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The website Pinterest released its top 100 trend predictions for 2018, based on keyword search data, and one of the top trends predicted to grow in 2018 is horizontal fences. The statistics showed that searches for horizontal fences, from the website's 73 million registered users, rose by 333%, making it one of the top growing topics from...

A U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C ruled to uphold OSHA's regulations placed on workers exposure to silica, striking down challenges raised by the industry. OSHA created the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction (RCSSC) to regulate and limit workers' exposure for their protection. OSHA estimates it will protect over two...

Georgia Urban Agricultural Council is offering a "Landscape Boot Camp" to offer industry expertise and strategies. Business owners and employees are encouraged to attend the program, as well as anyone looking to increase their knowledge on the landscape industry. The course is based on consulting firm Greenmark's "Four Cores of Landscaping," which...

The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association's (ONLA) regional conference, the "Midwest Green Industry Experience," will take place Jan. 15-17 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The conference will offer educational sessions covering topics such as building business, plant maintenance and industry research. In addition to...

CASE Construction Equipment just announced their "Kickstart" contest aimed at small to medium sized landscape businesses. It is free to enter and every applicant receives a $250 coupon off $3,500 or more of CASE OEM attachments that is valid from April 1, through July 31, at any participating CASE dealership. The grand prize winner will receive: 1)...

The Portland, Maine, city council passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides citywide on public and private properties, with few exceptions. The ordinance will go into effect on July 1, 2019, and the estimated cost is currently at $700,000, which would include replacing turf on athletic fields, buying new equipment and hiring...

The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program. The scholarship program was started to promote careers in irrigation and range from $1,000 to $2,500. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their letter of intent, financial need, reference letters, resume and list of irrigation courses taken. To...

The California Association of Pest Control is concerned about a Mexican fruit fly infestation in San Diego County. The quarantined area borders the Pacific Ocean and the San Diegulito River. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the quarantine on Jan. 5, after the pest was detected within the city of Encinitas. The...

The New York State Turfgrass Association announced golf course superintendent Rick Slattery as the recipient of the "Friend of the Green Industry" award. Slattery has been the superintendent at Locust Hill Country Club for 23 years, located in Rochester, NY. Fellow golf course superintendent Steve Whipple presented the award at the 2017 Turf and...

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has announced details for the 29th annual conference and exhibition that will take place Jan. 16 to 19 in Fort Worth, Texas. STMA is the professional organization for 2,700 sports managers worldwide. They advocate for professionalism, safety and education in sports field management. There will be at least...