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TAG: Bob Mann

Industry Advocate: We’ve still got a lot to learn about pesticide regulations

June 15, 2022By
Person spraying lawn care application (Photo: Imagesines/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

Bob Mann has learned a lot about pesticide regulations in his five years at his current job but shares how there is still much more for everyone to learn. read more

Industry Advocate: It’s all about being in the right place at the right time

April 19, 2022By
Colorado Senate bill 22-131 failed by a vote of 6-1. (Photo: Bob Mann)

Senate Bill 22-131, set to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid insecticides for nonagricultural uses and to repeal state preemption of the pesticide regulation was rejected on a 6-1 vote. read more

Got customers? You can lobby, too!

February 18, 2022By
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Bob Mann of the National Association of Landscape Professionals shares his tips on how to speak with your local government officials about green industry issues. read more

Hot spots: States regulations to keep an eye on

April 12, 2018By

It’s the first time in 35 years that lawn care industry veteran Bob Mann hasn’t kicked off spring by pushing a fertilizer spreader. In his relatively new role as director of state and local government relations for the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), he’s been spending his time at local and state legislature meetings to advocate for the industry,... read more

Issue Brief: Local politics matter

March 19, 2018By

In my line of work, I attend a lot of hearings—state legislatures, city councils, county commissions and everything in between. Recently, I traveled to Florida where a county commission was deciding whether to impose fertilizer application blackout dates during much of the growing season. The science is on our side; the judicious use of fertilizer on turfgrass is a net... read more

People on the Move: Bob Mann joins NALP; Ariens names new group president; ArtisTree promotes new GM; ACRT HR exec recognized

September 6, 2017By

Bob Mann, LIC, formerly the agronomist for Lawn Dawg, joined the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in the newly created role of director of state and local government relations. Mann is a graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture with a degree in turf management and a 1985 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree... read more