Controlled-Release Fertilizer Now Available with Barricade & Dimension

Agrium Advanced Technologies (AAT) has added Spread it & Forget it Controlled-Release Fertilizer with Barricade Preemergent Herbicide and Spread it & Forget it Controlled-Release Fertilizer with Dimension Specialty Herbicide to its line of industry-leading slow- and controlled-release fertilizer technologies.

The move brings together three of the green industry’s pre-eminent product manufacturers, offering end users a single-application fertilizer solution impregnated with either Barricade Preemergent Herbicide or Dimension Specialty Herbicide, two leading preemergent crabgrass herbicide brands.

The partnerships with top green industry manufacturers like Syngenta and Dow AgroSciences and stems from AAT’s strategic business decision to find supporting preemergent herbicides whose product efficacy could match that of Spread it & Forget it.

The resulting new product-Spread it & Forget it with either Barricade or Dimension impregnated into the fertilizer granule-allows turf professionals to fertilize once up to every six months, while getting industry-leading preemergent crabgrass control. The level of efficiency also allows lawn care operators to perform extra tasks on-site, or to finish up on a job site and move to the next site more quickly.

FX Luminaire’s Luxor ZD Wins Two Awards at 2012 Irrigation Show

The Luxor ZD, a new landscape lighting controller from FX Luminaire, was the winner of the 2012 Irrigation Show’s People’s Choice and Best New Product awards in the specialty category. The product contests at this show are among the most prestigious in the landscape industry. Winning products are chosen because they offer professionals new ways to design advanced landscapes and use resources more efficiently.

The Luxor ZD is the first landscape lighting controller that offers both zoning and dimming capabilities. Zoning allows lights to be programmed into preset vignettes, which can be activated for special occasions such as parties, or activities such as barbequing. Dimming allows lights to automatically emit any desired illumination percentage anytime, anywhere within a system. The controller accomplishes this because of its proprietary ZD Technology, which allows the controller to “talk” to specialized LED lights.

AEMP Calling for Nominations for 2013 Technician of the Year Honor

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) is soliciting nominations from fleet managers and other company leaders for the 24th annual Technician of the Year honor. The 2013 award, which honors the industry’s most outstanding heavy equipment technicians, will be presented at AEMP’s Management Conference and Annual Meeting March 17-19, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. Applications must be postmarked no later than Jan. 11, 2013, to receive consideration.

The Technician of the Year award is sponsored by John Deere and presented to one technician from both the public and private sectors. AEMP created the award to acknowledge professionals who exhibit excellence in technical skills as well as troubleshooting and diagnostic capabilities. It also recognizes those who make significant contributions to the equipment technician profession.

In 2012, AEMP honored Master Sergeant Jeremy Parks, EMS, of the United States Air Forces, Europe, and Thomas Swisshelm of Kokosing Construction Company with Technician of the Year accolades.

The Technician of the Year honor is open to the entire equipment management industry. Both AEMP members and non-members may nominate, as well as receive a nomination. For more information, application criteria and a list of past honorees, visit people/technician-of-the-year/. Questions or requests for further information may be directed to Claudine Wheeler at 970-384-0510 or