An unqualified landscaper fooled not only a renowned golf course architect but also U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump into thinking he was right for the job at Trump National Golf Club.
Volunteers from Landscape Ontario's London chapter recently pitched in to help refurbish a city memorial commemorating the six-year-long Battle of the Atlantic.
I used to have a career, but now I have a job.
Many homeowners, managers and customers start grumbling around this time of year because summer is officially over and they know that the next things to fall from above might not be crisp autumn leaves. While others might dread the shrinking daylight and sinking temperatures, snow and ice contractors greet this time by ensuring that their snow pusher is action-ready as soon as the first flakes drop from the sky. These contractors know that completing any remaining maintenance or equipment checks during this season reduces the risk of losing money in the next season.
If you’ve been considering whether to add anti-icing to your snow and ice management operations, you’re not alone. Many other contractors have been debating the same question. In most cases, the answer is straightforward: anti-icing is an essential tool of the trade, allowing snow professionals to optimize their storm management and deliver level of service goals in the timeliest manner. Used appropriately, anti-icing will increase operational efficiency, reduce material cost and boost profits. The challenge is in effectively integrating it into your operations.
The Canadian landscaping industry tends to be “a man’s world” in terms of the number of male professionals working in the industry versus females.
The Town of Ajax, Ont. is looking to build on the success it realized last year when hosting the baseball events at the Pam Am Games. It wishes to attract more users to two different sports complexes which account for six ball diamonds and four artificial fields.
A fur designer in Nunavut has installed a sod roof on her store, claiming the unique look celebrates 1,000 years of trade between the Vikings and Inuit on Baffin Island.
A youth soccer group in Nelson, B.C. has touted a local college as the perfect venue for a new synthetic soccer field.
Two golf course superintendents from Prince Edward Island have joined the grounds crew this week at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota to prepare it for the Ryder Cup competition.
A pop-up soccer field in Mississauga, Ont. is being monitored to guage people's interest in soccer.
A West African tribal chief is wearing two hats. Aside from his position of royalty, he is working as a landscaper in British Columbia.
By Kelly Daynard for AgInnovation Ontario. The differences between two young oak trees in a greenhouse at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) are immediately noticeable. Not only is one twice the size of the other, but its root base is much thicker.
Club de Golf St. Raphael in Montreal played host to the second annual Syngenta Challenge and Education Day in July, featuring a friendly golf match between members of the Ottawa Valley Turfgrass Association (OVTA) and the Surintendent Region de Montreal (SRM).
Aeration is one of the most valuable turf management practices in the industry. It helps address challenges like soil compaction, layering, poor drainage, poor gas exchange, excessive thatch, the need to modify heavy soils in the root zone, and improves the establishment of sod or overseeding. The key is to choose the right method to match the problem you need to overcome.
Raking and bagging leaves from a home lawn in the fall may not be the best approach when thinking agronomically. Running over leaves with a mower, thereby mulching them, is the better option.
A 35-square-metre portion of land situated in front of a local Peterborough, Ont. business, has been transformed into a new green area, complete with native plants aimed at attracting pollinating bee populations.
One of the highlights among attendees at the recent CanWest Hort Expo in Abbotsford, B.C. was their interaction with the "electric daisy."
ALTHOUGH golf course superintendents are largely able to keep dollar spot under control through the first few months of a season, the disease traditionally makes an aggressive comeback in the early fall.
By Julia Webber The spring has brought many problems for pond owners this year with an abundance of algae and other problems quickly getting ahead of us. 
Not even seven years ago, Greg Lampman was an employee of the Ford Motor Company in Oakville, Ont. Two months ago, he was named by Sports Turf Canada as its sports turf manager of the year.
A member of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society has expressed his thoughts in dealing with annual bluegrass in a column published in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix newspaper.
Plant pathologist Dr. Joe Vargas of Michigan State University has been inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame for his achievements in research that have led to better playing conditions on golf courses. He has made many trips to Canada over the years, speaking to assemblies of golf superintendents and making personal visits to golf courses.
By Ryan Beauchamp The largest operational expenditure for a turf manager, outside of labour, of course, is the products applied through a turf sprayer. This includes fertilizers, surfactants and plant protectants.
Alberta, one of the last provinces not to give in to a province-wide cosmetic pesticide ban on home lawns, favours a ban, according to a survey of 1,000 Albertan conducted by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and Prevent Cancer Now.
A recent letter to the editor of the Guelph Mercury Tribune takes to task plans to relocate the Guelph Turfgrass Institute to the University of Guelph's Arboretum. 
