Industry News
Two days of information aimed at the lawn care, sports turf, golf and nursery sod sectors of the professional turfgrass industry will be presented at the University of Guelph Feb. 20-21 at the 2019 Ontario Turfgrass Symposium.
Dec. 10, 2018 – Nanaimo's urban forestry coordinator wants to see local bylaws changed to afford better protection to the city's tree canopy. Bylaws were implemented and amended in 1993 and 2013, but the city needs to increase its capacity "to be able to oversee replanting, plant more trees, care for those trees, monitor development and set aside good guidelines for tree retention.”
Dec. 10, 2018 – The Halifax region has lost three ash trees so far to the emerald ash borer and further damage will result in a significant alteration to the aesthetics of the area, the municipality's superintendent of urban forestry says. The eastward-moving insect made its arrival in the area in September.
Canada’s premier horticulture and green industry trade show and conference – Landscape Congress – will be held Jan. 8-10 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The 46th edition of the event will feature more than eight acres of show floor space, three days of educational seminars and workshops, and networking opportunities.
The 10th anniversary of a friendly match play competition between two neighbouring southern Ontario golf superintendents associations – perhaps appropriately – finished with one side squaring its decade-long duel to allow the event to start its next chapter with a fresh start.
In 2013, 20 members of the Western New York Golf Superintendents Association pulled off a three-point victory over a 20-man team of their counterparts from the Western Ontario Golf Superintendents Association to win a third straight Fall Classic match play championship and take a commanding 9-4 lead in the annual cross-border competition.
A new venue has been selected for the winter conference of the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association following a healthy run in Niagara Falls. The association is moving its annual conference and trade show to Blue Mountain Jan. 15-17.
Landscape contractors across Canada may still be reeling from paying high gasoline prices throughout this summer, which reached a four-year high in August across all of North America.
Jackson Hole, WY – Trucks, currently, have never been more important to a manufacturer’s bottom line – not only because they are selling in ever increasing numbers, but because there just doesn’t appear to be a price ceiling.
The evacuation of water on a sports field is that much faster when it has been prepared with slit drainage. This leads to fewer cancellations, better field playability and less wear.
Lifting and handling 100 pounds can be a difficult task, even for young and fit individuals. For many workers, it’s a quick ticket to the emergency room – followed by a costly workers’ compensation claim for their employer.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Dec. 7, 2018 – Residents of Saanich, B.C. are up in arms over plans to cut down about 50 trees to accommodate a new sewage pipe. A campaign has been initiated on Grange Road to tie green ribbons around trees on the street to highlight what could be lost, including highly valued Garry oaks.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Not wanting the turf areas of their recreational spaces and schoolyards to serve as salad bars for roaming elk and deer, officials in Banff and Canmore are considering fencing off those areas. The hungry ungulates are attracted to large patches of grass.
Dec. 6, 2018 – Officials are hoping to begin construction in the spring on a $1-million upgrade to the track and field at Prince Albert, Sask.'s Churchill Community High School. The new space will include a 400-meter rubberized track surface, a crowned in-field for soccer and football, as well as the enhancement of adjacent fields.

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