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Early Order Program Guide
Resources In our first-ever 2014 Early Program Guide, we present the pros and cons, ins and outs of the programs offered by the chemical manufacturers and distributors serving the turf and ornamental market. >>Read the guide
LANDSCAPE LIVE!
Landscape Live! logo Ep. 108: Customizing plant material
Rob Swanekamp of KubePak discusses how you can customize your plant material by working closely with your grower.
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BrightView Brickman and ValleyCrest unveil new brand
The wait is up. Five months after The Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. merged to form a $2 billion entity, aka the world’s largest landscaping firm, the companies decided on a name. Get the details on the new brand name and image. >>More
Come Alive Outside Come Alive Outside moves forward as a nonprofit
On Nov. 1, Come Alive Outside held its initial board meeting as a nonprofit organization, defining the organization's strategic plan. Discover more about the initiative's future programs. >>More
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Turfgrass course Course offers 24 hours of turfgrass science training
The 2015 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online is slated for Jan. 7-March 25. See what kind of educational sessions and training topics the 12-week, certificate-based program will have to offer turfgrass professionals. >>More
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Grasshopper There are no snow events, only snow opportunities
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Altoz Altoz, Sheffield offer commercial financing program
Altoz joined forces with Sheffield Financial, a division of Branch Banking & Trust, to offer specialized financing programs for commercial operations. Find out about the duo's first special promotional program for commercial landscape professionals. >>More
>California contractor vies for $10K Indie Award
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Bobcat Bobcat launches new blog
Bobcat Co. launched a new blog at blog.bobcat.com, providing a forum for equipment experts, Bobcat representatives and occasional guest bloggers to unload their perspectives on Bobcat products, applications and markets. Check out the other educational benefits of the blog. >>More
>Terex digs into digital marketing with responsive site, app
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WATER MANAGEMENT
USGS USGS: US water use at lowest level in 45 years
Water use in the U.S. reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), “Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010.” See what caused this decrease in water use. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and Green Industry leaders
Photo: iStockPhoto.com The next move on immigration reform
On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions that would defer deportation for an estimated 4.5 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the U.S. Learn about the five key initiatives of the president’s plan. >>More
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