Acephate 97UP approved for broad-spectrum insect control 

Acephate 97UP, a water-dispersible acephate formulation, has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on tobacco, vegetables,...

Snowthrower Shipments Down for 2003 

Estimates by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) for Model Year (MY) 2003, which ended in February, indicate that snow thrower shipments slipped...

RedMax Extends Commercial Warranty On Backpack Blowers 

RedMax has extended its commercial warranty to two years on all backpack blowers sold after June 1, 2003. This doubles the warranty period on all backpack...

John Deere Landscapes Opens Eight New Branches Across United States 

John Deere Landscapes, the nation’s leading distributor of irrigation equipment and landscape supplies has announced the opening of eight new branches...

Construction Trends in ’03 Similar to ’02 

Construction put in place lost steam in May but is still ahead of 2002’s pace, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors...

Steiner Relocates Manufacturing to Elevate Product Growth, Stability 

The manufacturing of Steiner, a Jacobsen Commercial Grounds Care brand of lawn and turf equipment, is moving from Dalton, Ohio, to Johnson Creek, Wis....

Leaders From Environmental and Golf Communities to Convene 

Nearly 50 individuals representing environmental and golf interests will gather in Lawrence, Kan., July 29-31, to participate in a strategic planning...

Architect Bob Graves Dies 

Bob Graves, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, died June 28 in Bend, Ore., after a long battle with cancer. He was 72....

John Deere Sponsors First Habitat Home 

John Deere has partnered with Greater Black Hawk County Habitat for Humanity and donated resources to build a home for a family in Waterloo, Iowa. As...

ANLA Grower Tour Stays Stateside, Visits Operations in Virginia 

The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) annual Grower Tour will remain in the United States this year, taking attendees to member firms...

LESCO Joins Par Aide’s National Dealer Network 

LESCO, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSCO), specialty provider of products for the professional green and pest control industries, and Par Aide Products Co., supplier...

The Toro Co. Presents a Trans-Mississippi Scholarship 

The Toro Co. presented the Trans Mississippi Golf Association Scholarship Fund with a Trans Mississippi Scholarship for $1,500 in the name of The Minikahda...

Novozymes Acquires Roots, Inc. of Kansas City 

Novozymes announced the acquisition of Roots, Inc., a plant health care products company based in the Kansas City area. Roots will be integrated into...

Toce Named Business Manager for BASF Professional Turf & Ornamental 

BASF Corporation announced the appointment of Mike Toce as business manager for the company’s Professional Turf & Ornamental group. In his new role, Toce...

Cashman Equipment Introduces Machine Security System 

Las Vegas-based Cashman Equipment is now offering the Machine Security System on new Caterpillar equipment and will soon offer it for retrofitting on...

Shindaiwa Reports Solid 2002-03 Growth 

Tualatin, Ore.-based Shindaiwa Inc. announced recently it concluded its second best ever year of growth. President Tom Bunch made the announcement at...

West Nile Virus 

Mosquitoes have become more than a nuisance recently. They can transmit diseases such as the West Nile virus. One mosquito genus, called Culex, has been...

Caterpillar Reports May Dealer Sales 

Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar last week said retail sales from its dealers of machinery for the three months ended in April rose 2 percent worldwide,...

Husqvarna Expands N.C. Facility 

Husqvarna recently completed a significant expansion of the assembly operation for handheld products at its Charlotte, N.C., facilities. The expansion...

Caterpillar Reports May Dealer Sales 

Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar last week said retail sales from its dealers of machinery for the three months ended in April rose 2 percent worldwide,...

Shindaiwa Reports Solid 2002-03 Growth 

Tualatin, Ore.-based Shindaiwa Inc. announced recently it concluded its second best ever year of growth. President Tom Bunch made the announcement at...

Bayer Environmental Science Has Field Day with Research 

In Clayton, N.C., researchers for Bayer Environmental Science are testing turf-disease and pest-control products on what’s touted to be the largest single-site...

Many California Engines Unlawful, CARB Warns 

Officials from the California Air Resources Board recently said that many engines owned by California rental centers are not registered with the board...

Nonresidential Construction Rises in April 

Nonresidential building grew 7 percent to $150.5 billion during April after decreased activity during the previous two months, according to McGraw-Hill...

Caterpillar Supports Global Engine Emission Regulations 

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., last week urged the United States Environmental Protection Agency to seek ways to standardize emissions regulations with...

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