Industry News

STC Awards winners announced

December 22, 2021

Synthetic Turf Council (STC) Awards winners are as follows: Lifetime Achievement: Tom Peeples, Universal Textile TechnologiesVolunteer of the Year: George Neagle, SYNLawnRookie of the Year: Davis McDougal, SYNLawnInnovator: Sports Labs Ltd.Philanthropy:

IA announces 2021 Pitch Competition winners

December 22, 2021

The Irrigation Association announced the winners of its 2021 Pitch Competition. The competition was conducted December 8 during the 2021 Irrigation Show and Education Week in San Diego, with the

John Deere to acquire majority ownership in Kreisel Electric

December 22, 2021

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire majority ownership in Kreisel Electric, Inc., a battery technology provider based in Rainbach im Mühlkreis, Austria. Kreisel develops

2022 SFMA Innovative Award winners announced

December 20, 2021

Congratulations to Sports Labs, SGL Inc., Covermaster and Turf-Tec International who were chosen as SFMA’s 2022 “Innovative Award” winners. Sports Labs Field Marshall Sports Labs won with its “Field Marshall” device. The

Landscape industry statement regarding CARB rule on Small Off-road Engine Regulations: Transition to Zero Emissions

December 20, 2021

The National Association of Landscape Professionals released the following statement December 9: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the Proposed Amendments to the Small Off-Road Engine Regulations: Transition to

NESFMA Annual Meeting a hit!

December 20, 2021

New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESFMA) members gathered at The German Club on December 7 for NESFMA’s Annual Meeting. Chris McGinty brought the group up to speed on association

IA names new CEO

December 13, 2021

The Irrigation Association (IA) Board of Directors named Natasha Rankin, MBA, CAE, as its new chief executive officer. She will assume her new role on Jan. 10, 2022, and will

Equip Exposition reveals 2022 show hours and programming

December 13, 2021

Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living, and equipment exposition, announced expanded tradeshow hours and new attendee experiences for its Oct. 18-21, 2022, tradeshow. New for 2022, Equip Exposition (formerly known

NALP named Partner of the Year by the National Mall and the National Park Service

December 13, 2021

On December 4, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) was presented with the Partner of the Year Award by the National Mall and Memorial Parks of the National Park

Register for the SFMA Student Challenge

December 8, 2021

The 2022 SFMA Conference will take place January 17-20 in Savannah, Ga. Don’t forget to register to take part in the SFMA Student Challenge by December 15. Registrations will not