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Toro acquires L.T. Rich
L.T. Rich Products, based in Lebanon, Ind., is known for its Z-Spray line of zero-turn, stand-on spreader/sprayers for landscape contractors and grounds professionals. Get the full scoop on the latest industry acquisition. >>More
SiteOne acquires 3 Village Nurseries distribution centers
This deal—SiteOne’s third acquisition of 2018—expands the company’s footprint and nursery offerings in California. >>More
Photo: NALP BYU wins National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Brigham Young University took first place in the overall competitive events, receiving a check from Stihl, the platinum sponsor, for $5,000. Read on to find out who else took home awards during this year's event. >>More
LandOpt recognizes top performers
At the annual Principals Meeting and Success Celebration, the spotlight was on the top performers in the LandOpt Network. Meet the winners of LandOpt's contractor awards. >>More
GIE+EXPO organizers predict
larger trade show in 2018

With the influx of exhibitors reserving space for the 2018 event—set for Oct. 17-19—organizers are anticipating a 25,000-net-sq.-ft. increase in the show floor. >>More
>People on the Move: Quali-Pro promotes 2; Bayer adds to Green Solutions Team; and more from Massey and Davey Resource Group
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For Ritenour Custom Lawn Care in Pennsylvania, selling fungicides is all about relationships. Learn how the company converts its clients to preventive fungicide programs with help from its clients’ trust and neighbors.
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Syngenta offers new soil temperature
alerts for turfgrass managers

Available on GreenCast Online, the alerts allow subscribers to track soil temperatures anywhere in the U.S., receive personalized alerts on potential pest activity and access 10 years of soil temperature archives.>>More
Arborjet acquires majority
interest in Ecologel Solutions

Ecologel’s products—such as Hydretain, GelTrak, BioPro, CytoGro, Aqua-T and FungiShield—will continue to be available through its existing distribution partners with additional support from the Arborjet team.>>More
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Husqvarna launches Alexa
automation for robotic mowers

With the integration, homeowners with the Husqvarna Automower will be able to start, stop and park their mower, as well as receive status updates from their mower by asking Alexa. >>More
Greenworks Greenworks Commercial intros new stick edger
The GE 080 82-volt stick edger yields 50 percent less noise and produces five times less vibration than gas equivalents, said Greenworks. >>More
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RightPlantz Allentuck launches RightPlantz.com
RightPlantz.com is a collaboration between Bruce Allentuck and his daughter Tara Allentuck designed to help gardeners, improve public visibility for landscape contractors and help increase sales for garden centers. Find out how. >>More
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GPS Insight Lower Your Costs On Labor, Fuel and Maintenance
The top three fleet related concerns for service businesses are labor costs, fuel costs and vehicle maintenance. This article explores these top three challenges and identifies how service businesses, like yours, are overcoming them to maximize overall efficiency.
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WATER MANAGEMENT
Hunter Hunter expands
MP800 series

The MP815 features a 0.8-inch-per-hour matched precipitation rate and an expanded radius range of 8 to 16 feet in two models, adjustable arc range from 90-210 degrees and full-circle 360 degrees. >>More
Rain Bird launches new online training courses
Rain Bird Services is now offering two new online training courses: “Rain Bird Factory-Trained Decoder Technician” and “Rain Bird Factory-Trained Residential Controller Technician.” >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
Profit Power Profit Power: 3 mistakes when recruiting ‘A players’
When it comes to hiring, you need to find candidates who are both a good fit for the position and your company. Jeffrey Scott explains more in his recent blog post. >>More