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Landscape Live! logo Ep. 120: Subcontracting your design work
Patrick DuChene of DuChene Design Solutions and Jody Shilan discuss the pros and cons of working with an independent designer for your company.
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HEADLINES
PLANET PLANET launches
new brand

The association representing 100,000 people in the industry officially has a new name: National Association of Landscape Professionals. The new moniker comes with a shift in strategy that could affect you. >>More
JDL completes acquisition of Shemin
The acquisition helps John Deere Landscapes increase its footprint in several markets. See what JDL CEO Doug Black had to say. >>More
TURF+
ORNAMENTAL
SipcamAdvan becomes exclusive Rotam
marketer, seller

The agreement means Lucid and Lada insecticides, Offset fungicide and Rowrunner ATO and Rometsol herbicides are only available from SipcamAdvan. The agreement also affects future products. >>More
>Mercedes-Benz debuts Metris midsize commercial van
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GPS Insight Landscape company uses fleet tracking to save thousands and gain valuable insight
Singing Hills Landscape suspected that its crews were wasting fuel, taking inefficient routes to jobsites, losing productivity and more. GPS Insight helped the business save thousands of dollars while gaining fleet intelligence.
Learn more about GPS Insight's fleet tracking software here.
MOWING+
MAINTENANCE
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Unmanned, robotic mowing technology
in the works

Robotic Turf Equipment Co. and the National Robotic Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University are developing the technology to allow for unmanned commercial mowing equipment. Discover what types of equipment could be independent in the future.
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>Lehr buys EnviroGard, expands outdoor
power equipment unit

>John Deere: 7 tips for equipment financing
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5 Ways To Save Your Company Money With Diesel
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2. Longer Engine Life
3. Maintenance and Labor Savings
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5. Higher Return on Investment


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INSTALLATION
Photo credit: Tobias Wolter / Foter / CC BY-SA 4 tips to secure
plant material amid a supply slump

Contractors who want to secure their orders when supply is down should follow these steps, says Plantbid CEO Cameron Cantrelle. Can you guess what they are? >>More
>John Deere upgrades G-Series
>Terex debuts compact excavators
>Lambert’s dubs Joseph VP, design and development
IRRIGATION+
WATER MANAGEMENT
Photo Credits: Orange County Convention Center (www.occc.net) / Las Vegas Convention Center (http://www.lvcva.com) IA sets Irrigation Show in Vegas, Orlando
for 2016, 2017

Two upcoming Irrigation Shows will be in key tourist destinations, Las Vegas and Orlando. Every year, the Irrigation Association event includes more than 300 exhibitors for agriculture, landscape and golf irrigation. >>More
SNOW+
ICE MANAGEMENT
Photo Credit: Western Western intros Striker hopper spreader
The Striker hopper spreader features a chute design to direct deicing material to precise points on the spinner to cast material out and away from the truck. Find out more about this and other features. >>More
>Fisher rolls out HDX snowplow with adjustable attack angle
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and Green Industry leaders
Photo: Bureau of Labor Statistics 5 steps to building a systemization plan
In the first part of his seven-part systemization series, Amazon best-selling author Dan Pestretto reflects on survival rates of small companies. Read on to find out the five steps to building a systemization plan. >>More
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video PLANET leaders address rebranding
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) launched its new brand at its Great Escape conference. Watch as PLANET CEO Sabeena Hickman and PLANET President Jim McCutcheon address the new name and rebranding effort. >>Watch now

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