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

Underhill Names Master Distributor

Underhill International named Atlantic Irrigation Specialties as a master stocking distributor. Atlantic has represented major irrigation and landscape lighting manufacturers for more than 25 years and has branches in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

Finn Relauches Website

Finn Corp. has relaunched The updated website incorporates a wealth of valuable and instructive information, but also has improved navigation. It also incorporates a section that is exclusive to Finn equipment and parts dealers.

Brewer Joins Images of Green

Chris Brewer has joined the team at Images of Green, Inc., located in Stuart, Fla. He will be responsible for account management and daily operations. He is a Florida Certified Horticultural Professional through the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association and has also earned Best Management Practice Certification with the state of Florida.

OSU TDL Officially Open

The Turfgrass Diagnostic Laboratory at Oklahoma State University is now officially open. The TDL will offer rapid diagnosis of turfgrass disease problems with preliminary results delivered in 24 to 48 hours after initial examination of the samples. Detailed reports will be delivered after the initial diagnosis has been confirmed. More information is available at

Stihl Joins Park Improvement Efforts

Stihl, Inc. partnered with the city of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and K&D Round’s Landscape Services, a local lawn care company, to give back to the community as part of the third annual Professional Landcare Network Day of Service. Volunteers from Stihl and their families, K&D Round’s and city-trained personnel all participated in the event at Munden Point Park. Some of the improvements included tree pruning, shrub trimming, spreading mulch and pine straw, cleaning flowerbeds, sand volleyball court replenishment and playground mulch replenishment.