Industry news

2021 Annual Georgia Sod Producers Inventory Report

January 27, 2021

The Georgia Urban Ag Council conducted their twenty-sixth survey of sod producers. The purpose of the survey was to determine the status of inventory levels and projected price changes for spring 2021. Due to an insufficient sampling size of the industry, there was not a 2020 sod survey. This year’s results will be…

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Benevolent Discrimination is Still Discrimination – Stanton Law LLC

August 26, 2020

Amid national and local headlines about protests, social injustice and police reform, employers have grappled with whether to make public statements or otherwise take action. Consider internal as well as external ramifications before taking any stand, making a statement or encouraging employee action, wrote Todd Stanton and Amanda Farahany of Barrett…

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Managing Employees’ Need for Leave As Schools Reopen

August 20, 2020

From Stanton Law LLC: August 1, 2020:  Summer is almost over, and the jury is still out on whether kids are heading back to “in-person” school or remaining virtual. In Georgia, some counties are still undecided. DeKalb County just sent out a survey to parents to decide the official plan.…

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2021 Landscape Pro University Education Survey

June 25, 2020

Please help us as we plan our 2021 Landscape Pro University Educational Conference & Expo by answering a short survey about educational topics. Click here to complete the survey: 2021 Landscape Pro University Educational Topics Survey

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Chattahoochee Tech free Professional Development Courses

June 24, 2020

In an effort to support our communities, business and industry, and individuals in this time of need, Chattahoochee Tech is offering FREE access to several self-paced online, basic soft-skills courses that encompass a variety of topics useful in any work environment. The Soft Skills You Need Attention Management Business Etiquette…

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Marketing Tools And Resources For The Coronavirus Era

June 23, 2020

From WT Digital Agency: COVID-19 has changed the world. Not only has the pandemic created a global health crisis, but many have argued the economic disruption will have as big of an impact as The Great Depression. As business owners struggle to maintain their businesses and their lifestyles, companies across…

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Growers, suppliers, retail – video and resources from NICH

May 10, 2020

The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH) offers these resources for growers, suppliers and retail operations: “Doing business under difficult circumstances – finding the resources you need” PPT presentation slides and list of links Video presentation

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Updates from Georgia Department of Agriculture – Pesticide Licensing

May 10, 2020

Pesticide Applicator Recertification/expiration update from the Georgia Department of Agriculture For certified applicators with recertification/expiration dates between June 1, 2020, and December 21, 2020, you can request a 90-day training deadline extension. Please direct all requests for extensions to Tim Taylor, Certification & Training Specialist, by tel: 404-656-3641 or email:…

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OSHA Update – Covid-19 Recordable & Fleet Safety/Compliance

April 23, 2020

We reached out to a contact from OSHA to provide you with information on Covid-19 issues and vehicles/fleet safety and compliance. OSHA has limited jurisdiction regarding the operations of vehicles; therefore, the OSHA website does not have anything specific on fleet vehicles. However, vehicle cleaning is mentioned for various types…

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Business resources – Guidance Document for Nurseries, Retail Garden Centers, Landscape Supply

April 23, 2020

  We’ve created a guidance document for nurseries, retail garden centers, landscape supply stores and all brick & mortar other brick & mortar businesses with foot traffic, who might have “challenges in consumer behavior” with their customers. Most of you are already doing this very well, but we wanted to…

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