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Court Rejects E15 Labeling Lawsuit


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A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit to repeal a rule requiring labels on pumps selling E15 gasoline. The court ruled that the plaintiffs, which include the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute    More
 
Friday, October 31, 2014

Contractor Faces Labor Lawsuit


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The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Carl’s Landscape Service of Arpin, Wisconsin, and its owner Darrell Kasner. The lawsuit claims that the company retaliated against employe   More
 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Buyers’ Remorse over Artificial Turf


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A major selling point artificial turf companies tout is that their turf requires less maintenance and can be used more than grass. This long-term savings pitch makes it appealing to consumers.    More
 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

RVi Acquires NJB


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Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein Inc. (NJB), a Dallas, Texas-based landscape firm, has been acquired by Austin-based contractor RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture for an undisclosed amount. This    More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trees Don’t Need Band-Aids


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Just like humans, trees can get injured. Whether from improper pruning or an out-of-control string trimmer, trees can get serious wounds. If not treated properly, they can result in disease or    More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Husqvarna Q3 Earnings Up


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Swedish equipment manufacturer Husqvarna posted its third quarter earnings recently. The company experienced a larger-than-expected rise, helped along by cost savings and higher sales volumes. Earni   More
 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pond Professionals Receive Free Pass


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The International Professional Pond Companies Association (IPPCA) has announced that it will offer anyone in the green industry a free pass to the Irrigation Association Trade Show, as well as the o   More
 
Monday, October 27, 2014

Toro to Acquire BOSS


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The Toro Company ((NYSE: TTC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the BOSS professional snow and ice management business of privately-held Northern Star Industr   More
 
Monday, October 27, 2014

EAB Finds New Host


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The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive green tree beetle native to Asia, has widened its host range. Known to destroy ash trees, it has also begun to eat the white fringetree, (Chionanthus virgini   More
 
Friday, October 24, 2014

Drought Results in Innovative Landscapes


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As a response to California’s drought emergency, the Calleguas Municipal Water District is taking drastic measures to conserve water one yard at a time. Their “Lose the Lawn” rebate camp   More
 
Friday, October 24, 2014