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Jerry Lucas OTF Conference Keynote Speaker - Syngenta-sponsored presentation set for Dec. 10 - SANDUSKY, Ohio - Jerry Luca...

11/26/2014 - Jerry Lucas OTF Conference Keynote Speaker

Syngenta-sponsored presentation set for Dec. 10
By Larry Aylward/Editorial Director
SANDUSKY, Ohio - Jerry Lucas is arguably the greatest high school basketball player that Ohio has ever seen. Nobody put up numbers like Lucas did while starring at Middletown High School in the mid-1950s. Lucas, who later starred on an NCAA championship Ohio State University team and as an Olympian and as a NBA hall of famer, is delivering the keynote at this year's Ohio Turfgrass Conference at...


New Mini Gas Engine Next Big Thing? - BLOOMFIELD, Conn.- LiquidPiston, Inc., based here, recently unveiled the X Mini, a p...

11/26/2014 - New Mini Gas Engine Next Big Thing?

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.- LiquidPiston, Inc., based here, recently unveiled the X Mini, a power-dense, low-vibration, quiet, 70-cc gasoline powered rotary four-stroke engine prototype. The compact engine has only two primary moving parts, a 4-lb. core, and fits in a 6.6" x 6.2" x 5.4" box. In prototype testing, the spark-ignited X Mini engine has shown high power density, producing 3.5...


11/25/2014 - Senators Seek Quick Action to Save Pollinators

WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and nine of his Senate colleagues on Nov. 21 urged the Environmental Protection Agency to act quickly to address the risks that pesticides pose to the health of bees and other pollinators. In the letter, the Senators request information on the steps that EPA is taking to comply with its responsibilities under FIFRA, and the recent memorandum issued...


11/25/2014 - Douglas Dynamics Acquires Henderson

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Douglas Dynamics, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Henderson, subject to working capital, cash and other adjustments. The transaction is also subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of the calendar year. Headquartered in Manchester, Iowa, Henderson is a leading North American manufacturer...


11/25/2014 - Surefire Ways to Boost Your Houzz Leads

Hannah Tighe
Houzz is an online business directory and social site. It is the largest home remodeling online website/app. Consumers use its business directory to research, find and connect to local contractors to help them with home/outdoor design projects. A landscape design professional we interviewed this past September told us that he was generating 10 to 15 quality leads per month just by having a presence...


Tornado Can't Stop Wisconsin Spring-Green Owner - PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - On June 16, 2014, a tornado devastated the city of P...

11/25/2014 - Tornado Can't Stop Wisconsin Spring-Green Owner

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - On June 16, 2014, a tornado devastated the city of Platteville. Included among the many businesses impacted was Steve and Justin Peterson's Spring-Green Lawn Care, which was nearly wiped off the map. Yet in the face of their adversity, the company is now doing better than ever. (Image: Tornado-damaged Spring-Green) The Platteville tornado formed a mere one-quarter mile from...


11/24/2014 - SUNY Delhi Wins State Turf Bowl Competition

DELHI, NY - SUNY Delhi won the four-year competition of the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA) Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition at the Turf and Grounds Exposition November 13 in Rochester. "I'm very proud of the students for winning," said Julia Ward, the team's advisor and coach who serves as an instructional support associate in SUNY Delhi's Golf and Sports Turf Management program....


11/24/2014 - WSSA to Tackle Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its sister regional organizations will tackle a wide range of topics vital to the future of weed science - from how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds to new developments in weed research. The events are expected to draw hundreds of scientists, students, educators and other individuals interested in sustainable weed management...


11/24/2014 - Virus Attacks South Florida Lawns

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A virus known as Sugarcane Mosaic Virus, that had largely vanished 40 years ago has suddenly reappeared, becoming the first virus in the state to attack South Florida's manicured lawns, reports the Miami Herald. Scientists don't know why the disease suddenly morphed and began spreading in Palm Beach and Pinellas counties. The main target of the virus appears to be Floratam...


11/24/2014 - Miracle-Gro Partners with Pasadena Tournament of Roses

PASADENA, Calif.-Ohio-based Miracle-Gro and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses came together to help with the expansion of a natural pollinator garden at Muir Ranch and distribution of fresh produce and Thanksgiving-themed food boxes to local families in need. Muir Ranch, located on the campus of John Muir High School in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), is a two-acre urban farm that grows...


11/24/2014 - New Book Chronicles Turfgrass Development, Innovations

Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf a masterful effort
By Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
I got a nice surprise in the mail recently: a book, but not just any book. I'm saving a special place on my bookshelf for Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports and Golf - but not until I've had an opportunity to read it more thoroughly. This might be a while. This 650-page book shares the story of turfgrass in North America, from its arrival from other lands until now. It also details...


New England Grows Recognized as a Top 25 Trade Show - BOSTON, Mass. - New England Grows, the horticulture industry's premi...

11/21/2014 - New England Grows Recognized as a Top 25 Trade Show

BOSTON, Mass. - New England Grows, the horticulture industry's premier trade exposition and educational conference in the Northeast, was recognized by Trade Show Network News as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in the country at an awards ceremony held Nov. 14 - 16, 2014 in Cleveland. The TSNN Top 25 Awards celebrate the fastest-growing shows - both association-led and for-profit...


Spring Valley Hires New Director of Sales & Marketing - JACKSON, Wis. - Spring Valley is proud to introduce Dana Wilson as...

11/21/2014 - Spring Valley Hires New Director of Sales & Marketing

JACKSON, Wis. - Spring Valley is proud to introduce Dana Wilson as the new director of sales and marketing. Wilson's role will be to provide leadership and direction to an established team of sales representatives, while also developing relationships with key account management. Wilson draws on 20 years of experience in a number of leadership positions within the lawn care and golf industries....


11/19/2014 - Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Offers Online Instruction

Program begins Jan. 7, 2015, with instructors from eight universities
Any investment in quality continuing education opportunities benefits employees and employers alike. The 2015 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online for professionals is designed to help meet the continuing education needs of any individual or organization. This 12-week program will have training sessions accessible live online on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 7 through March 25, 2015, from...


John Deere - Augusta Produces 1 Millionth Tractor - AUGUSTA, Ga. - Today, John Deere marks a manufacturing milestone with ...

11/19/2014 - John Deere - Augusta Produces 1 Millionth Tractor

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Today, John Deere marks a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the 1 millionth tractor built at the John Deere - Augusta factory in Grovetown, Georgia. The millionth unit, a 5100M model, was recently on display at a commemorative ceremony at the local fairgrounds. In 1990, the factory produced its first unit - a 55 Series compact utility tractor. Today, John Deere -...


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