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View LM's calendar for a full list of industry events.
The Grow Group — 2019 Elite Retreat: Operational Excellence
[November 19-21]
Marty's Super Sales Bootcamp
[December 10]
Become a Destination Company — workshop presented by Jeffrey Scott
[January 15-16]

LM October Cover (Photo: Sean Rayford, >Adapt safety to growth

>Customer relationships: Introspection

>Smother out snow mold

Photo: LM Staff John Deere updates its 2020 track loader
Seth Jones spoke with Doug Laufenberg, regional sales manager at John Deere, to learn what’s new and different with the 2020 track loader. It is available starting this month. Watch a video to see the 2020 updates.

Logo: LM Staff Take the LM Industry Pulse survey
How did 2019 turn out for your business? Do you have concerns about what’s to come in 2020? Take the Industry Pulse survey and tell us about your business' past year and what you think might be on the horizon in the coming months. >>More
>People on the Move: Promotions and appointments from Turf Masters, Davey and Allu Group
Photo: LM Staff The Andersons reveals a new spreader
Mike Anderson, marketing manager for The Andersons, gave us a look at the newest spreader from The Andersons — a spreader so new, it doesn't have a name yet. Check it out. >>More
Photo courtesy of Koch What’s in Your Bag of Fertilizer Affects Your Bottom Line
With fertilizer, you get what you pay for. That’s why it’s so important to know exactly what you’re buying. Discover how bags that contain Koch Turf & Ornamental’s enhanced efficiency fertilizers are better for your business.
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Photo: Toro Co. Toro debuts new electronic smart sprayer, Multi Force attachments
The Toro Co. introduced its new Spray Master ride-on sprayer, a sprayer with electronic smart controls. Toro also expanded its line of attachments with the Multi Force lineup. Stay on top of the latest offerings from Toro. >>More
FuelCred releases app to help landscape pros apply for tax cuts on fuel
FuelCred, a new mobile application, is now available to help small businesses apply for federal tax credits for gasoline or diesel fuel used in off-road equipment. Landscapers can save about $0.20/gallon on fuel used. >>More
Hillside Planter develops product to help plant material on hillsides and slopes
Hillside Planter developed its new Hillside Planter product, a planter designed to address issues caused by planting on a hillside or a steep slope. It can help landscape pros cut down on hillside watering by up to 40 to 50 percent, according to the company. >>More
Photo: Quartix Get 3 months free GPS vehicle tracking with Quartix
This October, get three months free with any 12-month Quartix vehicle tracking contract! Save time | Save money | Live location | Free mobile app
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Photo: Caterpillar New hydraulic mini excavator highlighted by Caterpillar
Caterpillar enters the 6-ton class market with the new Cat 306 CR mini hydraulic excavator. It comes equipped with stick steer and a new LCD monitor. It also features heavy-duty main structures, a fuel-efficient engine and load-sensing hydraulics. >>More
Vectorworks, Esri collaborate to bring ArcGIS online to landscape designers
Vectorworks and its partner Esri are bringing Esri’s ArcGIS online services to landscape professionals. The solution offers better and quicker access to GIS imagery, data and geometry and the latest technology available in Vectorworks 2020 software. >>More
Photo: SiteOne SiteOne Offers Contractors Powerful Online Ordering Website
SiteOne Landscape Supply recently launched SiteOne Online, a mobile-friendly site that gives new productivity tools to contractors. After creating a free account, customers can place orders for pickup or delivery 24/7, plus search product availability at their branch and access customized pricing.
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Photo: All-in-One Outdoor Solutions Best practices for irrigation shutdowns
As temperatures begin to drop across the country, contractors are gearing up for another season of irrigation shutdowns. Systems need to be winterized before overnight temps hit freezing and damage may occur. Find out the best way to winterize. >>More
Photo: LM Staff Echo talks future of robotic mowers
Echo Vice President of Product Service and Robotics Joe Fahey discusses the company's new line of robotic lawn mowers and contractor feedback from GIE+EXPO.

ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
Photo: High Performance: Happily left alone
What kind of customers does your business serve? LM contributor Phil Harwood discusses the three types of customers and which type he prefers. >>More

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