A recent letter to the editor of the Guelph Mercury Tribune takes to task plans to relocate the Guelph Turfgrass Institute to the University of Guelph's Arboretum. 
A guide to British Columbia's new IPM regulations is now available for reading.
The public comment period for discussion of the re-evaluation of Chlorothalonil has been extended until June 10. Comments should be emailed to
In spite of some controversy surrounding the removal of trees to accommodate the new Guelph Turfgrass Institute, site preparations have moved ahead.
The former curator of the University of Guelph's Arboretum says the plan to incorporate the city's Turfgrass Institute will destroy animal and bird habitat with the elimination of hundreds of trees.
There have been endless examples over the years, decades and even centuries of “man playing God.” Whether it’s cloning sheep, surgically converting a man into a woman or vice versa, aborting pregnancies or genetically modifying organisms to help feed the world, there has and always will be controversy surrounding such practices.
A misunderstanding of the facts associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and organically-grown foods has led to further attacks against science and chemical pest control products.
Health Canada has proposed the cancellation of the registration of iprodione, a fungicide which delivers fast-acting, long-lasting control of brown patch, dollar spot and other turf diseases.
Golf course superintendent organizations are responding to a recent announcement from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) which plans to re-evaluate its position on chlorothalonil.
Doing more with less may sound easier said than done, yet it has become the reality in today’s times and we have little choice but to comply with this new standard.
A new zero-turn mower from Dixie Chopper was introduced to industry professionals at the recent GIE + Expo in Louisville, KY.
A new fungicide for the control of dollar spot has been registered for use in Canada. Pinpoint™ fungicide, a product of Valent Canada and Nufarm Agriculture, optimizes disease management programs for golf course superintendents by providing consistent turf quality throughout the season while helping combat dollar spot resistance.
The Grasshopper Company has expanded its compact, economical V-Series with new Model 227V-EFI as its latest venture into the zero-turn radius market.
Worksaver, Inc. has introduced the new 42-inch SARG™ (Sweep Action Rock Grapple) for mini skid steers/compact tool carriers for handling rocks, brush, logs, stumps, debris, scraps and other matter. The patent pending design allows operators to sort large or small rocks and debris with one tool.
The redesigned Cool Flow auxiliary hydraulic cooler from Loftness meets the needs of tool carriers and other machines operating in the most demanding conditions. Along with a conveniently decreased profile, the Cool Flow’s increased cooling capacity keeps machines and attachments running safely until the job is done.
Land Pride's RS15 & RS20 Series Ripper Shanks are ideal for fracturing compacted hardpan from years of use. The shanks also have applications in commercial landscaping, construction, farms, ranches, and municipal maintenance programs.
Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, has launched its new HR800 16-foot-wide rotary mower which weighs nearly 2,000 pounds less than other mowers and is able to mow 20-plus acres per hour, making it ideal for use on sports fields, parks and green spaces, schools, airports, commercial grounds and golf courses.
The innovative GeoLink™ system will be available for the Toro® Multi Pro® 5800 initially, with plans to offer it for a broader range of Toro sprayers in the future. Toro has partnered with Topcon Positioning Systems, a world leader in precision measurement and positioning systems, to provide the all-new GPS spraying solution. In an effort to maximize accuracy, the system will be available in both Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) or Real Time Kinematic (RTK) correction system configurations. Using the RTK system, the new GPS sprayer from Toro is accurate and repeatable to within one centimetre of set parameters.
Now available, the new John Deere 9009A TerrainCut™ Rough Mower is the latest addition to John Deere’s A Model family of fairway, rough and trim & surrounds mowers. Until now, using a larger deck mower in the rough meant compromising the quality of the cut. With the 9009A, turf managers can now maximize both productivity and cut quality, while having more control over how the machine performs on the course.
Jacobsen, a Textron company, has launched its new HR700™ wide-area rotary mower. Featuring an industry-first, 14-foot wide cutting width, the HR700 has the ability to cut up to 25 per cent more grass than traditional 11-foot rotary mowers.
Toro has launched its new Workman® GTX utility vehicle, one of the most versatile grounds and turf crossover vehicles in its class. Combining superior comfort, control and versatility, the Workman GTX provides all the features to help tackle a multitude of tasks on and around the golf course.
The Toro Company has made a number of innovations to their reel cutting systems to increase overall performance, reduce maintenance and to continue to provide an outstanding quality of cut on greens and fairways.

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