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John Deere aspires to reach $ 50 billion in sales by 2018 while maintaining its focus on U.S. and Canadian markets which accounted for about 62 per cent of company sales in 2012. FULL STORY
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has increased his stake in Deere & Co. to 7 per cent, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. FULL STORY
Vanden Bussche Irrigation Ltd. recently opened its newly-expanded facilities at its Delhi, Ont. location.
Christmas is coming and I want to punch somebody.
The deadline has arrived for Ontario golf courses to conduct their inaugural public meetings at which their integrated pest management practices are to be outlined and discussed for the benefit of the general public. Staging the meetings is the concession golf courses have had to make with the provincial government in order to continue to use certain pest control products and maintain their exception status with the Ontario cosmetic pesticide ban act.
The Sports Turf Association has reached another milestone: its 25th anniversary.
Just as skip Glenn Howard started planning for the 2013 curling season, he suddenly found himself without a title sponsor to help cover the team's travel expenses. Their previous title sponsor changed marketing directions, and Howard had to find a replacement fast. Even for a World and Canadian champion, the realities of supporting a competitive season without personal financial hardship to the team has to be managed.
A lot of stories are lost as the final shovelful of dirt lands on a man’s grave or when the wind steals the last of the ashes from a mourner’s hand.
ECHO Power Equipment (Canada), a national distributor for Outdoor Power Equipment in Canada, was awarded by Schiller Grounds Care as the Distributor of the Year for Classen products.
A Kwantlen Polytechnic University student is among 30 students from North America to be awarded a $ 500 Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship. FULL STORY
A remote-controlled lawn mower seen at work on a Winnipeg lawn triggered several double takes. Its inventor suggests that one day it could be marketed for golf course use. FULL STORY
NGCOA Canada team has announced ECHO Power Equipment (Canada) has become an Official Golfmax Supplier. ECHO is a global brand and one of Canada’s leading manufacturers and distributors of professional-grade outdoor power equipment, including its three core brands: ECHO, Shindaiwa, and BearCat.
Forty years ago, Gerry Brouwer revolutionized the way sod was harvested around the world. This year, the Brouwer Company celebrates its 40th anniversary. Brouwer’s vision changed the industry from cutting sod with a Ryan sod cutter and stacking it onto pallets or trucks by hand to a Brouwer sod harvester that cut sod, transferred it onto a conveyor, rolled it and put the rolls on a pallet—all in one operation.
Western Canada's premier horticultural trade show, CanWest, will be held Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre, West.
Kubota Canada’s support of  Kids Help Phone continues to strengthen this important service. Since 2000, Kubota Canada has made an annual donation, based on achieving minimum annual unit sales target. This year's cheque for $ 10,000 pushed Kubota's overall total well over $ 100,000, and maintains Kubota within KHP’s “Courage Circle”  level of donors.

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