Today’s Green Industry News

Marty Grunder’s 2018 Grow! Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla.

December 13, 2017By

Marty Grunder‘s Grow! Conference will be held on Feb. 19-21 in Tampa, Fla. Led by Marty Grunder and other successful landscape leaders, the conference—now in its 23rd year—will include three days of programming at the Grand Hyatt and a behind-the-scenes tour of Ameriscape Services, a provider of commercial maintenance. “The Grow! Conference is unique in that it’s led by landscape pros,... read more

People on the Move: Davey promotes 2 to vp positions; Canopy CEO presents at CO2 conference

December 13, 2017By

The Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted Larry Evans to vice president and general manager of the Davey Tree Surgery Co., a subsidiary of Davey Tree. Evans started with Davey in 1980 and moved up through the ranks of climber, foreman, district foreman and area supervisor in his first ten years. In 1997, he was promoted to account manager and then... read more

NALP seeks speakers, topics for Landscapes 2018

December 13, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has put out a call for speakers and session topics for Landscapes 2018. The annual convention—which will be held in conjunction with the 2018 GIE+EXPO, taking place Oct. 17-19 in Louisville, Ky.—features dozens of education sessions on topics such as financial and business strategies, sales and marketing, operations and safety, and more. “Landscapes... read more

Companies in the News: Kubota donates $1M to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts; Husqvarna expands Arkansas facility; Fockele Garden Co. designs therapeutic garden for one Georgia hospital

December 7, 2017By

Fockele Garden Co. designed and built the Pope Family Garden in a courtyard at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. “The terrarium-like setting and atmosphere drove the design,” said Mark Fockele, co-owner of The Fockele Garden Co. “It includes lush vegetation—particularly plants with big, bold dramatic foliage.” The garden features a human-sized frog that sits on a bench a few feet away... read more

Nufarm’s Anuew PGR registered for use in Arizona

December 7, 2017By

Anuew Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) from Nufarm Americas is now registered for use in Arizona. Anuew contains prohexadione calcium, a turf PGR with a novel mode of action that can be applied to all managed turf areas including golf greens, tees, fairways and rough, residential and commercial lawns, sod farms, sport fields and similar areas. Arizona turf professionals can immediately use... read more

NALP unveils 2018 regional education lineup

December 6, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) revealed its 2018 regional education lineup to help companies with staff development in key positions. The lineup, which features new courses designed with input from NALP’s Education Advisory Council, includes the following: Account Manager Excellence, presented by Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy Feb. 7-8 in Las Vegas March 1-2 in Atlanta, Ga. Great Crew Leader... read more