August 2018

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Unique snow business event: Snowposium

Landscape Ontario’s Snowposium, an annual event for snow and ice removal contractors and suppliers, will take place Sept. 25 in Brampton, Ont.

Health Canada studies imidacloprid’s impact on pollinators

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on its proposed re-evaluation decision for the neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid, following an updated pollinator risk assessment.

Fredericton inoculation project

The City of Fredericton, N.B., announced plans for an inoculation pilot project to slow the spread of Dutch elm disease on city-owned trees.

EU expands neonicotinoid ban

The European Union Commission recently voted to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid insecticides, expanding upon a ban initially put into place in 2013.

Caterpillar appoints CFO

Caterpillar, the Peoria, Ill.-based equipment manufacturer, announced its board has appointed Andrew Bonfield as chief financial officer (CFO).

Feds fund climate change mitigation

The federal government is allocating funds to “help reduce the impacts of climate change and better protect Canadian against natural disasters.

Lyme disease cases increase

Cases of Lyme disease in Canada are rising as blacklegged tick populations grow and expand, according to health officials.

Bayer hires turf and ornamentals head

Environmental Science, the Clayton, N.C.-based business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, named Will MacMurdo head of the U.S. turf and ornamentals business.

Research released on LED for horticulture

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., released a new report on energy and the economic performance of LED horticulture lighting products.

Color Spot files for bankruptcy protection

Temucula, Calif.-based Color Spot Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 29, 2018 in a Delaware court.

IQ Power Tools hires training manager

IQ Power Tools, the Perris, Calif.-based manufacturer of power tools with integrated dust collection technology, appointed Vince Hollis as its national product training manager.​

Toro announces staff changes

Toro recently announced a number of promotions, including Rick Rodier’s appointment to vice president of Toro’s Commercial Business.