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TAG: turf

Timing is everything: Tips for strategizing an exit

June 6, 2014By

Right now your phone probably is ringing with every “business broker” and “deal guy” saying they have a deal for you. Sound familiar? Are you ready to sell? The industry has been buzzing as word spread about a mega deal between ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. and the Brickman Group. The fact is activity is picking up and so are business valuations.... read more

Profile Products partners with American Excelsior

June 5, 2014By

Profile Products, Buffalo Grove, Ill., and American Excelsior, Arlington, Texas, have an international sales and marketing partnership. The partnership provides Profile with a line of erosion control and turf establishment blankets and turf reinforcement mats, while offering American Excelsior access to Profile’s international distribution network. The companies will work together on projects and will collaborate on new product development. The... read more

PBI-Gordon herbicide permitted wider use in California

August 21, 2013By

PBI-Gordon Corp.’s Katana turf herbicide received registration with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, allowing its use as a spot treatment on residential lawns. The herbicide holds Environmental Protection Agency registration and is available in most southern and transition zone states already. In conjunction with its California registration, it received expanded use directions on professionally managed sports turf. In previous... read more

Arkansas Valley Seed redesigns website

February 19, 2013By
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DENVER—Arkansas Valley Seed, a major supplier of seed products throughout the Rocky Mountain region and western United States since 1945, has launched a newly redesigned website. has been completely revamped to make accessing information easier and to improve the overall user experience. The aesthetically pleasing design also allows visitors to find product information and dealer locations more efficiently. “We’re... read more

Lebanon Seaboard assembles team of turf scientists

January 23, 2013By

LEBANON, PA.—Lebanon Seaboard Corp. has assembled a team of highly experienced turf scientists to lead the development of its product lineup. The team consists of three widely recognized names in the turf industry: Drs. Michael Kernan, Clark Throssell and Thomas Fermanian. Kernan is a former associate scientist from Plant Health Care, Inc., which was acquired by Lebanon Seaboard in 2011.... read more

Kowalewski joins Oregon State turf department

January 10, 2013By

CORVALLIS, ORE.—”(Dr.) Alec Kowalewski, Oregon State University’s new turf specialist, jokes that two requirements for the job were to have a Polish-sounding last name and to be a graduate of Michigan State University. That’s because he replaces fellow MSU alumnus Rob Golembiewski, who left in March to work for Bayer Environmental Science after coming to OSU in 2008,” notes an... read more