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Turk's cap named new Texas Superstar
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Gardeners, hummingbirds and butterflies have it made in the shade with Turk's cap, the newly designated Superstar by Texas AgriLife Research. And "made in the sun too," as the plant tolerates full sunlight as well, said Dr. Brent Pemberton, AgriLife Research horticulturist and chair of the Texas Superstar executive board. More

Final opportunity to be included in Nursery/Landscape Expo Program
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Market your business to the south central United States' largest gathering of green industry professionals at the Nursery/Landscape Expo in Dallas. Nursery/Landscape Expo Program spots are 75 percent sold. Reserve your ad before the June 15 deadline. More

Help with plant care during drought offered on Earth-Kind website
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Rain has been scarce across most of Texas, but there is a flood of information on an Earth-Kind website aimed at helping plant lovers ease their landscapes through the drought. "We have a lot of different tools to help out," said Martin Anderson, Texas AgriLife Extension Service web administrator for horticulture. "All of the information that would help someone is in one place." More

IRS issues final rules on withholding requirement, delays implementation
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State agencies and institutions of higher education must comply with Internal Revenue Service requirements regarding tax withholding of 3 percent on certain governmental payments made to vendors. More

TNLA now an approved CPE provider
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TNLA is now an approved Continuing Professional Education provider! Teachers will receive 50 percent off their Expo Education Conference registration, CPE credit and free admittance to the tradeshow! To get the discount code, call the TNLA Education Department at (512) 579-3860.

City seeks nominations for Austin's 2011 Tree of the Year
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The City of Austin is seeking nominations for the 2011 Austin Tree of the Year awards that are given annually to one large and one small tree within the city limits. Deadline for nominations is June 30. More

TruGreen launches free online education tool
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TruGreen recently launched, a free online educator resource to inspire K-5 students' interest in the diverse plant world, to receptive educators attending the National Science Teachers Association national conference in San Francisco. TruGreen is receiving high marks from educators for the brand's creative resource that enables convenient access to U.S. standardized lesson plans in botany and related interactive activities. More

Texas anti-immigration bill on agenda
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A proposed Texas law that would ban local governments from preventing police from asking detainees about their immigration status is back on the agenda. Gov. Rick Perry put the bill on the agenda for a special legislative session. The San Antonio Express-News said it is likely to pass the Senate this time because it does not need the two-thirds majority required during the regular session. More

Dealing with damaged suburban soils: Part 1
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Soil that has been damaged by construction activity is the bane of every landscaper. Few landscapers have the opportunity to work with contractors to minimize soil abuse during construction. Most often, horticultural concerns take a back seat to architectonics. While some damage to the soil is inevitable during suburban construction, the key to successfully dealing with damaged soil is to understand soil properties and how to use them to support soil recovery. More

Growers torn on court's illegal immigration ruling
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Greenhouse floriculture is torn over the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld an Arizona law imposing sanctions against businesses that hire illegal immigrants. In a poll, 42 percent of those polled say they "absolutely agree" with the Supreme Court's decision. Another 29.5 percent say they "absolutely do not" agree with the ruling. More

How to write a business plan outline
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When the topic of business plans comes up, it tends to polarize people into two separate camps: those that think business plans are worth the effort to put together and those that think that unless you're trying to raise money, writing a business plan is a waste of time. For Ellen Rohr, a business consultant and founder of Bare Bones Biz, the answer lies somewhere in between. More

New study evaluates consumer behaviors, attitudes toward 'social commerce'
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Shoppers are willing to interact with retailers through a variety of social networks, and retailers have limitless opportunities to capitalize on the momentum, according to the 2011 Social Commerce Study, a joint research project by, comScore and Social Shopping Labs. The report, which evaluates shopping directly influenced by social media, polled 1,787 adult online shoppers in April. More

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