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Spotted Lanternfly
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.

Latest Green Industry News

Does Your Green Industry Business or Public Entity Need to Register Employees as Registered Technicians?
August 4, 2017
In Pennsylvania, anyone making pesticide applications to land that they do not own or lease is required to have at least one Certified Pesticide Applicator (aka Licensed Applicator) for each business address and name from which they operate (each business name requires a separate BU number).
Turfgrass mow-strip in Chester County in need of a sensible and cost-effective fall renovation”  Photo: John P Wodehouse, 2017
Be Prepared to Make More Money this Fall; Lean Business Tips on Bidding Fall Turf Renovations and Services
August 2, 2017
In fall, many Landscape companies diversify their service menus by offering turf renovations and fall seeding and feeding programs.
Queen Anne’s Lace is commonly found along roadsides
Is It a Weed?
August 2, 2017
Controlling weeds is important in landscape beds. They appear unsightly and compete with the desirable plants for light, nutrients, moisture. In addition, they can harbor insects and increase disease issues as they create a microclimate that is favorable for these pests.

Upcoming Events

Landscape Pest Identification Walk
When: August 23, 2017
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Weed Identification Walk
When: August 24, 2017
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Landscape Update
When: September 11, 2017
Where: Leesport, PA