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Preparation work underway for new GTI

The new home of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute is being prepared for research to get underway in 2017. Land located north of the University of Guelph's Arboretum is being plowed of snow, scraped clean, reconfigured and joined with drainage infrastructure and other features.

Charlottetown readying for cosmetic pesticide ban

The City of Charlottetown has begun educating its citizens about a municipal cosmetic pesticide ban that comes into effect on Jan. 1. The deputy mayor of Prince Edward Island's capital said it is important that word about the implications of the ban reach the public before people sign on with lawn care companies in the spring.

Kingston takes proactive charge against ash borer

The City of Kingston, Ont. has begun a project to remove about 500 ash trees identified as vulnerable to the destructive emerald ash borer. A city official said the key to the program is getting ahead of the curve before trees reach infestation and begin to fail.

Program lets students seek landscaping, hort careers

High school students in the Niagara region are learning specific agronomic skills to give them a head start in pursuing post-secondary careers in landscaping and horticulture. The program has about 100 Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled, including half alone from Niagara Falls' Westlane Secondary School.
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No health risk linked to crumb rubber: study

A new study from The Netherlands suggests that crumb rubber used in synthetic turf sports fields does not pose a health risk among those who compete on the surface. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment has published a report, saying the health risk is "virtually negligible." » Read more...

Landscape Ontario Congress

January 10-12, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ont. » >> Learn More