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WSDA certifies Growth Products pH Reducer

April 30, 2015By

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) certified Growth Products’ pH Reducer as a registered material for use in organic agriculture. The product is now included on the list of products the WSDA has determined comply with the National Organic Standards. According to the company, the pH Reducer is a 100 percent organic citric acid solution designed for use on... read more

Principles of Turfgrass Management course now offered online

March 27, 2015By

The Principles of Turfgrass Management certification program now is available as an online course—the international turf program allows companies to earn the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager credential. Previously, the course only was offered as a print-based self-study. The online course allows students to receive access to the web-based course and materials, which include interactive practice quizzes and exercises.... read more

ESA survey gauges interest in turf ACE program

February 20, 2015By

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is considering launching a new version of the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) credential. Currently, the only ACE is designed to help structural pest management professionals establish their credentials, but the ESA has heard over the years that a similar program targeting turf, lawn and ornamental professionals was needed. To get the conversation started more formally, the... read more

CLCA schedules certification tests for 2015  

December 5, 2014By

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) scheduled Landscape Industry Certified Technician testing dates for 2015. Applicant must complete both written and hands-on testing to earn the designation. The hands-on testing demonstrates an applicant’s skills by addressing problems that approximate “real life” scenarios at the test site. While doing the hands-on problems applicants are judged on their work method, adherence to... read more

IA again dubbed WaterSense Partner of the Year

October 10, 2014By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named the Irrigation Association (IA) the 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year. In 2013, the IA became the first professional certifying agency partner to win the award. The WaterSense Partner of the Year award recognizes partners who help advance the mission of WaterSense, increase awareness of the WaterSense label... read more

2014 Irrigation Show discounted registration ends Oct. 17

October 2, 2014By

Discounted, early-bird registration for the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference is available through Oct. 17. Held Nov. 17 to 21 in Phoenix, the 2014 Irrigation Show brings back a heavy emphasis on education this year. Education sessions Attendees can earn continuing education units toward Irrigation Association (IA) certifications for each education session they attend. There are 25 half-, full- and... read more