August 2020

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Brendt acquires Geoshack and Sakkia

The Brandt Group of Companies announced they have reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings to acquire the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of Inteq Distributors, subject to due diligence.

Salemi joins Landscape Ontario

Joe Salemi has taken a newly created position at Landscape Ontario, Deputy Executive Director.

Syngenta Flowers names global head

Syngenta Flowers announces Michael Kester will retire at the end of 2020 after 42 years at the company. Mark Schermer is appointed as his successor as global head of Syngenta Flowers, effective Sept. 1, 2020.

Yanmar appoints board of directors

Yanmar Holdings approved a new Board of Directors as part of the company’s business reorganization.

Bobcat partners with radar company

Doosan Bobcat North America announced it has partnered with Ainstein, a radar technologies company headquartered in Lawrence, Kan., to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment.

Sunnybrook Hospital promotes pollinators

Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital Bayview campus recently became the first Canadian hospital to have an urban apiary on its grounds.

AIPH launches Virtual Expo and Conference

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) announced a Virtual International Expo Conference for Sept. 15, 2020 called Recovery from crisis – the future for ornamentals.

Landscaping and golf job searches skyrocket

The number of job searchers looking for landscape and horticulture positions spiked this spring, Brendon Bernard, an economist at Indeed told Yahoo finance.