Syngenta Receives Registration of Monument Herbicide 

Syngenta Professional Products announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration of Monument herbicide for post-emergence weed...

New Residential Sales Up From Last Year 

Sales of new one-family houses in September 2003 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,145,000, according to estimates released jointly by the...

Komatsu To Acquire Finland Forestry Business 

Komatsu Ltd. of Japan agreed to acquire Kone Oyj’s forest machine business, Partek Forest for about $138 million. The deal is subject to approval by the...

Bayer Sponsors STMA Field of the Year Program 

Bayer Environmental Science will be a sponsor for the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Annual Field of the Year program in 2003 and 2004, the company...

Tanaka Announces New Identity and Branding Strategy 

Auburn, Wash.-based Tanaka, last week announced its new company identity and branding strategy based on two recently introduced product categories – powerboards...

Ariens Snowthrowers Designated Consumers Digest 'Best Buys' 

Three Ariens snowthrower models have been identified as Consumers Digest "Best Buys" in the November/December issue of Consumers Digest magazine, distributed...

Bayer Selects Nterline to Streamline Point-of-Sale Data Collection for Its Green Business 

Bayer Environmental Science (ES), a division of Bayer AG, has selected Nterline to develop a customized Web-based system for collecting, cleaning and...

UAP Timberland, United Horticultural Supply and York Distributors Included in Recent Sale of UAP 

On October 30, 2003, ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced it had reached an agreement to sell United Agri Products (UAP), its U.S. and Canadian crop, and non-crop...

Ariens Opens Company Museum in Brillion, Wisconsin 

In conjunction with the company’s 70th anniversary, Ariens Company has converted its original manufacturing facility into a company museum featuring seven...

BASF Sells Agricultural Soil Fumigant Business to Kanesho Soil Treatment BVBA 

BASF (NYSE: BF) and Kanesho Soil Treatment BVBA, Brussels, Belgium, a subsidiary of Agro-Kanesho Co., Ltd., Japan, reached final agreement on the sale...

JCB Chairman Honored With Entrepreneurial Award 

Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman and managing director of JCB Ltd. was recognized with one of two 2003 Entrepreneurial Awards at the 2003 Transatlantic Business...

Echo, Inc. Donates Woodcarving to Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Echo-sponsored wood sculptor, Conrad Sandoval, will create a large-scale solid woodcarving Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, as a part of the Green Industry Expo...

ITODA Board Announces Branding Plan 

The Board of Directors of the Independent Turf and Ornamental Distributors Association (ITODA) announced plans to revitalize the organization’s brand...

Golf course superintendents offer opinions on issues ranging from Jack vs. Tiger to course conditioning to home lawn care 

According to a 2003 survey of superintendents conducted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), 59 percent contend Jack Nicklaus...

Virginia Tech Professor Receives ANLA Nursery Extension Award 

The American Nursery & Landscape Association awarded Dr. Bonnie Lee Appleton, professor of Horticulture and Extension Nursery/Landscape Management at...

Cummins Comments on Global Air Quality Standards 

Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc., commented recently on the need for global, ultra-low sulfur fuel requirements to meet air quality standards. Speaking...

Echo Names 2002 Top Producers at Annual Distributor Meeting 

Echo, Inc. recently named its top-grossing distributors for 2002 at its Annual Distributor Meeting in Santa Barbara, Calif., giving each company an award...

Fall Dates Help Boost Success of EXPO 2003 

Sunny weather in the 70s and a myriad of new products set the stage for the 2003 International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo (EXPO), Oct. 18-20...

Formulator Summit Offers Industry Overview 

Formulators from 14 companies throughout the country learned about new application techniques, updated product information and enhancing customer relations...

Farmers National Company Adds Mapping Technology Services 

Richard Hahn, president of Farmers National Company, announces that the Omaha-based company Infinite Decision Systems (IDS) has joined Farmers National...

Relay for Life Finds Grass Roots Support 

Bill Gundlach is this year's winner of the Community Service Award from the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA). Gundlach has owned...

Unemployment Remains Steady 

The unemployment rate remained at 6.1 percent in September, and total non-farm payroll employment was little changed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of...

USDA Quarantines 13 Counties in Michigan for Emerald Ash Borer 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced that it is quarantining 13 counties in Michigan because of the...

Caterpillar Sues Disney Over 'Jungle' Film 

Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar last week filed suit against the Walt Disney Co. and Buena Vista Entertainment to block the release of “George of the Jungle...

August Construction Drops 1 Percent 

New construction starts in August retreated 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $514.2 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction Dodge,...

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