March 14, 2016 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Day: March 14, 2016

National Collegiate Landscape Competition Heads to Mississippi

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days) is heading back to the place where it all began 40 years ago, Mississippi State University, March 16-19. This time there are 60 schools instead of 5, more than 700 students, and more than nearly 100 landscape companies and industry manufacturers who will interact with the […]

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Portland, Maine to Review Pesticide Ordinance

As previously reported, several communities in Maine are currently discussing ordinances to restrict or ban pesticides. The latest is the City of Portland which recently announced that their Energy & Sustainability Committee will review the language of a draft ordinance that is under consideration in the neighboring community of South Portland. The committee next meets […]

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Maryland Senate Passes Pollinator Health Bill

Last week the Maryland Senate passed Senate Bill 198, a pollinator health bill that would eliminate the sale of neonicotinoid pesticides at the retail level. The measure passed by a vote of 32-14.  

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Massachusetts and Other States Seek Comments on Pollinator Health

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is seeking public comment on a draft state Pollinator Protection Plan. The document will be finalized once the comment period concludes. All NALP members who live or provide work in Massachusetts are encouraged to submit comments to help ensure that viewpoints of landscape professionals are taken into consideration  […]

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