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Toro Co. invests in Boston-based developer of drone technology for turf grass

By Nick Williams  –  Staff reporter, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal The Toro Co., a Bloomington-based provider of mowers and irrigation systems for golf courses around the world, has made a minority equity investment in a Boston company that develops technology for automated drones to analyze turf grass. Terms of Toro’s investment was not […]

Applying for a Pesticide Exam, License, and Renewal through the ePLACE Portal

The Pesticide Program conducts the examination, licensing, and certification of pesticide applicators. MDAR presents the new Online Data System known as the ePLACE Portal. This portal is part of an initiative to bring all agencies within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs into an online permitting and authorization system. This system provides an […]

UMass Extension’s Landscape Message Update

UMass Extension’s LANDSCAPE MESSAGE is a regular update which includes valuable information on cultural practices and the status of insect, disease, and weed problems of interest to Master Gardeners assisting the public with their gardening questions. Detailed reports from sites throughout Massachusetts include growing degree day accumulations, soil temperature, precipitation amounts, and plant phenology. Current […]