People on the Move: Ewing names new vp; BASF hires new director; PERC promotes from within; and more from Davey, Ruppert Landscape, Massey Services and Canopy Lawn Care

March 7, 2018By

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply named Tom Childers as its Eastern Division vice president. Childers will lead Ewing’s continued growth and expansion in the eastern U.S., leveraging his more than 26 years of experience in the landscape and green industry. Childers’ experience includes business operations and development, sales and marketing. “Bringing Tom into the Ewing family of employees further strengthens... read more

‘Change’ is the operative word at RISE Industry Issues Breakfast

February 13, 2017By

“Where should we begin today?” Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) President Aaron Hobbs asked a crowd of members and golf course superintendents attending the organization’s annual Industry Issues Breakfast Feb. 8 at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in Orlando. “We did have an election. How about we start there,” said Hobbs, after a lengthy pause. “How will the... read more

People on the Move: Toro names vp of Sitework Systems; Buyers adds national accounts manager; BASF promotes two

December 7, 2016By

The Toro Co. named Rick Rodier vice president of its Sitework Systems business. Rodier, who previously served as general manager for Sitework, has been with Toro since 1987 and has held a variety of operational, marketing and business management roles. He was named general manager of Toro’s landscape contractor business in 2004 and then appointed to general manager of Sitework in 2009.... read more

BASF tags new senior VP, crop protection, North America

January 12, 2015By

BASF promoted Paul Rea to senior vice president, crop protection, North America. Rea joined BASF Australia in 2001, moving to the U.S. in 2004. He has held a number of positions with BASF in the U.S., including director of the professional and specialty solutions division and VP, U.S. crop operations. Most recently, Rea was senior VP, crop protection, Asia-Pacific. Born and... read more

BASF details investments, innovations at Ag Media Summit

June 17, 2014By

BASF has invested in the North American market, the company said on June 11 at its Ag Media Summit in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Most of the investments fall on the agricultural side of the chemical company’s business, but some affect the turf and ornamental (T&O) and related markets. For example, the new Sultan miticide, with the active ingredient cyflumetofen,... read more

BASF: Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait

June 3, 2014By

With the proprietary active ingredient metaflumizone, Siesta delivers fast and long lasting control of native and imported fire ants. It works by affecting the ants’ feeding and mobility, and ultimately results in death. The application flexibility and effectiveness of this product provide excellent reduction in ants and their mounds for several weeks, the company says. BetterTurf.BASF.us read more