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The Clippings Summer edition  is now online!  Click below to read the online version, including feature stories on a new research agreement with the University of Florida for St. Augustinegrass evalution, turf nutrition and summer fertilizers bans, Hillsborough County’s “veterans in agriculture” outreach, and more! 2015 Summer Clippings pdf
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          New sales tax exemptions which may result in significant savings for producers went into effect as of July 1 as part of a broad tax cut package approved by the legislature and signed on June 16 by Governor Rick Scott. These exemptions include: Irrigation parts and repairs Parts and repairs...
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TPF’s Spring edition of Clippings is now online, featuring a recap of our 2015 Growing Better Annual Meeting & Show; research updates on the Turf Research Florida program and more.  Click here to read more… TFP Clippings Spring 2015.    
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TPF Clippings Winter Newsletter The Turfgrass Producers of Florida Winter newsletter is here!  Click on the link for the latest news and articles, including: TPF’s vision for 2015 and our plans to bring added value to our members Learn | Connect | Grow |Better “Growing Better: The 2015 TPF Annual Meeting and Show” set for...
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[gdl_gallery title=”GALLERY_TITLE” width=”IMAGE_SRC” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” ]   Couldn’t make it for this year’s Field Day?  Here’s a quick look at what you missed, courtesy of Sod Solutions! Video: TPF Field Day 2014
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As a rule, most turfgrasses need six or more hours of direct sunlight daily to thrive.  So if your landscape has shady areas, here are a few tips: 1)  Measure how much sunlight those areas receive.  This doesn’t have to be exact; just walk outside (or look out the window) and jot a few notes...
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Considering hiring help to maintain your lawn and planting beds?  There’s more to responsible lawn care than just mow and go! Look for professionals who have completed the Green Industries Best Management Practices training program.  These companies and individuals have gone the extra mile to learn how to protect the environment while keeping your landscape looking...
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What’s the difference between Floratam and St. Augustine? Actually, there isn’t any!  “Floratam” is a cultivar* of St. Augustinegrass developed by the University of Florida and Texas A&M University and released in 1973 (hence the name:  “Flora” and “TAM” = Floratam).  Floratam showed resistance to both the southern chinch bug and St. Augustine Decline (SAD)...
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February 23 – Warmer temperatures have arrived, and it sure feels like spring.  So what’s the best thing you can do for your lawn, which may be looking a bit brown after Florida’s unusually cold winter? The best answer may be – nothing!  Lawngrasses are waiting not only for air temperatures to be warmer, but...
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Texas A&M University researchers recently reported their findings from a two year study designed to determine which turfgrasses could recover most effectively from a 60-day imposed drought. The study, which was commissioned by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the Turfgrass Producers of Texas and conducted under the direction of Dr. David Chalmers, compared...
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