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PLANET releases technician manuals

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The manuals have a new format and contain strategies to conserve energy.

| December 12, 2011

HERNDON, Va. – The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) released its technician training manuals that focus on installation, irrigation and maintenance.

Over the last two years, PLANET has worked closely with the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) to update and enhance the manuals, which have become the recommended study materials for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician – Exterior exam.

“Along with the new format and updated content on technologies and equipment, there’s information about strategies to conserve energy and promote sustainable landscapes,” ALCC Executive Director, Kristen Fefes, said.

“Advances in technology alone, as it relates to the development of ‘smart’ controllers, have required some dramatic changes in the irrigation study material, and all the books continue to emphasize the safe and productive operation of equipment.”

The manuals also now include online access to more than 20 web-based videos in English and Spanish. Each segment demonstrates technician tasks that are commonly done incorrectly, but are considered very important by industry experts.

The publications debuted at PLANET’s recent Green Industry Conference that is held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO in October in Louisville, Ky.

The Landscape Training Manual for Irrigation Technicians is sponsored by Hunter Industries. For more information about these new manuals, you may visit the PLANET Bookstore at LandcareNetwork.org or call the bookstore at (800) 293-5542.
 

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