Recently, the twenty-eight member states of the European Union voted to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid insecticides, expanding upon a ban initially put into place in 2013. While this ban is only in effect in some areas overseas, it is possible you may receive questions as a result. NALP is committed to educating landscape professionals, customers and the general public about […]
If a picture is worth a thousand words, moving pictures must be worth millions! Accordingly, NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative is creating a series of videos to showcase industry careers to millennials. Filming took place over the past two weeks, beginning with interviews with young professionals who are passionate about their careers and want to encourage […]
Last week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Nielsen finally announced plans to authorize additional H-2B visas. The announcement confirms what NALP and our members have been telling our nation’s lawmakers – there are not sufficient, qualified, U.S. workers available to fill the workforce needs of America’s professional landscaping companies and other seasonal businesses.
It seems like yesterday that we were dealing with snow cover that did not want to go away and waterlogged soils that significantly slowed the development of our lawns, mostly because it was yesterday, but those conditions have vanished and we have new challenges – it’s that time of year again – time for heat […]
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”) by a vote of ( 198 – 213). An odd coalition of all House Democrats and 30 members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus led to the defeat. Democrats opposed revisions to the federal […]
What a weird sight! This lawn is beyond brown but has something green growing in the middle of it! This is Zoysia; of if you’re into calling grasses by their Latin names, Zoysia japonica (impress your family and friends with that nugget of information). Where does it come from and how did it get there?
Bob Grover shares insights on how his Oregon company has nearly doubled in size over the past three years, giving attendees a glimpse of what they’ll see and learn when touring Pacific Landscape Management in August. Pacific Landscape Management in Portland, Oregon, has nearly doubled in size over the last three years. No acquisitions have been […]
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security transmitted a proposed H-2B related rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review. This is an important first step in our quest for H-2B cap-relief. However, the nature of the rule has still not been made public. We are working with our Champions of Capitol Hill […]
This week, the House will begin debating H.R. 2, more commonly known as the Farm Bill. The measure is an important opportunity for landscape professionals to gain greater certainty in regulatory decisions related to pesticide use. The House Bill contains language that:
Article Author Mike Eisenhuth, is a Success Coach for LandOpt, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Imagine you are seeking a contractor to do work on your house. What qualities, features and attributes will you look for in this service provider? What questions will you ask? As a consumer, you want to ensure the best investment of your hard-earned […]