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  • Koch celebrates record production, breaks ground on expansion in Alabama

    June 26, 2018By

    Following a period of record fertilizer production, Koch Agronomic Services is breaking ground on a new tank farm expansion in Sylacauga, Ala. The facility—which produces both Polyon and Duration enhanced efficiency fertilizers for the turf and ornamental, specialty crop and consumer markets—is experiencing record demand for its products. Building on this success, the plant has begun construction on a new... read more

    Mirimichi Green to put carbon in all liquid products

    June 26, 2018By

    Mirimichi Green will mix liquid carbon into all of its liquid fertilizers and biostimulants. “Carbon is key. Getting carbon back into the soil will improve overall soil health,” said Web Cowden, COO of Mirimichi Green. “We have seen the success of our carbon products over the years and wanted to extend that to the rest of our product line. We... read more

    Brookside Agra develops new conservation-focused soil amendment

    June 20, 2018By

    Brookside Agra, an O’Fallon, Ill.-based company, developed H2OExcel, a proprietary, natural water conservation agent and soil amendment. The product improves the health and appearance of turfgrass when heat and drought conditions are high, all while using 30 to 50 percent less water, according to a study conducted by researchers at Purdue University. “Water will always take the path of least... read more

    Show me the money: A look at incentive programs

    June 18, 2018By

    They say money talks. And it seems lawn care technicians are listening. Companies are offering commission, bonus and incentive programs to increase production rates and motivate their lawn care crews to go the extra mile. “In today’s competitive workplace, it takes a whole lot more than just a flat hourly rate to attract someone to be part of your company,”... read more

    Branch Creek launches Safer Play line of ‘minimum risk’ products

    June 14, 2018By

    Branch Creek, a subsidiary of SynaTek Solutions, launched its Safer Play line of turf and lawn products. Safer Play’s Weed Shield, Grub Shield and Lawn Food with Crabgrass Prevention is designed to help homeowners and lawn care professionals protect lawns and turf fields from weeds and insects, without the need to use U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered pesticides. “These are... read more

    SavATree expands into Georgia with 404-CUT-TREE acquisition

    June 6, 2018By

    SavATree acquired 404-CUT-TREE in Norcross, Ga. This is SavATree’s first branch in Georgia, opening up a whole new region for the Bedford Hills, N.Y.-based company. Terms were not disclosed. SavATree ranks No. 16 on the forthcoming 2018 LM150 list of largest landscape companies with $109 million in 2017 revenue. The company made several acquisitions last year, including that of Denver-based... read more

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