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>Companies take software use to the next level

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Davey acquires Arborel
The Davey Tree Expert Co. acquired the assets of Arborel Tree Service, which provides tree and plant health care services, lawn fertilization and pest management to a residential clientele in the greater Pittsburgh area. >>More
H-2B H-2B users, advocates
urge action for relief

It’s a pivotal juncture for the H-2B guest-worker visa program. Congress has yet to approve an extension of the returning-worker exemption and time is running out. Here are a few things you can do right now to get involved. >>More
Rentokil acquires Florida
lawn care company on LM150 list

Rentokil Steritech, a pest control company based in Reading, Pa., acquired the assets of Heron Home & Outdoor, which ranked No. 116 on the LM150 list. >>More
Gothic Landscape buys
Orange County-based Terra Pacific

In other acquisition news, Gothic Landscape, which ranked No. 10 on the 2016 LM150 list, acquired Terra Pacific Landscape, based in Orange County, Calif. >>More
NHLA stresses the importance
of mentorship in the green industry

Whether a person is starting a new job, looking to grow in the company they work at or wants to establish a new business, the guidance of a mentor is key to personal and professional growth and success, says NHLA. >>More
>Companies in the News: LandCare, Stihl, Kubota and more
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GPS Insight 2017 Telematics Purchasing & Implementation Guide
The 2017 Telematics Purchasing & Implementation Guide uncovers the recommended steps to select the best vendor for your landscaping business and ensure a successful implementation. This isn’t the average guide you see from other telematics providers because this has everything you need to know to be successful with telematics. Check it out!
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Arborjet Arborjet releases new micro-infusion system
The new FSeries allows users to inject up to 120 pounds per square inch, with the flexibility to select a bottle size that matches the volume needed. >>More
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Honda Honda introduces robotic lawn mower Miimo
Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the Honda Miimo is self-charging and will return to its dock when its battery level falls below 30 percent. Check out all the features of this robotic lawn mower. >>More
Ventrac unveils new line of finish mowers
This new series of mowers—which includes the MS720, MT720, MS600 and MU720 models—come in widths from 60 inches to 72 inches, with options for side and rear discharge. >>More
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Oregon The time-saving upgrade for string trimmers
Line disks can be the optimal choice for landscape crews hoping to upgrade their string trimmers. With the Oregon Gator SpeedLoad, crewmembers can reduce downtime and install disks within 20 seconds.
Meet the Gator SpeedLoad.
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To fee or not to fee To fee or not to fee?
Just in time for the spring rush, Jody Shilan shares his design fee proposal approach, step by step, to help you overcome the fear of losing jobs by charging a design fee. >>More
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WATER MANAGEMENT
Understanding Wi-Fi-enabled
irrigation controller technology

During a recent Irrigation Association webinar, three irrigation controller experts discussed the growing popularity of Wi-Fi-enabled irrigation controllers and the advantages and opportunities this technology brings to the landscape irrigation market. Read on for a few takeaways. >>More
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ICE MANAGEMENT
SIMA seeks help improving
its Glossary of Terms

This summer, SIMA will undergo another review of its Standard Glossary of Terms. Find out how you can share your input for the latest edition. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
iStock How badly do
you want the sale?

Phil Harwood recently had the opportunity to see two green industry salespeople in action, competing for his tree care business. Take a look at the sales process from his perspective and take stock of your company's methods. >>More