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going to look at this 7.3 tommorw???
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Commercial lot...what would you charge for this?
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Minnesota Snow!
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Anyone work for cat or similar?
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Looking to sub westchester ny
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Poll! Pickup tailgate spreader Vs. Vbox Spreader
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What Did You Do Today V2.0
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BC Handyman's snow adventures
Moose, if you have ever been up close you will know exactly what I mean. Last time I had ... Read More
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"Canadian Weather+++++Snow"
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Moose River Media In the News

Grand View Media Group has named Bill Cooke President of Moose River Media - March 6, 2014, Birmingham, Ala., USA - Birmingham, Ala., based outdoor and B2B publishing company Grand ...

Grand View Media Group Acquires Moose River Media - BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Aug. 30, 2013 - Grand View Media Group recently expanded its presence in the publishing ...

LawnSite.com Launches Redesign and Enhanced Functionality - St. Johnsbury, VT - The green industry's largest website, www.LawnSite.com, has completed a redesign ...

New England Grows Partners with Moose River Media - Natick, MA (November 9, 2012) - New England Grows, the green industry's best-attended event in the Northeast, ...

Superintendent Magazine Editors Win Top Writing Award - Superintendent magazine's Larry Aylward and Christopher S. Gray Jr. received the top writing award the ...

Moose River Media Supports Skin Cancer Awareness Month - This month all Moose River Media publications will bear a special reminder that May is skin cancer awareness ...

Introducing the Gateway STMA Chapter Publication - SportsField Management magazine, a Moose River Media Publication, is excited to partner with the Gateway ...

LawnSite.com Sets Record for Active Users - LawnSite.com, the green industry's largest and most highly-trafficked web site, set a record on Tuesday, ...

Getting Smarter

Successful irrigation beyond "smart" technology

  Your iPad can help you quickly find a recipe for just about anything, but it can't cook the meal for you. Your smartphone can help you keep track of your important meetings, but it's still up to you to nail the presentation. Your GPS unit can tell you the best way to get where you're going, but it's still up to you to put gas in the car. In other words, technology can help us do amazing things, but it can't do it alone.
  When it comes to irrigation, the term "smart controller" may give the impression that technology is the total solution - just plug and play. "That's ... (Read More...)

Tending the Tundra

Allen Johnson, fields manager for the Green Bay Packers, doesn't revel in the cool factor of his job. What motivates him is the responsibility the job brings, not the pomp

  Allen Johnson munches on a cheese curd and contemplates the question: What's it like to manage what's arguably the most hallowed ground in all of sports - Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers?
  It's lunchtime on a recent spring day in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Packers football is revered almost like a religion. Johnson is at a local sports eatery sipping on a soda and eating cheese curds, a Wisconsin delicacy.
  Not far from where he sits hangs a large framed photograph of a packed Lambeau Field on game day. It's not lost on Johnson's lunch ... (Read More...)

Formula for Success

Calibrating helps you get the most out of your sprayer, and the material you're applying

  Think of spray equipment and you might picture tanks, pumps, hoses, valves, nozzles, gauges and booms. But the first tool that should come to mind when you contemplate spraying should be a simple calculator. That's because calibrating your sprayer is essential to protecting your turf and getting the most out of the materials you're applying.
  Sprayer calibration is frequently skipped over, says Dr. Casey Reynolds, turfgrass specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. "The thing I see frequently is that people are intimidated by it, and they overthink it ... (Read More...)

Solutions that Work

One company's approach to finding the right employees-and keeping them engaged

  As tricky as trees can be to manage, diagnose, maintain, treat, prune and remove, they may be the easiest part of being in the tree care business. It's things like ever-changing regulations, billing and bookkeeping, equipment purchases and other aspects of running a business-the things they don't teach you in forestry or horticulture school, and which are rarely covered in tree care workshops-that often prove the most challenging. Chances are good that employee management is at the top of this list. Building the right workforce and keeping them motivated is critical to the success ... (Read More...)

Water Smart, Market Smart

Get the edge on smart irrigation marketing by learning from these companies' innovative, award-winning campaigns.

  Nearly 75 percent of irrigation professionals promote smart irrigation. This according to HindSite Software's recently released Green Industry Equipment Report. Why is it so important for contractors to market smart irrigation?
  "Becoming aware of year-round water usage can differentiate a company from its competitors," says Noreen Rich, senior marketing manager and foundation director of the Irrigation Association. "Contractors can brand themselves as more of a green company, which is a first choice for most people. Contractors should help manage water if they want ... (Read More...)

Living Large

Finding the sweet spot with more cows

  When Rod Hissong returned to his family's farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1998, the family was milking 200 cows - a large farm for the area, and much bigger than the seven-cow operation his grandfather had started out with when he returned from World War II. Today, Mercer Vu Farms milks 1,560 cows, with another 175 mature cows on the property and 1,700 head of young stock. That rapid growth has been spurred by the family's commitment to keeping the farm in operation and finding what he calls the "sweet spot" of economies of scale, where size and efficiency meet.
  At ... (Read More...)

The Dirt on Soilless Growing

  Soil is a growing medium, but it's not the only one. When planting seeds into trays, a soilless growing mix - traditionally containing some combination of vermiculite, perlite, sphagnum peat moss, and possibly bark or coir - is used to reduce soilborne disease pressures. In other words, the seeds are hydroponically grown.
  Hydroponics refers to growing plants without soil. Hydroponic growing media can be liquid, air or an aggregate mix. In addition to the standard soilless potting medium typically used to start seeds, sand, pine bark, rice hulls, sawdust, clay-aggregate ... (Read More...)

The Beauty of Waterwise Plants

Even the driest garden can come alive with color if the right plants are selected. Here, the Southwest's premier plantsman recommends some of his favorites for xeric conditions.

  Waterwise is another word for "xeric" when referring to plants that grow well with little water. Xeric plants are native to regions where the natural precipitation is low. Being xeric doesn't mean the same thing as "drought tolerant" (which is a rather meaningless term). A "drought tolerant" plant may survive drought conditions, but it won't grow and thrive until the precipitation returns to normal levels. Here are just a few of my many favorite xeric plants for regions of the country that receive about 25 inches or less of annual precipitation.
  The plants recommended ... (Read More...)

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