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TAG: Dillon Stewart

Is snowmelting an option for you?

September 14, 2017By
Photos: Snow Dragon

Fewer snow farms and more regulations are expanding the market for snowmelters. Figuring out where to dump snow is getting tougher for snow and ice management professionals. Dumping snow into bodies of water has fallen out of favor and is often illegal. The number of snow farms, or snow dumps, is also in decline—particularly in urban areas—due to factors like... read more

Using autonomous & robotic mowers to solve the labor crisis

February 29, 2016By
The Toro Co., ©

The landscape industry isn’t alone in its labor woes; golf course superintendents fight to find good people, too. So in the midst of a worker shortage, Santaluz Club Superintendent Jeff Miller decided to hire a robot for his operation in San Diego. Last year, Cub Cadet released the RG3 robotic greensmower after its parent company acquired Precise Path Robotics in... read more

Backstory: Gina Zirkle

September 30, 2015By
Gina Zirkle

Gina Zirkle Scientist, Environmental Affairs The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Marysville, Ohio Education Canal Winchester High School Canal Winchester, Ohio Class of 2000 The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Class of 2004, B.S., Agriculture 2008-2010, M.S., Environment and Natural Resources “I worked for the turfgrass pathology lab, looking at diseases of turfgrasses, researching new products and their active ingredients and seeing... read more

Lessee vs. Buyer

September 27, 2015By

When it comes to your mower fleet, 
which option is a good fit for you?   9 questions 
to ask yourself when deciding to lease or buy Which method of purchasing will enable the lowest overall cost per hour to operate the equipment? What are your business plans for the next two to three years? Is cash needed for other... read more

Extinguishing burnout

August 9, 2015By

How to keep long hours and stressful work from plaguing snow employees. Last winter, the East Coast was battered with snowstorms. In late November, after the city got more than six feet of snow, the Buffalo Bills paid fans $10 an hour plus game tickets to help shovel snow in and around the stadium. Bangor, Maine, saw its second snowiest... read more