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TAG: Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Government Affairs: GMOs in the managed landscape

March 5, 2015By

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become controversial over the past couple of years as the science used to manipulate the genetic code of both plants and animals has become more sophisticated. While much of the controversy over genetic engineering (GE) has revolved around food crops, recent announcements of two nonfood GMOs—a strain of Kentucky bluegrass developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.... read more

Scotts LawnService acquires Action Pest Control

January 12, 2015By

, a business unit of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., completed its acquisition of Action Pest Control, a residential pest control company based in Louisville, Ky., with operations in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. “We are excited to complete the acquisition of Action Pest and see it as an important step forward in executing our long-term growth strategy,” said Jim... read more

Scotts Miracle-Gro brings back GRO1000 Grassroots Grants

January 6, 2015By

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.  is accepting applications for its GRO1000 Grassroots Grants award program through Feb. 13. GRO1000 rewards communities and nonprofit civic organizations seeking to develop sustainable community gardens and green spaces. Grants, ranging from $500 to $1,500, are awarded based on community impact, youth involvement, harvest donation and sustainability, among other factors. Winners will be unveiled on the first day... read more

Scotts LawnService makes pest play with Action aquisition

October 21, 2014By

Scotts LawnService, a business unit of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., agreed to acquire Action Pest Control, a residential pest control company based in Louisville, Ky., with operations in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction, which is expected to close by January, marks the company’s first acquisition of a residential pest control business. Scotts LawnService, with anticipated sales... read more

Scotts LawnService sales up 3 percent in 3Q 2014

August 5, 2014By

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., headquartered in Marysville, Ohio, released results for its fiscal third quarter, which highlights an increase in sales for its Scotts LawnService business. “The second half of the lawn and garden season has been extremely strong, with positive consumer purchases against the double-digit increases we posted a year ago,” said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO. “Our momentum is carrying... read more

Scotts funds program to benefit Florida waterways

February 10, 2014By

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. launched a three-year program across Florida to provide $5 million in financial support to environmental groups and academic institutions focused on scientific research to help identify potential solutions to the state’s water quality issues. The company also plans to launch a multimedia consumer campaign to remind homeowners how to maintain healthy lawns and gardens while also... read more