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Sylvite and Turf Care Products Canada Limited have formed a new company titled Sylvite Turf General Partnership Inc.
Plant Products Co. Ltd. officially launched its new Selectus brand line of seed products on May 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Brampton, Ont. plant.
We’re just a few days shy of the first of May at the time of this writing, and I’ve played a grand total of three rounds of golf so far in 2011.
Groups trying to defend the use of pesticides on turfgrass in order to produce and maintain valuable greenspaces can help their cause by sharing an educational video with stakeholders, decision makers, politicians, environmentalists and the media to demonstrate the value and benefits of turfgrass. One such group—the Western Canada Turfgrass Association—plans to use the video on its website as a means of educating others. Follow this link to view the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynJz1euGkbs&feature=player_embedded#at=202
Radio frequency identification is being used to keep track of tree maintenance, garbage cans and playground equipment in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
As a business sector, the horticulture industry in Canada, including nursery growers, landscape contractors and garden centres, touches every community, enhancing beauty as well as economies.
The poets say that spring is a time of rebirth and renewal.
A Victoria, B.C. firm has developed a "green" gasoline alternative using renewable resources which, in testing so far, has produced the same torque and horsepower as regular gasoline, yet with only a fraction of the emissions. FULL STORY
The founder of Weed Man and the head of one of Canada's leading franchise organizations—That Franchise Group—has died. Desmond Francis Joseph (Des) Rice was 62.
The Toro Company of Bloomington, Minn. has announced the hiring of Dean Armstrong as the company's golf irrigation sales manager for Canada.
Registration is now being accepted for participation in the Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation's annual fundraising golf tournament, to be played on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Greystone Golf Club in Milton. For further details, visit http://www.otrf.ca.
Some good news for the golf industry: according to the National Golf Foundation, rounds played in the United States in February were up almost 20 per cent from the same time period from a year ago. Trends in Canada often mirror those of the United States. FULL STORY
The closed buildings at the site of Welland, Ont.'s formerly operating John Deere plant are slated to be razed. FULL STORY
Landscapers now have a convenient tool to help them calculate the amount of landscape mulch needed for completing a specific job. The app also includes a feature that allows users to preview different coloured mulch selections to determine how each would work with the façade and color of the residence.
Bayer Environmental Science (Bayer ES) presented a brand new iPad to Andre Hebert, assistant superintendent at the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Quebec, after he won a draw for the device during the recent Canadian International Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, co-sponsored by the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and the Western Canada Turfgrass Association.

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