Industry Update


New Holland Construction Sponsoring Extreme Dream 2011 Contest

New Holland Construction is sponsoring the Extreme Dream 2011 contest, and the winning entry will be provided with a free L218 skid steer loader. Simply tell us about your biggest, best and/or most challenging landscape project, and three winners will be selected to receive a trip to the GIE+EXPO trade show in Louisville, Ky., where the grand prize winner will be announced in the New Holland Construction booth. Enter your project today at

Ewing Adds Reps

Ewing has added two turf and agronomic sales representatives in northern California. Doug Ghilardi, turf and agronomic sales representative, has over 25 years of experience in various facets of turf and agronomy. Ghilardi holds a bachelor’s degree in plant science and a master’s in business administration. Previously, he served as a branch manager for a large national distributor.

Steve Veltri, residential and commercial sales representative, has 20 years of customer relations and wholesale distribution experience. He holds a degree in business management. He worked previously for an international manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket products for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

New Sea Spray Website

Scotts Professional Seed launched a revitalized Sea Spray website at that provides turf professionals with a wide range of technical resources and end user insight regarding the grow-in and maintenance process of seashore paspalum. The site features research and educational tools, including a complete guide to turf establishment and maintenance, third-party research and a series of case studies. The FAQ section tackles questions regarding paspalum seeding, water, aesthetics and history of the variety.