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2017 GIE+EXPO breaks records
This year’s show topped the last three years’ records in both attendance and exhibitors with more than 24,000 people from around the world—a 7 percent increase compared to 2016. Take a look at the numbers. >>More
Project EverGreen celebrates National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week
This week, Project EverGreen recognizes National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week to spotlight the efforts of the initiative’s volunteers, military families and the wounded and disabled veterans it serves. >>More
>People on the Move: SiteOne hires new vp; Husqvarna appoints new vice chair of standards committee; Consultant Cupp wins Kolbe Professional Award; and more from Brandt, LandCare and Buyers Products
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ORNAMENTAL
Intelligro touts herbicide’s Environmental Impact Quotient
CIVITAS WEEDfree BRAND Concentrate has a lower EIQ (6.4) compared to a traditional three-way mix selective herbicide (28.5), according to Intelligro. >>More
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Kawasaki unveils new engine and accompanying air filtration system
The FT730V-EFI employs the 730-series engine block and features vortical air filtration, an air-intake methodology that focuses on getting clean air into the engine without also introducing external debris, such as loose grass clippings. >>More
Spider Spider rolls out remote-controlled models
Spider released the ILD02 and 2SGS remote-controlled zero-turn mowers and demoed 3RIDER, a driver- and remote-controlled mower. >>More
Wright unveils Stander X Gen 2 mower
The mower has no seat, seat belts or armrests, allowing the operator to step off for a quick exit or to pick up debris. Additionally, its low center of gravity and large wheels optimize stability, even on hillsides, the company said. >>More
Vermeer adds gas brush chipper, mini skid-steer and vibratory plow >>More
Toro releases 24-in. stand-on aerator, Z Master 7500-D zero-turn mower and airless tires >>More
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Case adds to its lineup
Learn about the newest products in the Case Construction Equipment portfolio, including the TV370 compact track loader and CX30C mini excavator. >>More
Avant Tecno unveils the Avant e5 loader
The compact Avant e5 is designed for both indoor and outdoor use, but it’s especially suitable for indoor use as it releases no emissions and has a minimal noise level. >>More
WAC Landscape Lighting unveils new LED bollards, path lights >>More
JCB rolls out Teleskid compact loader, compact excavator and compact track loaders >>More
Belgard intros pavers, showcases VR >>More
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WATER MANAGEMENT
Featured Image The soil moisture monitoring idea that hooked the “sharks”
University of Georgia horticulture student Jesse Lafian has secured more than $60,000 in funding to develop a soil moisture sensor that’s accurate and affordable. Check out the full story. >>More
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Featured Image Video: How GreenCare for Troops is making a difference
Considering volunteering with Project EverGreen’s GreenCare or SnowCare for Troops? Project EverGreen’s Ki Matsko shares a story about just what kind of effect this program has on veterans in need. >>More
Featured Image Video: John Deere mowers embrace airless tires
Carl Agee and James Dutton showcase some of the newest features on the John Deere stand-on QuikTrak mower and the Z955M EFI zero-turn mower, including Michelin Tweel tires available from the factory. Check out the video to see the QuikTrak in action. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
Government Affairs Is the spotted lanternfly a threat to outdoor living?
The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest not native in this country, is starting to show up more and more in Pennsylvania. Both PDA and USDA continue to believe that eradication of the pest is still within reach, but it will take a massive effort. >>More