TAG: government regulations

Tweaks and combos

July 9, 2015By

Regulations and lack of new chemistry are driving changes to insecticide product offerings. After a few slow years without major changes, the insecticide market is starting to experience an overhaul to meet new government requirements. But these guidelines aren’t the only changes lawn care operators (LCOs) are seeing. Here are trends, concerns and what’s to come in the future for... read more

Throwback Thursday: November 1990

February 13, 2014By

Like glimpsing into a crystal ball, the cover story from the November 1990 issue of Landscape Management foreshadows what the Green Industry had to be concerned with in the decade ahead. Whether the crystal ball was broken or not, I leave you to decide. Titled “The service decade” by Rudd McGary, the then-senior consultant at Columbus, Ohio-based AGMA touched on... read more

The invasion of the plant regulators

January 6, 2014By

The issue of government regulation of invasive plants has been relatively quiet for the past several years. But recent developments are placing invasive species regulations back on the forefront of our industry. Thus, the issue is resurging. Connecticut: To regulate species or cultivars? A decade ago, Connecticut became one of the first states to regulate plants determined to be invasive.... read more