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OCTOBER 7, 2021
Seed company pleads guilty to role in fraud scheme
ProSeeds Marketing generated up to $474,000 in bogus or diverted sales and retained more than $78,000 from the markups.
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FieldRoutes expands software service into lawn care
SaaS technology providers PestRoutes and Lobster Marketing rebranded as FieldRoutes and entered the lawn care service provider market.
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LMN updates software
Landscape Management Network (LMN) released its 21.10 product update, featuring more than a dozen new highlights including LMN Lend.
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People on the Move
Promotions and hirings from:

→ Bayer

→ United Turf Alliance

→ and more

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Photo: Ben Pease
Weed Avengers: Pesky Poa
Lawn care experts from The Andersons and Syngenta explain what lawn care operators should look for when dealing with Poa annua.
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mowing+maintenance ↴    
Photo: LM Staff
Toro doubling down on commercial electric mowers
Toro plans to launch electric zero-turn and ride-on commercial mowers early next year with debuts of both scheduled for GIE+EXPO.
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Photo: Altoz
Outdoor power equipment manufacturers honored
Pro Tool Innovation Award group recognized Kubota, Echo and Altoz for updated lawn care equipment, technology and systems.
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Photo: Ponds by George
Brand U: A flood of creativity
One contractor explains which product is his favorite and how his imagination is the limit when using customizable products from Atlantic Water Gardens.
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How a drainage certification can present new opportunities
Contractors say participating in a free Professional Drainage Certification Course gives their businesses credibility and a leg up when competing for a job.
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Grow with Grunder: Keys to developing strong leaders at your company
Marty Grunder, CEO of the Grow Group and Grunder Landscaping Co., shares how you can develop strong leaders at your company. He explains the importance of having meaningful conversations that include a mix of constructive criticism and positive encouragement.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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Local SEO trends that are sure to last
Jeff Korhan shares how Google Business Profiles and solid content can help your business gain more traction for your website.
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David J. Frank Landscape Contracting on a roll with safety
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting in Germantown, Wis., provides a glimpse of its safety numbers and how the company succeeds.
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Seth’s Cut: When ‘Ten’ turned 30
LM Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones talks about the passage of time and how that makes this year's GIE+EXPO more important than ever.
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