TAG: Karen Reardon

People on the Move: Reardon receives Chairman’s Award from CLA; Toro names new director of CATT; and more from EnP, Ruppert Landscape and Arborjet

October 25, 2017By

Karen Reardon, vice president of public affairs for RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), received the Chairman’s Award, one of CropLife America’s highest honors, for her successful effort to defend against the ban of pesticide use on private property in Montgomery County, Md. The award was given to Reardon on Sept. 25 during the CropLife America (CLA) annual meeting... read more

LCF panelists weigh in on biggest mistakes

January 12, 2017By

Our expert panelists weigh in on the biggest mistakes they see in each of their areas of specialization. A novice lawn care operator is likely going to struggle, even with some basic training. It takes years of practice to become an expert at anything. While you might be the best turf manager on the block, there’s likely another area where... read more

EPA releases imidacloprid risk assessment, comment period open

January 15, 2016By

Earlier this month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid, saying it shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators. A 60-day public comment period has commenced. After the comment... read more

NJGIC hosts 2014 Pollinator Summit Nov. 11

October 8, 2014By

The New Jersey Green Industry Council (NJGIC) is heading up its 2014 Pollinator Summit Nov. 11 at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, N.J. “There is a great deal of misinformation out there on the neonic issue and public ignorance, and the resulting pressure on retailers might result in the loss of this class of chemistry for our entire... read more

RISE takes pro-pesticide message to the web

September 12, 2014By

The message was about the message itself at the 24th annual Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) meeting, held in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25. Dan Stahl, vice president of marketing at Olympic Horticultural Products (OHP) and incoming board chairman, said RISE has a culture of staying relevant, and that means adapting the way the organization spreads it message. The... read more

Bound by restrictions

May 6, 2013By

The industry addresses fertilizer and pesticide regulations at the local, state and national levels. Location, location, location. The oft-cited phrase used to justify the price and salability of any home is equally good at describing the state of fertilizer and pesticide regulations across the country. In some places, New Jersey for example, the rules are relatively set and contractors are... read more