TAG: New York

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

Dow’s Defendor herbicide usable in NY, Mass.

December 12, 2013By

Dow AgroSciences’ Defendor specialty herbicide received registration in New York and Massachusetts, adding to the 45 other states it’s usable in. The postemergent herbicide provides early season control of dandelion and prevents the dreaded dandelion bloom. It also controls clover, chickweed and other annual and perennial broadleaf. State registrations from Arizona, California and Hawaii are still pending. read more

NJ contractor pitches in to CC Sabathia’s nonprofit

December 9, 2013By

Westwood, N.J.-based Lawns by Yorkshire CEO Steven Jomides and his wife Andrea chipped into the New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber’s nonprofit organization PitCCh In Foundation, which supports academic and athletic programs in the New York City tri-state area in an effort to raise self-esteems of inner-city youth. The Jomides and Sabathia families’ first signature event... read more

Ferrandino & Son appoints VP of program management

November 11, 2013By

Bringing with him more than 28 years of facility services experience in snow removal and landscaping, Magill will focus on service program development, engaging clients in workshops and strategy sessions along with maximizing one-on-one customer meetings. “I believe Dave will heighten the direction of this company with a continued focus on education, sustainable programs and a best in class operational... read more

WESTERN awards plow to Dreamscapes Landscaping

September 9, 2013By

Gary Benson of Dreamscapes Landscaping in Buffalo, N.Y., won a WESTERN PILE DRIVER, a heavy-duty containment plow, as part of WESTERN’s 5 Plow Giveaway sweepstakes. To celebrate its newly expanded line of snowplows, the WESTERN 5 Plow Giveaway awards one plow per month August through December. The September giveaway is the Half-Ton Snowplow (HTS), a full-size, full-featured plow designed for... read more

GardenScape Pros honors Ted Collins

March 29, 2013By

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Ted Collins has been a pioneer in the tree and landscape business. His innovative ideas won his firm national acclaim, as well as recognition in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. On March 18, family, friends and former employees gathered to honor Collins with a lifetime achievement award at the GardenScape Professionals Association’s spring membership meeting. GardenScape Pros is Region... read more