Study reports increasing lawn-care sales 

Lawn & Landscape Magazine reports that the professional lawn-care service market reached $3.4 billion in 2000, up 12 percent from 1999. The study was...

Fertilizer Institute responds to article 

The following rebuts a recent article on the ecological effects of fertilizer that appeared in Science magazine: An article recently published in Science...

Griffin LLC appoints new territory manager 

Griffin L.L.C. has appointed Don Wilson as territory manager for the Southeast region of Specialty Products. Wilson is responsible for Southeast area...

June is Perennial Gardening Month 

You can celebrate Perennial Gardening Month by discovering new perennials to plant in June. According to the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), at this...

John Deere offers new leasing program 

John Deere Credit recently introduced FlexVantage, a new leasing program for commercial outdoor power-equipment customers and governmental customers of...

Top invasive plants for New York announced 

The Invasive Plant Council of New York State (IPCNYS) has created the first-ever list of top invasive species for New York. The list includes the top...

Rhododendron demonstration in Midwest 

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill., is launching a demonstration project with the American Rhododendron Society to promote use of the shrub in the Midwest....

FMI predicts construction growth 

FMI Management Consultants released its Construction Outlook—Second Quarter 2001 Report. In the report, FMI estimates that residential construction will...

Stinking beauty: rare flower set to bloom at UW-Madison 

One of the world's largest and most malodorous flowers is about to bloom on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The titan arum or "corpse...

Ariens celebrates 85th anniversary of the Gravely tractor at Expo 2001 

(Brillion, WI) June 6, 2001—Ariens Company will kick off the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Gravely Tractor at Expo 2001. As part of the festivities,...

BASF appoints new managers 

BASF has recently appointed several new managers. William Baxter, from Cary, N.C., is the new business manager for the Turf, Ornamental and Pest Control...

Environmental Golf signs maintenance contract for seventh course in Florida 

Environmental Golf, a leading golf-course maintenance company and division of Environmental Industries Inc., has added another Florida golf course to...

Sudden oak death quarantine sought by ANLA 

The new disease that has been termed "sudden oak death" - actually a new type of Phytophthora fungus – has been found on several other species, including...

Standards manuals available 

The latest edition of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (OPEI) Manual on Standards is available for sale. This three-volume set contains all OPEI-sponsored...

Cherry trees/caterpillars linked to horse deaths 

University of Kentucky Researchers and horse owners have been scrambling to find the cause of several hundred foal deaths in Kentucky this spring. The...

EXPO’s cooling down the summer heat 

(Louisville, KY, USA) In the scorching heat of July in Louisville, what better way to cool down than to check out the latest innovations among suppliers...

Repair or Replace 2-stroke engines? 

liand-h Wendy S. Liskey Normal eliskey 2 114 2001-05-30T21:19:00Z 2001-05-30T21:19:00Z 1 1118 6377 53 12 7831 9.3821 Two-stroke engines: repair or replace?...

Rain Bird announces management changes 

Rain Bird Corporation recently promoted three of its executive managers. Ken Mills was promoted to vice president of the Turf Division, a combination...

Toricelli introduces pesticide bill 

Sen. Torricelli (D-NJ) submitted a pesticides-in-schools amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Authorization. The legislation, introduced...

Simplot names Don Johnson V.P. of fertilizer division 

The J.R. Simplot Company's Turf & Horticulture group has named Don Johnson vice president and general manager of its fertilizer division. Johnson will...

Handheld equipment market stays strong 

2000 was a year of continued growth for the hand-held power equipment industry. Shipments for most products remained strong due to the favorable economic...

Chipco appoints new sales representative 

The Chipco Professional Products group of Aventis Environmental Science appointed Joseph Grippi to the position of Sales Representative for western Michigan...

NGF reports latest operating and financial data for U.S. golf facilities 

The National Golf Foundation recently published the 2001 editions of its Operating & Financial Performance Profiles of 18-hole Golf Facilities in the...

Metallic Power tests zinc/air fuel cells 

Metallic Power, a developer of zero-emission, regenerative zinc/air fuel cells, announced that it has shipped the first of its 1.5kW portable power sources...

Simril joins Milliken Turf Products 

Geoffrey Simril has joined Milliken Turf Products as a senior technical account manager covering portions of the eastern United States and Canada. Geoff...

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