TAG: pesticide

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

FMC puts on-screen application guides, product demos

January 17, 2014By

As part of an environmental and product stewardship initiative, FMC Corp. produced videos demonstrating proper guidelines for liquid pesticide applications as well as step-by-step application suggestions for its Talstar Professional Insecticide, outdoors and indoors. Now live on the FMC Turf YouTube channel, “How to Properly Apply Liquid Pesticides” and “How to Properly Apply Talstar Professional Insecticide” are each three minutes... read more

BioWorks adds sales manager as it enters turf market

December 5, 2013By

On its brink of entering the turf market, BioWorks welcomed Glenn Morrell to its turf and ornamental division as a technical sales manager. Joe Gionta, director of sales and marketing, said Morrell’s 30 years of industry experience should benefit BioWorks’s plans to join the turf market with primarily biological and organic products. Those products for turfgrass care, which include fertilizers, fungicides and insecticides,... read more

Barringer & Barringer welcomes operations manager

November 15, 2013By

Barringer & Barringer Landscape Services, based in Charlotte, N.C., hired Derek L. Kelly as operations manager of its maintenance division. Kelly has worked in the Green Industry since 2000. His experience includes commercial and residential landscape installation and management. Kelly also is a licensed North Carolina pesticide applicator with training in clean streams program, aquascape design and hardscapes and retaining... read more

Colorado embarks on ‘turf war’

February 13, 2013By

DENVER—According to an article in The Denver Post, city lawmakers all over Colorado are hearing both sides of the pesticide and herbicide debate. “The battle is so pitched that local lawn-and-garden pros fear that a Canadian-style ban on pesticides and herbicides looms and they’ll be left without a powerful tool to fight landscape-decimating pests and weeds,” the article states. To read the... read more

Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act passes in the House and Senate

September 14, 2012By

Editor’s Note: The following statement has been provided to trade media this afternoon by associations in the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA III) coalition, of which Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) is a member: The PRIA Coalition appreciates the support and efforts of the leadership in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to pass S. 3552, the Pesticide... read more