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Betsy McGill
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research program and turfgrass breeder Dr. Ambika Chandra have officially released Cobalt™ Hybrid St. Augustinegrass (experimental designation DALSA 1618) after nearly 20 years of research and development. “Water is an extremely important resource and data shows that Cobalt™ is one of the most drought resistant St. Augustinegrasses ever developed,” states Dr....
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Is Virtual Reality in the Future of Turf? Daniel Allen, Brouwer Kesmac   Virtual and Augmented reality have been on the rise in gaming and entertainment, but this immersive technology has shown it can innovate beyond the entertainment industry. From drone pilots, to aviation training and healthcare, virtual and augmented reality have proven their potential...
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Growing Better 2022 is set for Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 2022 in the Tampa and Wimauma area (southwest Florida). Find more information here and be on the look for registration, exhibitor and sponsor information, and host hotel information soon!
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Nugent Named 2021 FTGA Wreath of Grass Recipient Will Nugent, President and CEO of Bethel Farms, has been named this year’s recipient of the Florida Turfgrass Association’s highest honor, the Wreath of Grass. The award recognizes individuals who have shown consistent, outstanding service to the Florida Turfgrass Association and to the turfgrass industry as a...
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The Missing Piece in Most Farm Operations Tiffany Bailey The concept that is about to be discussed has the potential to significantly impact the efficiency of your farm, your employee turnover and your bottom line. It’s not a new type of equipment or a revolutionary new input for your crops. And it won’t cost you...
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The 2021 Fall Clippings newsletter is now online! In this issue: TPF 2021 Clay Shoot: We’re Back! Will Nugent receives FTGA’s Wreath of Grass New assessment tool can help growers evaluate BMPs The missing piece in most farming operations New fertilizer ordinance activity in Hillsborough, Orange and City of Cape Coral Join us for Growing...
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Tiffany Bailey, president and owner of Bayside Sod and Honeyside Farms, has been recognized by two major regional business publications for outstanding achievement. In 2020, the Tampa Bay Business Journal named Tiffany one of its “40 Under 40” Honorees. The program recognizes young professionals who’ve achieved success in their field and demonstrate a  commitment to...
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Thanks to all of our members, colleagues and sponsors who made this year’s event such a success!  See the winners, sponsors and a gallery of photos here:  www.floridaturf.com/2021ClayShoot.
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By Cecilia Brown, Media and Content Manager for Sod Solutions   McCall Sod Farm was founded by Howell McCall in 1967, and a few years later James “Jimmy” Maulden, Jack Laird and Percy Simmons bought the farm as partners. “Originally we bought the land for real estate, but Percy was a farmer at heart,” Maulden...
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