Mike Layel

Phoenix Environmental Care Expands Team

Phoenix Environmental Care has hired Mike Layel as national accounts manager. He brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the turf industry to the team.

Layel has a degree in horticulture from Sand Hills College in Pinehurst, N.C. He will be responsible for identifying opportunities to grow the company’s business and customer base, and for building awareness of the company and its products.

BASF Receives California Registration for Two Herbicides

BASF Turf & Ornamentals has received full state registration in California for FreeHand 1.75G herbicide and Drive XLR8 herbicide.

FreeHand 1.75G combines a granular formulation of dimethenamid-P with pendimethalin for preemergent weed control and is labeled for use in landscape ornamentals maintained areas, as well as container, liner and general grounds maintenance in specified noncrop areas.

Broad-spectrum Drive XLR8 features a liquid formulation of quinclorac for postemergent control for the prevalent weeds, including crabgrass, dandelions and clovers, as well as most cool and warm-season grasses.