Toro receives EPA’s WaterSense award

April 26, 2018By

The Toro Co. was awarded WaterSense certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its range of 570Z Series sprayheads with built-in pressure regulation. “As responsible stewards of water, we are excited for our 570Z Series products to have been proven to help our customers save water,” said Orion Goe, Toro’s marketing manager for residential and commercial irrigation. “This WaterSense... read more

EPA approves PBI-Gordon’s fungicide for spring dead spot

October 27, 2017By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted federal registration for PBI-Gordon’s Kabuto SC Fungicide for use in the treatment of spring dead spot (SDS) in warm-season turfgrass. “Spring dead spot is, without a doubt, the most severe disease for warm-season turfgrasses, such as bermudagrass,” said Jim Goodrich, fungicide product manager for PBI-Gordon. “Extensive university and end-user testing has repeatedly shown that... read more

Government Affairs: Will Congress beat Trump to the punch in rescinding WOTUS?

August 3, 2017By

Congress and President Trump seem to be in a race to rescind the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation issued by the Obama administration. The WOTUS regulation was a joint effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to clarify the definition of water bodies that would come under their regulatory jurisdiction. The... read more

Senate confirms Pruitt as head of EPA

February 23, 2017By

The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt Feb. 17 as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—an organization Pruitt has spent his career opposing. Senators voted 52 to 46 to confirm Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the EPA to overturn regulations on various forms of pollution, climate change and clean water. A lone Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, voted against Pruitt,... read more

Government Affairs: New federal pesticide certification rules are final

January 4, 2017By

The pesticide applicator certification regulations the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working on for well over a year, are now final and have been published in the Federal Register. These regulations are the last of several regulatory packages affecting landscape professionals pushed through the regulatory process in the last two years of the Obama Administration. Although the regulations... read more

A closer look at the EPA’s WaterSense program

September 26, 2016By

The EPA’s WaterSense program has placed the topic of water conservation on the forefront for 10 years and counting. In its 10 years, WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has helped save 1.5 trillion gallons of water and $32.6 billion in water and energy bills for consumers across the country. The program has established... read more

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