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI), has announced that the firm has developed a revolutionary system and process for property owners...

U.S. Lawn & Garden Consumables Demand to Exceed $9 Billion in 2010 

U.S. demand for packaged lawn and garden consumables, which include fertilizers, pesticides, growing media, seeds, mulch and other related products, is forecast to increase nearly 5 percent per year to $9.1 billion in 2010...

Housing Starts Rebound in May 

Total housing starts rebounded from a 13-month low to increase 5 percent in May as builders worked down a backlog of unfilled orders under unusually good weather conditions. Issuance of new building permits fell by 2.1 percent, continuing the moderate downslide from the peak last September....

Toro Hosts WaterSmart ‘Success Without Excess’ Symposium 

Toro hosted the company’s first WaterSmart “Success Without Excess” Symposium on July 19 at Toro’s irrigation development and testing facility in Riverside, Calif. Nearly 200 leaders and stakeholders in water conservation attended the event....

Irv Stacy Joins the Advan LLC T&O Sales Team 

Irven “Irv” B. Stacy, III joins Advan LLC as Southeast area sales manager for the company’s Turf & Ornamentals division. Stacy is responsible for sales and marketing activities of Echo fungicides...

Project EverGreen Kicks Off 2006 Program with Habitat for Humanity in Lawrence 

On July 5, non-profit Project EverGreen began its 2006 lawn and landscape sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity at the Homewood homes in Lawrence. Local companies Paramount Landscaping and Campbell’s Sod donated and installed sod and shrubs...

New Azide-Based Pest Management Products on the Way 

Gowan Co., LLC announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with American Pacific Corp. (AMPAC) to develop and bring to market azide-based pest management products. ...

Irrigation Efficiency Brochure Released for Smart Irrigation Month 

A brochure of water-efficiency tips for homeowners is available for download in recognition of Smart Irrigation Month, the Irrigation Association announced...

Aquascape Designs Unveils Enhanced Branding Strategy 

On July 13, Aquascape Designs President and CEO Greg Wittstock announced the details of the company’s major brand enhancement strategy. Effective January 1, 2007, Aquascape Designs will be known as Aquascape, Inc. in a massive branding initiative ...

Chris Key Joins BASF as Central and Southern Florida Sales Specialist; Jonathan Smith Becomes South Carolina Sales Specialist 

BASF Professional Vegetation Management (ProVM) announced today that Chris Key has joined the sales team as a sales specialist covering the Central and Southern Florida area. ...

Water Quality Review Seeks Participants 

The Environmental Institute of Golf, along with the United States Golf Association (USGA), is funding a research project that will measure the impact of golf courses on surface and ground water...

PLANET Returns to Popular Format for Specialty Symposium 

This year, PLANET returns to its popular format of four specialized tracks for its upcoming Specialty Symposium—lawn care, design/build/installation, interior plantscaping and landscape management—each designed to hone in on attendees’ specific business areas....

2006 Toro Championship Tournament Training Program Winners to Attend the PGA Championship 

Three members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) have been selected to learn first-hand what it takes to prepare for one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world....

The University of Georgia Hosts Turfgrass Field Day and Golf Tournament 

On Aug. 14, the Georgia Turfgrass Foundation Trust (GTFT) will host the “Weed Whacker Golf Tournament” at Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge. This Tom Fazio-designed golf course has been a perennial LPGA tour stop...

Scotts Co. to Donate Portion of Sales to Wee One Foundation 

Scotts/Landmark Seed has announced that it will be donating $5 to the Wee One Foundation for every 25-pound bucket sold of its new Memorial Creeping Bentgrass. The Wee One Foundation was established in memory of Wayne Otto, CGCS,...

Extension Agents Announce 2006 Fire Ant Outlook 

Extension agents, university or government employees, who develop and deliver educational programs to assist people in agricultural development and environmental issues, are essential in the development and improvement of how people handle the threat of fire ants in the southern United States. ...

New Holland Announces New Standard Warranty 

A new one-year, unlimited-hour standard warranty went into effect earlier this year for virtually all New Holland construction equipment products. “Our new warranty leads the industry and further reflects the confidence we have in the New Holland construction equipment lineup,” said Bob Bernardi, vice president of sales and marketing at New Holland. ...

Elton John Concert Gives Groundsman a Rock ‘N Roll Headache 

While rock and roll promoters surely have the staging of extravagant music concerts down to a fine art, Mike Grantham, head groundsman at Kent County Cricket Club, has just experienced at first hand the logistical headaches...

Geller Sport, Inc. Scores Landscape Design Award  

Geller Sport, Inc. scored a Merit Award for Parks and Recreation Facilities from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) for the restoration of the multipurpose Lincoln Fields, a former capped landfill in Lexington, Mass. ...

ANLA and PNLA Represented at Senate Immigration Hearing 

The views of the nursery and landscape industry were represented recently at an immigration reform field hearing held by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA). ...

RedMax Recalls Backpack Blowers 

RedMax/Komatsu Zenoah America Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling approximately 170,000 gas powered backpack blowers. ...

Caterpillar Launches Landscape Industry Section on cat.com 

Caterpillar Inc. has launched a section of the cat.com website dedicated to providing information for landscape and green industry professionals: ...

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