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NJGIC Golf Classic 2019


Forsgate Country Club Historic Banks Course

Join us on Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Banks Course is consistently ranked by Golf Digest as “Best in State” for New Jersey.  It is regarded as an architectural gem, the “traditional” design of the Banks Course features many holes inspired by some of the legendary Scottish courses, as well as Bank’s signature steep and dramatic greenside bunkers. The course is consistently ranked by Golf Digest as “Best in State” for New Jersey.

Players limited to the first 100 golfers.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Scramble Format

Awards for 1st & 2nd Scramble Teams


  • $10,000 Putt Off
  • $10,000 Hole-in-One
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin…and more

Breakfast and Lunch Reception


The Landscape Newsletter – June 2017

New Jersey Green Industry Council Dedicates This Issue of The Landscape in Memory of
Joseph A. Turchi, Sr. August 19, 1938 – June 20, 2017

President’s Message

Good day everyone,

I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy an extended weekend over the Memorial Day Holiday. Please let’s not forget to remember
the men and women that sacrificed to allow us to enjoy this Freedom that we hold dearly!

What amazes me about the Green Industry in the Tri-State area is that it can be running smoothly throughout most of the year as if on
cruise control, and suddenly hit potholes and speed bumps that seem to come out of nowhere. The main goal of the New Jersey Green industry Council (NJGIC) is to be your voice in Trenton, regarding any Legislative Actions that effect our Industry. In addition to being your voice, we look to communicate and educate our members and Allied Associations as well. I’ve recently dubbed this ACE, meaning Advocacy,
Communication, and Education. It is extremely important for our members to know how our actions help to preserve their livelihood in this great Industry.

Getting back to my original statement about the smooth running encountering potholes, we have been relatively quiet in Trenton thanks to the efforts of State Street Associates and in particular, Ed Waters. Ed keeps us informed as to what’s happening in Trenton that effects the New Jersey Green Industry. It seems like at the snap of a finger we are faced with a number of issues that the NJGIC is suddenly involved in.

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The Landscape Newsletter – April 2017

President’s Message

Good day all!  There’s an old saying in New Jersey that “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes and it willchange”! After going
through everything Mother Nature threw at us this winter, we are finally out in the field, doing fertilizer applications,spraying weeds,  doing clean-ups, and pruning our plant material. The toughest part of our Industry is that many of the jobs need to be done at the same time,and lack of manpower has a way of raising its head creating problems. Even with that being said, we find a way to get it done in a timely manner!

One of the busiest jobs at this time of year is the applications of chemical treatments including pre-emergent crabgrass controls, post-emergent broad leaf herbicides for winter clean-up, and pre-emergents for plant beds to hopefully alleviate a lot of hand labor throughout the growing season. We all use products that are Federally, and State Registered,and were developed for specific jobs, while being safe to use if
applied according to Label Usage. In addition the applications are being made by trained and educated NJDEP Certified Commercial
Applicators that constantly train and update their knowledge through the awarding of Recertification Credits approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The point of my message today is twofold.

The first is to make sure you have read (and have in your possession) a copy of the latest Pesticide Label from the Company of Manufacture. Labels change! Product uses are added and some are deleted, personal protective equipment can change, as well as first-aid verbiage. The”Label” is the law of the land and don’t assume that because you read a label three years ago that it is still current.

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The Landscape Newsletter – March 2017

A Message From Our President

A hardy good day to all of our members of the NewJersey Green Industry Council!

This is a very exciting time in the history of the New JerseyGreen Industry Council, ushering in a new Executive Director Buddy Freund, as well as an aggressive new agenda encompassing Advocacy, Communication, and Education or ACE as I prefer tocall it.

The New Jersey Green Industry was fortunate to be able to hireMr. Buddy Freund in late December as our new Executive Director of the New Jersey Green Industry Council after an exhaustive search for just the right individual to take us into a new direction for our Organization. Buddy’s expertise in NJGIC Announces New Executive Director NewJersey Green Industry Council recently announced the appointment of BuddyFreund as its new Executive Director. Buddy assumed his role on January 1, 2017.

Buddy is the founder and president of Vision Strong Management Group. He and his team at Vision Strong pride themselves in providing a close, personal touch to its clients and their membership. “Buddy’s expertise in organizational skills, electronic media, and growth initiatives will blend nicely with our stated goals of getting more involved with our Allied Organizations in NewJersey’s Green Industry.”

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