In season 3, episode 1 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talks with Bob Mann, director of state and local government relations for NALP. Prior to joining NALP, Mann was a thirty-year-plus veteran of the professional lawn care industry. A native of Duxbury, Massachusetts, Mann graduated […]
Last week, the Colorado Senate Bill 22-131 was defeated by a bipartisan vote of 6-1, after numerous NALP members and other organizations testified against it. This legislation would have made it difficult for lawn care and landscape companies to responsibly use the EPA-approved products they need to maintain healthy greenspaces by rolling back statewide preemption. […]
On Thursday July 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published Registration Review; Draft Human Health Risk Assessments for Atrazine, Propazine, and Simazine and Draft Cumulative Human Health Risk Assessment for the Triazines (Atrazine, Propazine, Simazine); Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The publication serves as the draft human health risk assessment (DRA) to support the Registration […]
In part, due to pressure from NALP and other industry stakeholders the EPA has granted a 60-day extension to the current neonicotinoid benefits assessment open comment period. Comments must now be submitted by April 21, 2018. This additional time will allow landscape professionals to more fully respond to the content and approach reflected in the EPA’s […]
The EPA released preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for a number of pesticides including clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran insecticides. The agency also released a preliminary ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid. Previously, pollinator-only risk assessments were released for these pesticides earlier this year and in 2016.
It’s been a busy year around the PLANET office! From planning our annual events that bring PLANET members together, to keeping you informed of the most up-to-date industry information, PLANET staff has been on its toes. You’re well aware of the products, programs, and services PLANET brings to you. But, you might not know about […]
With the addition of the Irrigation & Water Management Specialty Group, PLANET now represents five distinct segments of the green industry. The timing couldn’t be better. Water and water management impacts every member of the green industry, and issues regarding the conservation and proper use of this valuable resource have become a key concern, not […]
I direct this article toward small businesses that want to develop a training culture, create or access and deliver programs that maximize productivity and profit. Two facts are important. First, untrained people typically fail or, at best, under-perform. Their mistakes and omissions lower your service level, damage your image in the marketplace and eventually, […]