October 2017

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Industry News

GISC returns to Calgary

Landscape Alberta’s annual Green Industry Show and Conference (GISC) will be held Nov. 16 -17, 2017 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alta.

FIHOQ heads to Drummondville

Quebec’s horticultural professions will converge at Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville on Nov. 15-17 for the 2017 Expo-FIHOQ.

Horticulture professionals tour Ball headquarters

More than 1,000 industry professionals visited Ball Horticultural Company’s home office in West Chicago, Ill., on July 28 for Ball Seed’s annual Field Day and Landscape Day celebration.

Tree sale aims to restore Vancouver’s canopy

The Vancouver Park Board’s annual tree sale is underway. The board has 1,500 trees available online for $10 each.

Garden centre employee sues Monsanto

According to a report by the St. Louis Record, an employee of a garden centre is suing herbicide manufacturer Monsanto, alleging the company and “John Does” 1-50 “failed to ensure that Roundup will not cause harm to users.”

Briggs & Stratton expands manufacturing facility

Briggs & Stratton announced it will be moving production of its commercial turf operations from its current facility in Munnsville, N.Y. to neighboring Sherrill, N.Y. in order to expand its current manufacturing capacity.

Monrovia hires marketing officer

Monrovia, a U.S. grower of ornamental and landscaping plants, has announced the hiring of Tristan Simpson as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Simpson is based in the company’s Azusa, Calif., headquarters.

Davey Tree promotes pair of managers

Davey Tree Expert Company of Kent, Ohio has promoted Paul Milano to serve as its director of fleet operations.

Roberta’s buys C. Raker & Sons

Roberta’s Unique Gardens of Waldron, Ind., has reached an agreement to purchase C. Raker & Sons.