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GMA celebrates its 90th anniversary

February 5, 2024

January 10 marked the 90th anniversary of the Grounds Management Association, which was first established by 11 founding members in London. On that day, ten original founders joined W H Bowles

Husqvarna introduces new services for commercial robotic mowers

January 29, 2024

Husqvarna has two new service offerings tailored for professional customers seeking to integrate robotics into their business: Lease Plus and Service Plus. Golf and sports turf managers face financial and operational

Stihl names new VP of marketing

January 29, 2024

Stihl named Eric Bjorling its new vice president of marketing, effective January 29, 2024. Bjorling will be responsible for leading the development of U.S. brand and retail marketing communications strategies

Yzaguirre named strategic advisor of FireFly Automatix

January 23, 2024

FireFly Automatix, Inc. announced the appointment of financial and leadership expert M. Max Yzaguirre as a strategic advisor to CEO Andrew Limpert and the board of directors. Yzaguirre’s appointment follows

2024 PGMS Green Star Awards coming soon

January 22, 2024

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) announced that the application for its 2024 Green Star Awards will be released February 15. The Green Star Awards program salutes the grounds manager responsible

Free professional headshots at SFMA Conference

January 16, 2024

Attendees of the 2024 SFMA Conference & Exhibition will have the opportunity to take professional headshots Thursday, January 25, 4:30 – 6 p.m.  A professional photographer will be taking headshots for

Equip Expo Organizers Preview ’24 Updates

January 15, 2024

“We’re making some fundamental shifts and improvements that will elevate the show to the next level,” says Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns

Propane Council releases new safety guide for commercial mowers

January 10, 2024

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a new safety guide, “Propane Safety for Commercial Mowers” ahead of key training months. Businesses that have commercial mowers are encouraged to

Aquatrols, Precision Laboratories join to form The Aquatrols Company

January 8, 2024

Aquatrols and the turf division of Precision Laboratories have merged to form The Aquatrols Company. The Aquatrols Company will continue to offer the full line of Aquatrols and Precision Laboratories soil

USDA unveils updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map

January 2, 2024

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating this valuable tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since