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Learn The Proper Way To Apply Pesticides

Philadelphia, Penn. – Summer months mean higher pest pressure in most areas of the country — so it’s more important than ever to know how to properly apply pesticides. That’s why FMC Corporation is reintroducing three videos showing proper guidelines for liquid pesticide applications and demonstrating how to apply Talstar® Professional Insecticide. The videos take viewers step-by-step through applications of Talstar  for outdoor spot and perimeter treatments, as well as indoor applications.  Now live on the FMC Turf YouTube channel, “How to … Continue reading

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Regional Parks And Trail Projects

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While “building more for less” is a familiar mantra, it is now more critical than ever that parks and recreation agencies really explore and embrace how to accomplish this task. Let’s face it—just because budgets are shrinking doesn’t mean the project load has diminished, or that elected officials will stop making commitments to the public that directly affect the way we operate both with capital development and maintenance funding.  DouglasCounty in Colorado leverages capital and maintenance dollars by creating design … Continue reading

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August Is Tree Check Month

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Make the most out of that stroll in the park, fun in the backyard, or hike in the woods. Keep an eye out for a devastating tree-killing pest. Mark your calendars for this August and help watch over our nation’s hardwoods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging people to take ten minutes to get outside and take a closer look at their trees. August is a peak time of emergence for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Since its … Continue reading

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Dixie Chopper Honors Hometown Heroes

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Coatesville, Ind. – Dixie Chopper is honoring local Hometown Heroes by offering a $250 mail-in rebate on any new (up to two) Dixie Chopper lawn mowers now through July 31. All active or retired members of the U.S. Military, Police, Fire, EMT, and Paramedic services are eligible for the $250 mail-in rebate. Since Dixie Chopper was founded in 1980, all the company’s mowers have been proudly made in the USA. The company is offering this opportunity as a way to … Continue reading

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Broward County Calendar of Events — Oakland Park, Fla.

Calendar of Events Programs, events, and prices are subject to change. Find Us on Facebook. Experience Us on YouTube. Follow Us on Twitter. September 2014 Find It All – At a Broward County Park Recreation. Preservation. Education. Monday, September 1 DELEVOE CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park (Fort Lauderdale) For all ages 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. RARE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE COUNCIL OF BROWARD COUNTY Tree Tops Park (Davie) For adults 7:30 to 10 p.m. Free. Meeting of … Continue reading

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