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Back to school

February 1, 2010By

Agrium Advanced Technologies offers lawn care professionals education along with relaxation. When edward bulwer-lytton wrote, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” it’s clear he’d never seen a shotgun in the hands of journalists. But attendees of Agrium Advanced Technologies’ Green Industry Grad School witnessed just that. Held in December at Farmlinks in Sylacauga, AL, the about 40 “students” at... read more

Joint Lawn Care Summit a joint success

February 1, 2010By

In december, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and National Pest Management Association (NPMA) joined forces to host the first-ever joint Lawn Care Summit in Orlando, FL. When the two groups initially discussed the possibility of co-organizing such an event, they hoped to attract 100 attendees. Triple-digit attendance was a somewhat ambitious goal for a first-time event being launched during this... read more

Let’s not re-enact ‘Lord of the Flies’

February 1, 2010By

Ever read “Lord of the Flies,” or seen one of the two flicks based on the novel? I only ask because some within the Green Industry have forgotten the book’s golden message. In the allegorical novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding, a group of British schoolboys descend into savagery after being marooned on a deserted island. It’s a lesson... read more