TAG: study

Study: Are trees the key to youthfulness?

August 5, 2015By

New research uncovers more data about the benefits of trees and green spaces—specifically, how they make people feel younger and healthier. Here’s a look at the study. Problem: Youth is man’s great, unattainable desire. Anti-aging and ways of feeling more youthful seem more attainable, often inspiring TV segments, magazine articles or product lines. But what if, rather than pills, creams or... read more

Study shows 96% of consumers value online reviews

January 16, 2015By

Software Advice, an advisory resource for field service software buyers and a part of the Gartner brand, released a new study regarding how online reviews impact consumers when selecting lawn care services, alluding to why businesses should prioritize building a positive online profile. The results come from a seven-question online survey of 1,239 U.S. residential service customers, conducted over seven days. A... 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

Walker to hold mower giveaway at GIE+EXPO

October 20, 2014By

Walker Manufacturing is offering GIE+EXPO-goers the chance to win one of its mowers when they complete the Walker productivity calculator to see how much money they can earn. GIE+EXPO is held Oct. 22 to 24 in Louisville, Ky. The giveaway comes on the heels of Walker’s completion of a two-year study that compared different zero-turn (ZTR) mower types on different landscapes to... read more

UF/IFAS study discusses water reuse for landscapes

February 19, 2013By
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a university news release authored by Mickie Anderson, the results of a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences water survey suggest Floridians are more concerned with water quality than quantity. The survey of some 469 Floridians found that when respondents were asked to assign levels of importance to 16 water-related topics such... read more

USDA studies confirm plant water demands shift with availability

February 4, 2013By

By Ann Perry WASHINGTON—Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators. The study was published in Nature by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS)... read more