Tag: regulations

RISE Comments on White House Pollinator Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment supports the goals of improving pollinator health and habitat contained in today’s White House...
Pricing Irrigation Maintenance Services

Pricing Irrigation Maintenance Services

One-third of all residential water is used by landscape irrigation systems, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some experts estimate that 50 percent...

ICC Resources In Place To Support Critical Water Issues In The West

The International Code Council and its Family of Companies have several resources available to assist jurisdictions, manufacturers and the public with critical water issues...

Lowe’s to Phase Out Neonicotinoids, Treated Plants After Investor Campaign

Home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced it will phase out the sale of neonicotinoid insecticides from its stores and work with its suppliers...

EPA Announces it is Unlikely to Approve New Outdoor Neonicotinoid Pesticide Uses

As part of EPA's ongoing effort to protect pollinators, the Agency has sent letters to registrants of neonicotinoid pesticides with outdoor uses informing them...
Irrigation Auditing

Irrigation Auditing: Tighten Up

The importance of efficient irrigation in landscape management grows day by day with many parts of the country being in extreme drought. Another factor influencing...
Weeds on the Move

Weeds On The Move

Weeds are the bane of lawn care operators (LCOs) whose livelihoods depend on providing customers with expanses of uniformly green, weed-free turfgrass. When weeds...

RISE Holds Annual Golf Industry Issues Breakfast

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) held its annual Industry Issues Breakfast for members and golf course superintendents at...

UMass Turf Urges LCOs to Stay Abreast of Nutrient Regs

AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts Turfgrass Program advises all agricultural producers as well as turf and landscape practitioners in the Commonwealth of...

RISE President Talks IPM, Benefits on NPR Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pesticide resistance is a serious concern for everyone involved in the pest control discussion-homeowners, farmers, pest control operators, environmentalists and others,...

PLANET Legislative Alert: H-2B Cap Reached

On Feb. 2, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the H-2B cap was reached for the first half of fiscal 2015. According...
How to Bring Down Fuel Costs Even More

Fuel Up For Cost Savings

A consideration that is easily overlooked but can play a large factor in overall equipment cost is fuel. Contractors must decide if they are...

RISE Grows Grassroots during New England Grows Trade Show

BOSTON, Mass. - RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) traveled to Boston to meet with green industry professionals at New England Grows, one...
Spray This Way

Spray This Way

The importance of efficient irrigation in landscape management grows day by day with many parts of the country being in extreme drought. Another factor...

Heed These Work Rules for Young Workers

The green industry is full of small businesses and family-owned businesses. We often rely on family members and their friends to help out during...

The Affordable Care Act and Your Business

As I am writing this, the federal government is shutdown. Hopefully by the time you are reading this, a budget has passed and we...

Chase Away the Rainwater Runoff Blues

Rain gardens & bioswales offer landscape pros opportunity to soak up new revenue.

The Fluctuating Work Week Pay Method

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, and companies around the country have been caught by the Department of Labor using questionable worker...

What You Must Know About Overtime Pay

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, so knowing when and how it must be paid could save your company money. The Federal...

Your Minimum Wage Update

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs minimum wage. It applies to companies that have $500,000 or greater in gross sales in a...
ALB

USDA’s Most Recent Plans For Eliminating Asian Longhorned Beetle

Currently, 278.3 square miles are under federal quarantine for Asian longhorned beetle in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina. Here's what to look for.
Buddleia Violet

Outsmarting Invasives

Today’s low seed set sterile cultivars are not your parent’s Bradford Pears.

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John Deere P-Tier

John Deere Debuts Five New P-Tier Models & Three New Attachments

John Deere introduces the 330 and 334 P-Tier Skid Steer Loaders, the 331, 333 and 335 P-Tier Compact Track Loaders to market.
Aspire Brava

Aspire Pavers by Brava Debuts Four New Paver Products

Aspire Pavers by Brava has introduced the Bullnose with Legs, Bullnose Corner, Transition with Legs, and Transition Corner new paver products.
Autonomous Snow Plow

Remote-Operated, Autonomous Industrial Snow Plow Hits The Market

Teleo and Storm Equipment have introduced America’s only remote-operated and autonomous industrial snow plow.
Vulcan

Proposed Tax Break For Government Snow Removal Equipment In CA

California Senate Bill 546 proposes an exemption from the state sales and use tax for public entities purchasing dedicated snow removal vehicles.