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Hundreds turned out for Welby Gardens flower trials Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:00 AM

Welby flower trialsWelby Gardens hosted its 28th annual flower trial event on August 7, 2019. Approximately 450 people--breeders, landscape professionals, growers, independent garden centers, and more—attended to evaluate just around 950 plants.

Meet the top three from Welby Gardens' flower trials Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:00 AM

Petunia Midnight Gold from Ball FloraPlantThe summer flower trials at Welby Gardens were well-attended, and the results, released earlier this week, were highly anticipated. The top three winners feature bold colors that are sure to be striking additions to next season’s landscapes.

Columnar trees and shrubs for small spaces Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 03:00 AM

Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ (Frans Fontaine Hornbeam)Colorado State University researchers continue to evaluate over 1,300 taxa of woody plants for adaptability, ornamental flowers, fruit, fall color and pest problems. Of recent interest, are woody plants with a columnar growth habit that can be planted in residential areas with limited space between homes. The plants presented here are proven adaptable to Colorado conditions.

Safe + Sound Week is for management and employees alike Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 02:00 AM

Safe + Sound WeekThis week, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) observes workplace Safe + Sound Week. From August 12-18, OSHA encourages employers to put workplace safety initiatives into place and talk about ways that employees can help improves safety on the job.

OSHA requests comments regarding silica standard Email
Written by OSHA   
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 01:00 AM

OSHA logoOSHA is seeking public comments in order to determine whether revisions are necessary to the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard. The following release was published this week by the agency:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1.

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