Colorado Green Now

Colorado Green NOW: the latest news for the Colorado landscape industry.

 

Latest on EAB: preparing for the inevitable Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 05:00 AM

Emerald Ash BorerSince last August, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been detected outside Colorado’s federal quarantine in three places: Broomfield, Westminster, and, for the first time, in Larimer County near Berthoud. The quarantine area will not change; instead, there are plans to repeal the quarantine.

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Northern Water launches collaborative water-efficient landscape grants Email
Written by Frank Kinder, Northern Water   
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 04:00 AM

Northern Water gardenBerthoud-based Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Northern Water) has a long history of facilitating water efficiency through studies, its Conservation Gardens and industry certification classes. Yet, increased demand for landscape water efficiency assistance has driven Northern Water to expand its support of the green industry and efforts to enhance landscape water use and value. After collaboration and stakeholder feedback, Northern Water identified opportunities to help water users manage their water better. Created in 2017, the Water Efficiency Program now offers multiple, complementary solutions to build more capacity for efficient water use in the region.

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Tough and proven perennials for Colorado Email
Written by Lauryn Schriner and James E. Klett   
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 03:00 AM

Kahori Scarlet dianthusThe following perennials are tough and reliable options for Colorado as demonstrated by their excellent performance in the perennial research/demonstration garden north of the University Center for the Arts on the Colorado State University (CSU) campus. Each of these perennials has been in the garden for several years and, year after year, each has shown adaptability to the area.

 

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Sleep power: it keeps you on your game Email
Written by Lyn Dean   
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 02:00 AM

Sleeping on the jobDid you know that even if you are moderately sleep-deprived—awake for 17-19 hours—your response time and accuracy on simple tasks can be 50% lower than someone with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.05%? Colorado law considers that BAC level “ability impaired.” With more awake hours, performance continues to decline. These findings were published by Occupational and Environmental Medicine (occenvmed.com) in 2000.

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OSHA implements new weighting system Email
Written by OSHA   
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 01:00 AM

OSHA logoHere’s a quick update from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), concerning workplace safety and health inspections. See the announcement from OSHA below: 

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