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4/23/2014 - Davey Tree Announces New President and COO

KENT, Ohio - The Davey Tree Expert Co. has promoted Patrick Covey to president and COO of U.S. operations. Additionally, Covey was nominated by Davey's Board of Directors to fill a three-year position, subject to approval by the shareholders at the annual meeting in mid-May. Covey joined Davey in 1991 as internal auditor. He transferred to eastern utility operations in 1993 and was promoted...


4/23/2014 - Dow Reports Record Quarter

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dow AgroSciences LLC reported record sales of $2.1 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 1 percent over last year's first period. The subsidiary of Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. also reported record earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, of $529 million, up 9 percent from a year ago. Dow Agro said higher sales and lower expenses...


4/23/2014 - Scholarships Available from HRI

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is pleased to announce it is accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 school year. These scholarships are made possible by seven special HRI endowment funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture. HRI and its member firms consider graduating students in horticulture to be the lifeblood of the green industry. Applications...


4/22/2014 - NLAE of North America Elects Leadership

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America (NLAE) announced at its April 17 annual membership meeting in Savannah, Georgia, the election of its president, president-elect, and vice president as well as the selection of new board members. . Sandy Munley of the Ohio Landscape Association was elected as president. . Jeff Stone of the Oregon Association...


4/22/2014 - Lawn Doctor Arrives in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE, Iowa - Lawn Doctor, one of the nation's largest providers of lawn-care services, is now part of the Fort Dodge marketplace. Todd and Holly Narber, based here, have acquired the franchise to bring the company's high-tech approach to keeping lawns healthy and beautiful to a large part of central and north central Iowa. In December, they launched Lawn Doctor of Ames-Fort Dodge and Urbandale-West...


4/22/2014 - Exmark and Turf Magazine Partner to Produce Small Business Playbook

New resource available online or a a printed supplement to the March 2014 issue
BEATRICE, Neb. - Today, Exmark announced it has partnered with TURF Magazine on the publication of a new Small Business Playbook. It covers a range of topics important to small business owners, including budgeting, training, marketing, quality control and more. The Small Business Playbook features leading Green industry writers including Tom Crain, Ron Hall, Suz Trusty and Patrick White, among...


4/21/2014 - ECHO and Shindaiwa Receive Gold Level Status from NAEDA

CHICAGO, Ill. - North American dealers have ranked ECHO and Shindaiwa at Gold Level Status in The North American Equipment Dealers Association's (NAEDA) annual Manufacturer Relations Survey. The Gold Level Award recognizes those manufacturers who have achieved exceptionally high dealer ratings in categories such as product quality, technical support, parts availability, marketing & advertising...


4/21/2014 - John Deere Commercial Mowing Launches Product Selector Tool

CARY, N.C. (April 17, 2014) - John Deere has launched ab online Product Selector Tool, enabling contractors to research commercial mowing equipment that best meets their needs. Through the Product Selector Tool, landscape contractors can choose from 44 John Deere commercial mowing offerings. Customers start by answering a few questions about the property they maintain or filter models by the...


4/21/2014 - Club Car Announces Spring Sales Event

AUGUSTA, Ga. - From April 15 to­ June 15, 2014, at participating authorized Club Car dealers, qualified retail buyers can purchase a new Precedent golf car or zero-emissions, street-legal Villager LSV (low-speed vehicle) and choose either zero percent financing for 12 months or $500 close-out cash. The finance offer applies to 2013 and 2014 Precedent golf cars and Villager LSVs. The close-out...


4/21/2014 - Holganix Lives Up to its Original Earth Day Pledge

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - With the arrival of Earth Day right around the corner on April 22, Holganix looks back at the Earth Day pledge they made four years ago. When Holganix officially launched the company in 2010, the team pledged to eliminate 100 million pounds of nitrates, 25 million pounds of phosphates and 100 million ounces of concentrated pesticides from the environment by Earth Day 2016....


4/19/2014 - NHLA Plans Landscape Makeover on Earth Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), headquartered here, plans to provide a landscaping makeover for a Good Shepherd Housing Foundation (GSHF) home for chronically mentally ill and at-risk residents on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. NHLA member companies, as part of a Day of Service project, will remove undesirable vegetation and install new plants according to a landscape...


4/18/2014 - PLANET AEF Awards Scholarships to 47 Students

FT. COLLINS, Colo. - The PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) presented scholarships and awards to 47 students at the 38th annual PLANET Student Career Days at Colorado State University here recently. The scholarships were presented at a special reception, sponsored by STIHL Inc., which kicked off the event on March 20. In 2014 alone, the PLANET AEF has given a total of $79,300 in...


4/17/2014 - Randy Coleman Replaces Larry Hilsheimer as ScottsMiracle-Gro CFO

MARYSVILLE, Ohio - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), announced April 17 that its board of directors has named Randy Coleman as executive vice president and chief financial officer.Coleman replaces Larry Hilsheimer, who has left the Company effective immediately and is pursuing other opportunities, according to a news release from the company. "I have worked with Randy for more that a...


Gravely Wins 2014 Mower Madness Championship - MowersDirect.com to host Mower Madness again in 2015 - BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - ...

4/17/2014 - Gravely Wins 2014 Mower Madness Championship

MowersDirect.com to host Mower Madness again in 2015
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - Gravely took an early lead in the 2014 Mower Madness Championship and cruised to a 64%-36% victory against sister-brand Ariens. The Mower Madness Tournament started with 64 lawn mower brands and used bracketology, pitting the top lawn mower brands against each other to eventually crown the 2014 Mower Madness Champion. "I would have been happy with any result coming out...


FMC's New Turf Advisor Provides 'On the Go' Weed Info - PHILADELPHIA - Having trouble telling buttonweed from buttercup? D...

4/17/2014 - FMC's New Turf Advisor Provides 'On the Go' Weed Info

PHILADELPHIA - Having trouble telling buttonweed from buttercup? Don't know nutsedge from kyllinga? Need instant solutions to weed problems while on the job? You can now be as smart as your smart phone with Turf AdvisorT by FMC. Providing instant mobile access to a wealth of weed and herbicide information, the new FMC mobile optimized tool allows turf professionals to search its herbicide database,...


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