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Coltivar Academy will train landscape leaders Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 05:00 AM

Coltivar Academy

In the first quarter of 2018, 22 ALCC members will participate in the first ALCC/Coltivar Leadership Academy. The program will be administered by Coltivar Group’s Steve Coughran.

The Leadership Academy targets employees in leadership roles within their company and is designed to help landscape professionals become strategic leaders for the future. There are two tracks in the program: Emerging Leadership, aimed at those in the beginning of their leadership career, and Strategic Leadership, for those who currently hold leadership roles and are interested in taking their career to the next level.

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CSU names "Top Performers" in perennial trials Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 04:00 AM


echinacea kismet intense orangeAfter three seasons growing in the challenging conditions of the Rocky Mountains, six perennial plants have been named "Top Performers" by researchers at Colorado State University's Flower Trial Garden. The Perennial Trial program at Colorado State University is designed to test newer perennial cultivars that have been introduced in the past three years or less. Entries in this trial are grown for three summers and two winters before they are switched out for new entries.

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Grants available for propane conversions of equipment Email
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Written by ALCC   
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 03:00 AM


Mow Down PollutionIf your landscape business is contracted to provide services for a local government, school or university, state agency, or parks and recreation district in an area specified by the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), you could be eligible for funding to support propane conversion of your equipment.

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Where’s your focus? High performance jobs require highly performing minds Email
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Written by Carol O'Dowd   
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 02:00 AM


Working mindfullyWhether you’re involved in military ops or landscape construction or hanging from a tree 50 feet off the ground, you’re in a high-risk zone for personal injury. For anyone whose work requires physical demands that are potentially dangerous, research tells us that psychological preparation is equally important as physical prep.

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New deadlines and guidance: OSHA updates Email
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Written by OSHA   
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 01:00 AM


OSHAThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued several updates this week that may affect landscape companies.

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