TAG: Pest Management

ESA survey gauges interest in turf ACE program

February 20, 2015By

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is considering launching a new version of the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) credential. Currently, the only ACE is designed to help structural pest management professionals establish their credentials, but the ESA has heard over the years that a similar program targeting turf, lawn and ornamental professionals was needed. To get the conversation started more formally, the... read more

Study shows 60 percent of T&O professionals favor neonics

December 10, 2014By

A recent report provided neonicotinoids are the primary tools used by turf and ornamental (T&O) professionals to control destructive insect pests. The report, titled “The Value of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Turf and Ornamentals: The Value of Neonicotinoids to Turf and Ornamental Professionals,” is one in a series that will be released over the next few months as part of a... read more

PLANET bestows awards to Norman Goldenberg, ONLA

March 7, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) presented its Lifetime Leadership Award and Association Leadership Award to Norman Goldenberg and the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA), respectively, at its executive-level conference, Great Escape, in Anaheim, Calif. Lifetime Leadership Award Presented annually, PLANET’s Lifetime Leadership Award is given to a member of the association who has demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to... read more

FMC slots technical service positions for Mount, Hutto

February 14, 2014By

FMC Corp. named Brian Mount and Ken Hutto technical service managers for its FMC Professional Solutions (FPS) business. The newly created positions will provide strong technical support for FMC customers and the sales organization. Previously, Hutto and Mount were product development leads.  In their new positions they will work closely with sales, marketing and key customers to technically support FPS... read more

PLANET and NPMA to put on Lawn Care Summit Jan. 27-29

November 11, 2013By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) again paired up to cohost the national Lawn Care Summit, which is scheduled to be held Jan. 27 to 29 in Nashville, Tenn. The keynote speaker Craig Goodwin, senior director at Rollins University, will speak on the topic of how to out-train your competition. The conference offers education... read more

CSI adds facility for finished goods

September 17, 2013By

Control Solutions (CSI) is expanding its 14-acre campus in Pasadena, Calif., with a $5.5 million investment into a 120,000-square-feet facility. The space will be used primarily for finished goods storage, said Chuck Sutton, CSI’s director of operations. CSI manufacturers Quali-Pro turf and ornamental pesticide products. CSI broke ground on the facility in July and expects to complete construction in February.... read more