Cloning national heirloom trees 

Since July 2000, National Tree Trust (NTT) has partnered with the Champion Tree Project (CTP) to continue a process originated by the CTP, that of cloning...

New green-industry web resource 

PlantAmerica (www.plantamerica.com), an organization that sells members of the green industry web-based technology tools to enhance their businesses,...

Sudden oak death may create fire threat 

Sudden oak death, which first appeared in California in 1995, has killed thousands of oaks. This has fire officials worried about the possible fire hazard...

Pursell Farms officially opens 

On July 28, David Pursell, CEO of Pursell Technologies, presided over the official Grand Opening of Pursell Farms, the 3000-acre site which is now home...

"Smart" fertilizer improves plant growth, prevents pollution from run off 

A new phosphorus fertilizer, developed by Penn State horticultural scientists, improves plant root growth, drought tolerance, shoot quality and flowers...

www.HowStuffWorks.com showcases Caterpillar equipment 

HowStuffWorks.com has recently added four sections to its award-winning web site with the help of content, graphics and photos from Caterpillar, Inc....

Elm Research Institute creates American elms online 

The nonprofit Elm Research Institute in Westmoreland, N.H., now has a web page that tells the history of the American elm, caring for older elms and information...

LESCO revises growth estimates downward 

LESCO Inc. announced today that since its press release on May 10, 2001, the Company has experienced a deterioration in economic conditions, affecting...

Snow and ice ahead—be ready! 

The University of Iowa is offering a web-based class, Winter Highway Maintenance, designed for winter maintenance practitioners. The class is semi-asynchronous....

FQPA issues in brief 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and hopes to be finished with the review of the...

Ergonomics: The issue that everyone hoped had gone away 

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao has suggested that a plan for developing a new ergonomics standard will be released in September. Unlike the old one,...

ASGCA elects eight new associate members 

The American Society of Golf Course Architects recently elected eight new associate members at its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. The inductees are:...

California State University at San Bernardino to sponsor plant seminar 

A Southwest Palm seminar will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Richard M. Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif. Seminar topics will...

Ariens Company hosts Gravely Club Mow-In 

Ariens Company will host the Gravely Tractor Club of America’s fifth annual Mow-In on Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4, in the company’s hometown of...

Canadian high court okays city pesticide bans 

The Supreme Court of Canada reportedly has issued a ruling that Canadian municipalities may ban pesticides used for aesthetic purposes. The ruling opens...

ADS and Eagle Golf form partnership 

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) and Eagle Golf and Landscape Products are partnering to provide drainage and erosion control products for golf courses....

John Deere Licenses clean-burning engine technology 

Deere and Co. recently signed a technology sharing agreement with Stihl to develop and manufacture engines using a reduced-emission 2-stroke fuel-handling...

ILCA Spanish/English tutorial now available 

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, in cooperation with the University of Illinois, has created an interactive Spanish/English language tutorial...

Summertime, and the yard chores are easy 

Homeowners will have it easier than ever in the yard this summer, thanks to a wide variety of outdoor power equipment. According to the Outdoor Power...

Chemical Updates 

Grounds Maintenance magazine annually revises and publishes it Chemical Updates series. Below are links to our online versions. Currently, we have our...

Tyler expands custom mapping service 

Bruce Jasurda, chief operating officer, today announced that the company is expanding its custom mapping service with the hiring of Brad Peiffer to head...

Yazoo/Kees announces new sales manager 

Yazoo/Kees Power Equipment has appointed Bob Morgan as the new sales manager for the South/Southeast region of the United States. Morgan will also manage...

PPEMA to cease operations 

The Portable Power Equipment Manufacturers Association (PPEMA) has voted to cease operations as of Dec. 31, 2001. PPEMA has been operating for 45 years,...

Pesticide Institutes offered this summer 

The Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association will host its 11th Annual Pesticide Institutes this summer. The Institutes, held in different regions...

Late 90's drought combined with this winter's weather slams rhododendrons 

Don't panic over or give up on those shriveled rhododendrons—at least not yet. That's the message from Extension Educators of UMass Extension's Landscape,...

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