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Landscape Industry Certification by the numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 05:00 AM

LICT logoLandscape Industry Certified Technician testing gives industry professionals the opportunity to validate the knowledge and skills they have learned. In 2019, 31 Colorado organizations had 68 team members successfully complete certification testing, which is a combination of written and hands-on test problems. Click "Read more" for an infographic and details on 2020 certifications.

Snow management safety tips Email
Written by Troy D. Sibelius   
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 04:00 AM

SnowplowTaking simple safety precautions will help avoid unnecessary accidents this winter. Quick and efficient snow removal is essential to the green industry in Colorado. Snow buildup presents a hazard to both drivers and pedestrians. When clearing snow, it is imperative your crews pay special attention to their surroundings and not sacrifice safety for speed.

Temperature swings took a toll on trees Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 03:00 AM

Evergreen with brown needlesIn October, Colorado’s Front Range experienced extreme temperature changes. Some immediate effects are being seen, but we won’t know until spring just what the long-term effects may be.  

DOL proposed rule clarifies overtime calculation for some workers Email
Written by USDOL   
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 02:00 AM

overtimeWith a new federal overtime rule slated to take effect in 2020, the US Department of Labor (DOL) is revising and clarifying related regulations. A recently announced proposed rule aims to help employers calculate overtime for workers with a fluctuating workweek and allows those employees more access to bonus pay. 

VIDEO: Using graywater for irrigation Email
Written by CSU Extension   
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 01:00 AM

VideoIn an effort to reduce outdoor water use and reuse resources, some are exploring graywater use for landscape irrigation. In this video about multiple graywater uses, CSU Extension staff present the findings of a long-term study on the effects of graywater irrigation on plant and soil health. 

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