OPEI confirms decline in turf power equipment shipments 

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's Economic Forecast was revised in November, confirming a significant decline in turf equipment shipments for 2001....

Suicide bombers using pesticides? 

Palestinian suicide bombers reportedly may have laced their bombs with chemicals, possibly pesticides, according to Israel's Health Ministry. It wasn't...

Gas prices continue decline 

Retail gasoline continued their decline, according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Energy Information Agency. The U.S. average for the week of 12/10 was...

Exmark names distributor the year 

Exmark manufacturing -- maker of commercial mowers -- has named Power Equipment Distributors (PED) in Richmond, Mich. As the 2001 Exmark Distributor of...

FMC Corporation's Specialty Products Business appoints new manager 

Jim Walter joins FMC Corporation’s Specialty Products Business in a new position as Turf & Ornamental/General Household Pest Segment Manager. In his new...

New Sonar Precision Release introduced during FAPMS 

SePRO Corporation introduced Sonar Precision Release aquatic herbicide during the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society’s annual meeting in Daytona...

Toro nets record income for fiscal 2001, will close Riverside, Calif. Plant 

The Toro Company reports record sales and profitability for fiscal 2001, beating analyst expectations for the year. Net income for fiscal 2001 increased...

ArborLearn.org offers Plant Appraisal Workshop 

Aborlearn.org offers a web-based workshop that will help to familiarize you with basic information needed to offer a reasonable opinion on the value of...

Don't be fooled: Winter WILL arrive, warns NOAA 

Don't let the recent short-sleeve temperatures fool you: The U.S. remains on track for a repeat of last winter, NOAA forecasters have said. In an update...

Echo names VP of marketing 

Joseph F. Fahey has been named to the newly created position of vice president, marketing in an announcement made by Chuck Kitazume, president of Echo...

American Golf, NGF partner to assess customer satisfaction 

American Golf Corp. (AGC) has begun implementing the National Golf Foundation's Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction Program (CLASP) in all 200 of its public...

ITODA sets annual RISE meeting 

The Independent Turf & Ornamental Distributors Association (ITODA) will hold its 4th Annual RISE/ITODA Breakfast at 6:45 a.m. on Feb. 7 at the 76th Annual...

Home Depot, Servicemaster to offer residential maintenance 

The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced it is teaming up with The ServiceMaster Company, the nation's leading provider...

New herbicide introduced 

Metgard 60 DF herbicide, a formulation of metsulfuron methyl, has been registered by the US EPA for applications on non-cropland, announced Dick Farrar,...

Deere & Company sells Homelite operations to TechTronics 

Deere & Company announced that it has sold its Homelite consumer products business to TechTronics Industries Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong. Under terms of the...

Bobcat and Jennifer Equipment answer call for needed equipment 

Jennifer Equipment of Rapid City, South Dakota – in conjunction with West Fargo, North Dakota-based Bobcat – delivered a Bobcat 873 skid-steer loader...

Dow AgroSciences launches customer resource tool 

Dow AgroSciences LLC announces a new customer-focused Web site – www.dowagro.com. The new site allows visitors worldwide to stay current on product information,...

Rain Bird to participate in Rose Bowl Parade 

Rain Bird Sprinkler Mfg. Corp. is taking part in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses on New Year’s Day 2002. The theme of the float is Animal Ambassadors...

Ariens Company contributes $40,000 to disaster relief efforts 

Ariens Company established an employee contribution fund to aid the families of the police, fire and emergency medical service workers responding to the...

PBI/Gordon announces new management 

PBI/Gordon Corporation, Kansas City, Mo., announced that Mark Miller of Leawood, Kan., is the company's new sales manager for professional turf and ornamental...

Scag “Distributor of the Year” award presented 

Scag Power Equipment recently invited over 120 distributor personnel from around the world to its 2001 International Sales Meeting in Waukesha, Wisconsin....

Activists decry EPA Use of Human Testing 

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a vocal opponent of the pesticide industry, is protesting an apparent reversal in policy by EPA. In considering...

Turf pioneer dies 

The Professional Lawn Care Association reported that Turf Doctor's John Kenney passed away from cancer on Nov. 26. He was a pioneer in the turf industry,...

Landscapers at risk for "rabbit fever" 

Rabbit fever, also known pneumonic tularemia, was occurring at higher than usual rates in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts last year. Scientists who studied...

Chuck Yeager's tractor to be auctioned 

John Deere and General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, USAF Retired, have joined forces to offer you the tractor Gen. Yeager used to tend his 50-acre ranch....

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