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Stephanie Brownell Promoted to CFO of Hunter Industries - SAN MARCOS, Calif. - Hunter Industries announces that Stephanie ...

10/2/2014 - Stephanie Brownell Promoted to CFO of Hunter Industries

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - Hunter Industries announces that Stephanie Brownell, who had been serving as the company's tax director and corporate secretary, has been promoted to chief financial officer. Brownell has been with Hunter Industries since 1995. She graduated from San Diego State University, holds a master's degree in taxation and is a CPA. She has served on the Board of Directors at Hunter...


10/2/2014 - Hydretain Photo Contest Now Open for Voting

OCALA, Fla. - Ecologel Solutions, LLC has announced that the voting period for the Hydretain Photo Contest is now open. The contest brought in some great photos covering a multitude of application sites including home lawns, potted plants, landscape ornamentals, trees, seed germination and agriculture. The voting period will remain open through 5 p.m. EST on Oct. 23, 2014. Winners of the first-,...


10/2/2014 - John Deere Landscapes Acquires Boston Irrigation Supply Company

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - John Deere Landscapes, LLC has acquired Boston Irrigation Supply Company, Inc. (BISCO). BISCO has five locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York. "The acquisition of BISCO allows John Deere Landscapes to increase our presence in the Northeast market. BISCO has been providing high-quality irrigation and landscape lighting materials to contractors for almost...


10/2/2014 - FMC Announces Early Order Program

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - With more products and incentives than ever before, the FMC 2014 Early Order Program offers significant savings, a Build-Your-Own Bonus program and extended terms on its most popular turf and ornamental products. The program is running from Sept. 15 through Dec. 12, 2014, allowing program participants to purchase products at current pricing, but defer payment for select qualifying...


10/2/2014 - Toro Announces 2015 Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program

One lucky student will help prepare the field for Super Bowl XLIX
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Toro Company is pleased to announce the 13th annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. In February 2015, one lucky student will travel to Glendale, Arizona, to help the grounds crew prepare the field for one of the biggest games in football. With an extensive history of supporting student scholarships and educational activities, Toro is proud to offer this unique...


10/1/2014 - Clipper Aquatic Herbicide Registered for Use in California

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., and ALSIP, Ill. - Valent Professional Products and Nufarm Americas, Inc., announced that Clipper Aquatic Herbicide has been registered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use by golf course superintendents, lawn care operators (LCOs) and aquatic resource managers in California. A fast-acting contact herbicide, Clipper is the only PPO inhibitor with proven...


10/1/2014 - Patten Seed Opens New Seed Processing Plant

FT. VALLEY, Ga. - On Sept. 1, 2014, Patten Seed Company's new seed plant processed its first batch of grass seed in their facility on the grounds of Patten Seed's Super-Sod farm. Patten Seed bought the new Universal Coating Systems equipment to coat, treat and bag larger 25- and 50-pound bags of their TifBlair Centipede and Zenith Zoysia grass seed brands. Previously, the seed company had outsourced...


Billy Goat Acquires Plugr Aerators from SourceOne - LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Billy Goat Industries, Inc., has completed the acq...

10/1/2014 - Billy Goat Acquires Plugr Aerators from SourceOne

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Billy Goat Industries, Inc., has completed the acquisition of the Plugr brand of aerators from SourceOne, Lincoln, Nebraska. The acquisition of the Plugr brand of aerators complements Billy Goat's new 30-inch hydro aerator launching at the GIE+EXPO Oct. 22-25 and creates the premier lineup of commercial reciprocating aerators on the market. Reciprocating aerators have...


Can Electric Equipment Revolutionize Landscape Maintenance? - I first met Dan Mabe in April 2013 on the UCLA campus. Mabe ...

10/1/2014 - Can Electric Equipment Revolutionize Landscape Maintenance?

Jamie Banks, Ph.D., MS
I first met Dan Mabe in April 2013 on the UCLA campus. Mabe is founder of the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA), a training and certification group for electric landscape maintenance equipment and gas-free "Green Zones." I direct a nonprofit organization, Quiet Communities (Lincoln, Massachusetts), which aims to bring communities and industry together to achieve cleaner, quieter and healthier...


10/1/2014 - PERC's Propane Mower Incentive Doubles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning in October, landscape professionals can earn double the incentive dollars available through the Propane Education & Research Council's Propane Mower Incentive Program. Through the end of the year, program participants can earn $2,000 toward the purchase of a new propane-powered mower and $1,000 toward a qualified conversion. Attendees at GIE+EXPO, Oct. 22-24 in...


New Kohler 824 Raises Bar on Power and Efficiency - Two propane 824cc Command PRO EFI engines planned, too - KOHLER, Wis. ...

10/1/2014 - New Kohler 824 Raises Bar on Power and Efficiency

Two propane 824cc Command PRO EFI engines planned, too
KOHLER, Wis. - KOHLER Engines has unveiled its most fuel-efficient commercial engine with best-in-class horsepower and torque.* The 824cc Command PRO EFI engine features a highly-tuned air intake system that enhances airflow to maximize power and torque. The company's closed-loop, electronic fuel injection (EFI) system, when coupled with the new design, makes the 824 Kohler's most fuel-efficient...


Briggs & Stratton Unveils 810cc EFI Engine Series - Engines combine peak performance with fuel efficiency - MILWAUKEE, Wis...

10/1/2014 - Briggs & Stratton Unveils 810cc EFI Engine Series

Engines combine peak performance with fuel efficiency
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power introduces its Vanguard 810cc EFI engine series, which combines the increased fuel efficiency of a closed-loop electronic fuel injection system with the increased capability of an 810cc engine. Add it together and the Vanguard 810cc EFI engine gives landscape contractors an optimum level of power and fuel efficiency for commercial zero-turn...


9/30/2014 - Ruppert Landscape Hosting Field Day in October

BALTIMORE, Md. - Five hundred of Ruppert Landscape's employees will provide nearly $180,000 worth of landscape renovations to Baltimore's Carroll Park on Friday, Oct. 10. The project will include demolition, excavation and grading work along with the installation of pavers, sod, perennials, grasses, groundcover, shrubs and trees. In total, over 5,000 man hours are being donated to bring this...


9/30/2014 - ONLA Partners with John Deere Landscapes

CLOUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) has formed a partnership with John Deere Landscapes to offer two green industry programs under one roof on Jan. 6, 2015. ONLA's CENTS is the Midwest's largest green industry convention, which for over 80 years, has connected thousands to the education and resources they need to operate and grow successful businesses. Ten years...


CASE CE Unveils "Diamond Dealer" Award Winners - CASE Construction Equipment named its 2014 "Diamond Dealer" recipients as...

9/30/2014 - CASE CE Unveils "Diamond Dealer" Award Winners

CASE Construction Equipment named its 2014 "Diamond Dealer" recipients as a part of its North American Construction Equipment Partnership Program. The award recognizes dealerships across the country for leadership and dedication in growing the CASE brand, and excellence in five categories, including performance, marketing and communications, product support, parts support and training. This year's...


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