March 2018 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: March 2018

President Signs Omnibus Bill that Includes H-2B Cap-Relief Language

Last week, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Omnibus budget bill. Included in that measure was language that COULD provide substantive cap-relief for this year. We say could because the language agreed to by Congress is the same language that they settled upon last year; the cap-relief language grants discretion to the Secretary of […]

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6 Keys to "Extra Mile Service"

As a consumer, we all have minimum expectations from the companies we do business with. But, attaining minimum expectations is not what makes us continue business. At the Account Manager Excellence workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy of Envisor Consulting explained it is the “Extra Mile Service” landscape and lawn care companies […]

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The Label Is Always the Law

The continued legalization of cannabis and hemp in many states is proving to be a conundrum to regulatory agencies nationwide.  Since both plants are listed by the federal government as Schedule 1 narcotics, there are no federally registered pesticides that are labeled for use by growers in states where cannabis is legal. That said, any […]

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California Judge Bans Commonly Used Pesticides

Last week’s Advocate noted the injunction issued by a federal judge in California that temporarily halted the state from designating the popular herbicide glyphosate as cancer-causing.  This week, a state judge issued a ruling saying the state must stop using a wide variety of pesticides:

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Fireworks at Massachusetts Public Hearing

Last Thursday, NALP was present at a public hearing held by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources as the agency began the process of renewing local electric utility Eversource’s five-year Vegetative Management Plan for rights-of-way maintenance.  [from here link to blog post with the following text:] Under Massachusetts regulations, the public is invited to submit […]

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H-2B Action Needed: It's Not Too Late!

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security added insult to injury when they unexpectedly announced that they had secretly conducted a lottery to determine which H-2B applicants would receive their workers. This unprecedented move is devastating and adds further confusion to what is already an extremely problematic situation.

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NALP Member News – Week of March 4, 2018

On March 2, 2018 Connie Hom, President of Buckingham Greenery was awarded the Master Entrepreneur of the Year at the Metropolitan Business League Annual Awards event. Chris Senske of Senske Services was recently awarded the Sam Volpentest Entrepreneurial Leadership Award presented by the Richland, Washington Rotary. If you are an NALP member with major company […]

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