John Deere Green Tech Hires Sales Managers

John Deere Green Tech hired three district sales managers in Washington and Oregon. Russ Perron has over 30 years of experience in the irrigation industry. John Hutchinson holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and has 22 years of experience in irrigation wholesale distribution, manufacturing and technical sales. Kelly Duncan earned CLIA certification from the Irrigation Association and has 27 years of experience in the industry. Perron and Hutchinson will cover Washington, while Duncan will cover Oregon.

Save Green, Mow Clean with Propane Mower Incentive

The Propane Education & Research Council is offering $1,000 to qualified buyers of a new propane-fueled mower who agree to share information about the mower’s performance. Customers who are accepted into the PERC Propane Mower Incentive Program can get the incentive for up to 10 eligible mowers bought from any dealer in the nation. The new mower must be equipped with a 60- to 72-inch cutting deck. For more information about the program, visit

PBI/Gordon’s Katana Receives California Registration

PBI/Gordon Corp. announced that its Katana turf herbicide received registration with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, allowing Katana to be marketed and sold in the state for the first time. Katana has been registered and available previously in 30 other states and the U.S. territory of Guam.

FMC Announces Summer Rebate for Dismiss CA Herbicide

FMC Professional Solutions is giving California turf professionals the opportunity to save on nutsedge and kyllinga control with a summer rebate promotion of $20 per bottle on Dismiss CA herbicide (one bottle treats 2 acres).

While most sedge products take weeks to show signs of control against yellow nutsedge and green kyllinga, Dismiss CA delivers results you can see in just 24 to 48 hours, often with total control in a week. It will also control purple nutsedge with two applications and prevents sedge tubers from germinating, which helps prevent future outbreaks and the need for retreats. It also provides postemergence broadleaf weed activity.

Rebate submissions must be completed online and submitted in full no later than September 15, 2012. Rebates are offered on every bottle purchased.

Visit for more information and to register purchases for the rebate.

Netafim Names New District Sales Managers

Netafim USA expanded its sales and marketing activities in California and the south central region with three new district sales managers. Omar Alcantara will oversee sales and marketing efforts in Southern California/south counties; Bill Millward will represent Netafim in Southern California/north counties; and Kevin Wood will cover Louisiana, New Mexico and south central Texas.