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H-2B fly-in on 3/14/17 Email
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Thursday, March 09, 2017 02:00 AM


H-2B program updatePractical Employee Solutions (PES) has organized a fly-in to support the H-2B visa program. Supporters will spend the day--Tuesday, March 14, 2017--meeting with legislators to discuss concerns about the program.

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Teachers went to class—and more--at ProGreen Email
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 07:00 AM


Greeley High at ProGreenTeacher Day at ProGreen 2017—including lunch with industry pros sponsored by The L.L. Johnson Distributing Co.—gave high school teachers from around the state the chance to preview all that ProGreen provides. The goal: check out ProGreen to see what it might offer their students who are interested in landscape careers. Next year, many say they’ll be back and with their students.

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Four strategies to mechanize your jobs Email
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 06:00 AM


Wagner equipmentPicking the right equipment helps increase efficiency and trims labor costs. With current workforce challenges, owners need to find ways to put equipment to work without breaking the bank. The right machine can reduce the number of employees you need, speed up jobs and help you take on more work.

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Mature landscapes may need shade-tolerant plants Email
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 05:00 AM

Pretty Lady Maria AnemoneAs the population in Colorado grows and housing increases, our urban landscapes may see less on the ground. Trees will mature, giving much-appreciated shade in the warmer months but blocking sun from flowerbeds. High-rise housing will leave more land in shadow, too. Our landscapes must respond to this reduced light exposure, but it doesn’t mean we need to give up color altogether. These four perennials do well in shady areas and performed well in CSU’s perennial trial garden.

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Immigration enforcement: what does it mean for business owners? Email
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 04:00 AM

ICE officerImmigration issues continue to dominate the news cycle in the United States, and enforcement of immigration laws appears to be a focus for the current presidential administration. Employers may be concerned about how this renewed enforcement effort might affect their business.

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