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  • Arborjet releases new flow meter

    January 14, 2019By

    Arborjet released AccuFlo, a flow meter made from 3D-printed carbon fiber. The AccuFlo meter is lightweight and durable, and its electronic control system can adapt and be calibrated to most spray tanks, the company said. The product weighs several ounces and runs on a watch battery with a micro-USB charger. Additionally, because fluid doesn’t run through the device, there are... read more

    Bayer opens new Environmental Science headquarters

    January 11, 2019By

    The Environmental Science business unit of Bayer’s Crop Science division opened its new U.S. headquarters in Cary, N.C. “Environmental Science has had a steady growth through the years. We continue to work collaboratively with our customers to deliver innovative and inspiring solutions that foster healthy environments where we all live, work and play,” said Mark Schneid, head of Environmental Science for Bayer, North America.... read more

    Aquarius Supply becomes Primera member

    January 8, 2019By

    Aquarius Supply is now an owner-distributor of Primera. The change went into effect in December 2018. “We are pleased to add Rob Beausoleil and the Aquarius Supply team to the Primera family. Over the past five decades, since the humble beginnings selling irrigation pipe out of the family garage, they have diversified their product base offering to include professional-grade products... read more

    Turfco adds 30-inch drop seeder attachment

    December 18, 2018By

    Turfco introduced a new, 30-inch drop seeder attachment for its TurnAer XT8 stand-on aerator. “At this time when productivity is king, the new attachment allows landscapers to easily add a new service for customers and increase revenue, while actually decreasing time spent on individual yards,” said Scott Kinkead, executive vice president of Turfco. “Previously, this was a two-part process that... read more

    Team challenge

    December 12, 2018By
    Grass image (illustration: iStock.com/Pavlo Stavnichuk)

    A recent survey of lawn care and landscape professionals by Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, revealed that lawn care operators (LCOs) are struggling with the same primary challenge as the larger green industry: lack of qualified team members. Here’s a look at some of the survey’s findings. 40% Percentage of respondents who said “a shallow bench”—or not enough team... read more

    Boxwood blight reported in Michigan

    December 12, 2018By

    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reported that boxwood blight was detected for the first time in Michigan. Three separate locations in Oakland County located the disease, including a landscape firm, a homeowner’s yard and in holiday wreaths being sold at a retail store. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) also alerted MDARD that... read more