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FEBRUARY 6, 2020
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2020 LM150 list: Call for entries
Landscape Management is accepting submissions for the 2020 LM150 list of the largest landscape companies, ranked by annual revenue. Entries are due by April 1. Find out how to submit an entry.
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EPA issues review of glyphosate
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an interim decision and supporting documents for glyphosate. Included in the interim decision is the agency’s findings on human health risks. Learn more about the review.
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Lawncology 2020 touts learning, connecting and growing
LM Associate Editor Sarah Webb attended the annual Lawncology event, which covered more than just green grass and dead weeds, although that was a common refrain throughout the program.
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Columbus landscaping company sold to employees
GreenScapes Landscape, a commercial and residential landscape company in Columbus, Ohio, was sold to its employees, reported Columbus Business First.
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People on the Move
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OxiDate 5.0 approved in California
BioSafe Systems received the approval of OxiDate 5.0, a peroxyacetic acid-based, broad-spectrum liquid bactericide/fungicide, in the state of California.
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ANSI/OPEI standards for robotic mowers published
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) published the robotic lawn mower standards, developed to provide an industry standard for robotic, battery-powered and electric lawn mowers.
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Case launches B Series compact track loaders, skid-steers
Case Construction Equipment launched its next generation of compact track loaders and skid-steers with the introduction of the B Series. Find out what the new B Series brings to the table.
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Where the irrigation industry is headed
Olin Unruh, president and CEO of Wetlands Irrigation in McPherson, Kan., relays his 10-year journey in the irrigation industry so far and predicts what the future of the industry will look like.
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LM 2019 Industry Pulse: A look to the future
Even as labor continues to be one of the leading problems for landscape companies, 70 percent of respondents from LM's 2019 Industry Pulse survey said they would meet or beat their 2019 revenue goals. Hear from others in the industry on what they expect for 2020 and beyond.
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Grow with Grunder: Use teamwork to solve challenges
Marty Grunder is in New York with Linda Silich, founder and partner of Groundworks Landscaping. Hear how Silich and Groundworks Landscaping plan to use teamwork to help the company grow in 2020.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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Government Affairs: H-2B efforts turn toward Homeland Security acting secretary
Last December, Congress approved an additional 65,000 H-2B visas above the statutory limit, subject, however, to the approval of the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Gregg Robertson explains how you can advocate on behalf of the landscape industry.
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Saws that get the job done
Landscape construction contractors need powerful tools that can handle a variety of cutting jobs. Here are the saws that are vital for a construction arsenal.
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A Look Back: Up for the challenge
In this article from the January 1995 issue of Landscape Management, Warren Brown, a vehicle and grounds manager, discusses the difficulties of caring for the facilities at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Mo.
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Jeffrey Scott's Landscape Technology Summit webinars
February 12, 19, 26
Online webinar

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Grow! 2020 Annual Conference
February 24 - 26
The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, N.C.

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Scaling your Landscape Business
March 16
Renaissance Westchester Hotel
West Harrison, N.Y.

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Vectorworks Design Summit
April 22 - 24
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
San Diego, Calif.

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