Blending Bluegrasses 

Blending Texas bluegrass’ tolerance to heat and drought with the turf and forage qualities of Kentucky bluegrass is one of the goals of a new cooperative...

BASF Professional Turf Finalizes Integration of TopPro Specialties Products 

The BASF Professional Turf & Ornamental group announced the final integration of TopPro Specialties into its existing professional turf business. This...

Husqvarna and Unifire Team Up to Support Training for Fire Service Personnel 

Husqvarna has teamed up with Unifire/Univent to provide fire saws to help train fire service personnel across the country. The co-sponsorship supports...

Textron Moves to Streamline Organization 

In its continuing effort to accelerate performance improvements, increase operational efficiencies and streamline its structure, Textron Inc. last week...

Volvo, Volvo CE Sponsor Sailing Championship 

Volvo and Volvo Construction Equipment North America are the title sponsor of the 2003 J-22 North American Championship, a major international sailing...

Briggs & Stratton Implements RightNow eService Center 

RightNow Technologies, a provider of hosted customer service and support solutions, last week announced global engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton successfully...

Shindaiwa Donates to EETC 

Shindaiwa Inc. is pleased to announce the donation of $5,000 to the Equipment & Engine Training Council. The EETC was established in 1997 to help address...

U.S. Electric Powered Lawn Equipment to Post Strong Gains Through 2007 

U.S. shipments of power lawn and garden equipment are projected to rise over 3 percent annually (including price increases) through 2007, approaching...

DLF-Trifolium Makes Equity Purchase 

DLF-Trifolium A/S completed the equity purchase of the Cebeco Seeds Group and its affiliated companies based in France, Germany, England, Czech Republic,...

Contractors Nationwide “Jump Start” Season with John Deere Credit Programs 

More than 1,000 landscape and irrigation contractors nationwide have signed up to offer John Deere Credit financing programs to homeowner clients this...

Winners Selected in The Toro Company’s Landscape Industry Show Drawings 

The Toro Company has awarded Walt Pocock, owner of Palo Verde Landscape in Palo Verde, Calif., a three-day Ensenada cruise for two in its “Set Sail With...

Ingersoll-Rand Shareholders Support Stay in Bermuda 

Shareholders of Ingersoll-Rand, Hamilton, Bermuda, last week rejected a proposal to legally move the company back to the United States from Bermuda. The...

Briggs & Stratton Rolls out the Green Carpet for 2003 National Top Ten Lawns 

Lawns around the country are turning green with envy as Briggs & Stratton Corporation announces the 2003 National Top 10 Lawns with a View. Central Park’s...

Circadian Rhythms of Plants 

Scientists have found that the 24-hour circadian rhythms that guide animal behavior also exist in plants. Research at the Agricultural Research Service’s...

Echo Incorporated Appoints Power Blower Noise Specialist 

Echo Incorporated recently appointed Larry Will to handle issues regarding power blower noise education and management. As the former vice president of...

Dow AgroSciences’ Turf and Ornamental Group Adds Third Field Researcher 

Dow AgroSciences has assigned Randy Smith to field research biologist for turf and ornamental products filling out the group’s team of three. Smith will...

Bayer ES Announces Reorganization 

Bayer Environmental Science recently announced a reorganization within the Chipco Professional Products marketing group. The changes include several new...

Toro Receives Patent For Bi-Directional Shock Absorbers 

The Toro Company was recently issued a U.S. Patent for its bi-directional shock absorbers implemented on the Groundsmaster 4000-D. Toro engineers Rex...

Whitman Resigns as Administrator of EPA 

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman met with President Bush at the White House on May 20 and tendered her resignation as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental...

Jacobsen’s Charlotte Plant Receives ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification 

Jacobsen announces that the Environmental Management System of the Charlotte Manufacturing Facility achieved ISO 14001 certification. Todd Eagle headed...

Association of Official Seed Analysts Annual Meeting 

The Association of Official Seed Analysts Annual Meeting is set for June 7-12 at Double Tree Suites, Seattle, Wash. For more information, contact Nancy...

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Rule 

Ending nearly three years of strong resistance, EPA formally withdrew its Clinton-era revisions to federal rules on runoff pollution. Rather than finalizing...

Encore Power Equipment Celebrates 15th Anniversary 

Hundreds of company friends and employees gathered to help Encore Manufacturing Company celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Encore Power Equipment at the...

Turfgrass Professor Receives Teaching Award at DelVal 

Dr. Douglas Linde, associate professor of agronomy and environmental science, recently received the Distinguished Faculty Member Award from Delaware Valley...

March Construction Down 1 Percent 

New construction starts in March slipped 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $475.2 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge,...

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