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Dept of Labor Not Accepting H-2B Applications


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After a federal judge in Florida ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) does not have the authority to determine H-2B certification regulations regarding wage surveys, the DOL announced that it is n   More
 
Friday, March 13, 2015

Proposed Pesticide Ban


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Lawn care companies in Montgomery County, Maryland, are watching closely to see if bill 52-14 passes.  If passed altogether, use of certain pesticides would be banned. The bill also introduces    More
 
Friday, March 13, 2015

Landscape Contractor Receives Award


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A landscape contractor in Syracuse, New York, is receiving the 2015 Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Syracuse District Office. A Marine Corps com   More
 
Friday, March 13, 2015

Ron Moore--Master Salesperson of the Year


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Annually, Toro recognizes its distributor personnel for customer-focused sales and service programs in the turf equipment market. Toro's top award, the Master Salesperson Award, is given for sales ex   More
 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Height Hazard of Snow Clearing


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A young landscape contractor has been injured on the job in Westwood, Massachusetts. The 17-year-old fell three stories while shoveling snow off a roof for Pelham-based Elite Landscaping. “He s   More
 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Solar-Powered Park


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Last year, there were roughly 5,000 hectares (17,297 acres) of green space in Dubai, and city officials want more. Their goal is to transform the entire area into a “green paradise” by 2025. Par   More
 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Low Tire Pressure Equals Low-Quality Cut


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It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner, albeit creeping slowly. Pretty soon, there will be an abundance of freshly cut lawns instead of daunting piles of snow. Which means it   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Deadly Virus Affecting Roses


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Now may not be the best time to stop and smell the roses. Grim photos of diseased rosebushes shocked an audience of landscape professionals, master gardeners and rosarians, who met recently at a con   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Drought Stress Making Trees Vulnerable to Beetle Infestation


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A reduction in landscape irrigation may be conserving water, but it’s also allowing deadly bark beetles to prey on pine trees. In fact, more pines than usual were killed by beetles last year, due    More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Landscape Contractor Builds Giant Snowman for Charity


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While snow has been overloading much of the country, one landscape contractor has found a way to turn excess snow into community art. Scott Leininger of Guilderland, New York, has created a 25-foot    More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015