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  • Barenbrug USA and Columbia Seeds join forces

    March 30, 2018By

    Barenbrug USA and Columbia Seeds joined together in a turfgrass marketing and production partnership. The partnership will combine Columbia Seeds’ Value Direct Link production and distribution model with Barenbrug’s investment in research, product development and marketing, along with its turfgrass technologies, such as Yellow Jacket Enhanced Seed Coating, RPR and RTF. “It’s exciting to be able to offer our customers access to highly regarded technologies... read more

    SiteOne launches new website for LESCO brand

    March 28, 2018By

    SiteOne Landscape Supply brought back LESCO.com, a standalone website for the agronomic brand. The new website features information on LESCO products for the golf, turf and ornamental markets and a blog where users can find answers to frequently asked questions and additional resources. “LESCO has been a trusted brand among turf care professionals for decades and we want to ensure... read more

    Syngenta offers new soil temperature alerts for turfgrass managers

    March 20, 2018By

    To help turfgrass managers stay ahead of key weeds and diseases, Syngenta introduced soil temperature alerts, available on GreenCast Online. This allows subscribers to track soil temperatures anywhere in the U.S., receive personalized alerts on potential pest activity and access 10 years of soil temperature archives. “Soil temperature is a key indicator of conditions favorable for the development of certain pests,” said... read more

    Toro acquires L.T. Rich

    March 20, 2018By

    The Toro Co. acquired L.T. Rich Products, a manufacturer of commercial zero-turn spreader/sprayers, aerators and snow and ice management equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. L.T. Rich Products, based in Lebanon, Ind., is known for its Z-Spray line of zero-turn, stand-on spreader/sprayers for landscape contractors and grounds professionals. Other products include the Z-Plug stand-on aerator that is designed... read more

    Arborjet acquires majority interest in Ecologel Solutions

    March 15, 2018By

    Arborjet has acquired a majority interest in Ocala, Fla.-based Ecologel Solutions. Ecologel is a developer and manufacturer of products for water conservation, dust mitigation, plant nutrition, pond and lake management and antifungal coatings. “We are proud to partner with the Arborjet team,” said Rick Irwin, president of Ecologel Solutions. “Through our history with Arborjet, we’ve observed a number of parallels... read more

    Preferred prenotification methods

    March 14, 2018By

    Three lawn care operators share their preferred methods for automated prenotifications. In the late 1990s, Jim Zylstra received an automated call from his dentist reminding him of an upcoming appointment. The owner of Tuff Turf Molebusters in Byron Center, Mich., was so impressed by this service that he quickly began researching how to incorporate it into his own business. “The... read more