TAG: Ontario

A custom conundrum

November 7, 2014By

One landscape professional skips out on off-the-shelf software programs to develop a program exclusively for his business. Impatience got the best of Jay Murray, president of TLC Landscaping in London, Ontario, when two years ago he made a sizable investment into a custom-designed software program. Murray hired a team of software developers to create a time-keeping platform to manage the... read more

Snow & Ice Symposium stirs up state of the industry chatter

June 19, 2014By

In spite of 90-degree temperatures, snow removal became a focal point in Columbus, Ohio, this week when the Snow & Ice Management Association’s (SIMA’s) Snow & Ice Symposium came to town. The 17th annual event is being held June 18 to 21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. And with, as some call it, “the winter from hell” still haunting the... read more

Drafix Software celebrates 20 years

December 20, 2013By

Drafix Software, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1994, Drafix Software is the manufacturer of PRO Landscape design software. Landscape contractors, designers, architects and garden centers use the software to create imaging designs, accurate site plans and complete, professional proposals. The software also has a supplemental app for iPad and Android tablets. “I have been a... read more

D&W Group joins JCB’s North American dealer network

August 13, 2013By

With the addition of D&W Group in Ontario, Canada, JCB’s North American dealer network continues to expand. An agricultural equipment provider since 1950, D&W Group will now represent the full agricultural line of JCB equipment and will sell the JCB compact excavator and hydraulic tracked excavator ranges. Within those two new product ranges, D&W Group will offer new, pre-owned and... read more

Ontario pesticide ban tee’d up for April 22

March 4, 2009By

Ontario has released a final list of pesticides that will be banned for cosmetic use and sale – including weed killer 2,4-D – starting on Earth Day on April 22, reports the Toronto Star. Environment Minister John Gerretsen says the new regulations will prohibit the sale and use of 2,4-D in its concentrated form, despite a NAFTA challenge from its manufacturer,... read more

Industry groups say Ontario ban will do more harm than good

March 4, 2009By

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Agricultural and landscaping groups, along with Canada’s plant science industry, are disappointed with the Ontario government’s regulations banning the sale and use of pesticides for lawns and gardens. They say the government has failed to develop a solid, scientific foundation for the new regulations and warn the decision will have negative impacts. “Ontario farmers are disappointed that... read more