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The Selectus brand line of seed products, created to provide new and innovative seed solutions for turf professionals and general agriculture, has been introduced by Plant Products Co. Ltd.
William (Buck) Uffelman, former president of Ontario Seed Company in Waterloo, died Sunday, Feb. 13 at the age of 85.
Recent snowstorms in the northeastern United States have prompted the Ariens Company to move Sno-Thro units from Canada to the heavily-hit areas in the New England region. FULL STORY
ECHO Power Equipment (Canada) has announced its alignment with TrynEx International. Specifically, ECHO will be responsible for distributing the TurfEx product line—a complete line of spreaders, sprayers, brooms and dethatchers.
Fertichem, a Canadian manufacturer of fertilizers and professional turf and ornamental products, has changed the name of its company to Ferti Technologies Inc.
There’s no shortage of industry-related activities and happenings coming up over the next few months. Just because we won’t be tending directly to turfgrass during this time, it doesn’t means things won’t be any less busy.
Aquatrols, a leader in soil surfactant technologies, has announced that Dispatch has received registration in Canada and is now in full compliance with CFIA regulations. Dispatch is a patented soil penetrant that has been proven to improve irrigation efficiency for increased water and energy savings. It is recommended for use on fairways and also offers the flexibility to be used course-wide. Dispatch is available in both sprayable and injectable formulas.
Strong mower sales in Toro's fiscal fourth quarter put the company in a profit position for the period. Sales for landscaping and irrigation equipment continued to improve for Toro. FULL STORY
ECHO Power Equipment (Canada) was recently honoured with Echo’s Distributor of the Year Award for North America.
A recent graduate of the turf management diploma program at Surrey, B.C.’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been named the winner of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association’s Toro Future Superintendent Award.
The Halloween decorations were still up in the stores when they started putting up the Christmas displays. It’s my favourite time of year; I like to call it Hallowistmas.
Allcraft Mechanical in Winnipeg was the recent victim of a mass theft of equipment, including mowers, snowblowers, trimmers and leaf blowers. The value of the stolen property is estimated at more than $16,000. READ MORE
Robert (Bob) A. Moore, the inventor of soil wetting agents and founder of Aquatrols Corporation of America, died Nov. 4. He is survived by his three children, Demie Moore, Tracy Jarman, and Andy Moore, who continue to direct Aquatrols and carry on the legacy their father began.
Registration has opened for the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Fla. in February. The show is presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association as well as several other partnering organizations. FULL STORY
THE summer of 2010 will be remembered as one of the hottest, most humid seasons ever. Perhaps it was the hottest and most humid ever. I certainly don’t remember any previous summer in my lifetime that could possibly top this one.

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