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Growing Better, The TPF Annual Meeting and Show, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 in the Tampa area.  Be sure to watch our Events page for more!
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 – Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, UF/IFAS and Dr. Ambika Chandra, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, a member of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) By the late 1960’s, things looked bleak for Texas sod producers.  Lawns and sod fields were being ravaged by what was eventually identified as St. Augustine Decline (SAD), a viral disease first diagnosed...
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 – Dr. Scott Angle, Vice President for Ag & Natural Resources, UF/IFAS I’ve got some good news: we’re getting a weed scientist in  Gainesville.  You’re a big reason for that.I’ve spent the first six months at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences listening to producers. Few industry groups expressed as precise...
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 – Cecilia Brown, Media & Content Manager, Sod Solutions Sod Solutions is excited to announce Mark Kann has accepted the position of Florida Territory Manager. He will begin employment in February, bringing over 25 years of experience in the turfgrass industry to the company and who for the past 14 years has run the turf...
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www.gcsaa.org – Three years after launching the initiative to establish golf course best management practices (BMPs) for all 50 states by the end of 2020, GCSAA has announced the project’s successful completion. As of Dec. 31, 2020, each state has published its own BMP guide that outlines golf course maintenance practices that protect and enhance...
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The 2021 Winter Clippings newsletter In this issue: Collaborating for Turf Breeding Success Meet the New UF/IFAS Weed Scientist Sod Producers Eligible for CFAP2 Funding Golf BMPs Established for All 50 States Read the full issue here: 2021 Winter Clippings Newsletter
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For Sale: 2007 Trebro Autostack 1 sod harvester. S/n 186. 6,620 hours. John Deere tier 2 engine- no DEF. Dual auto steer. Upgraded hydraulic depth control. Upgraded led light package. Heat, a/c. Backup camera and pallet camera. One piece belt. 54×31-26 floatation tires. Custom platforms on rear of machine. Custom roll up trays for clearing...
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Gabe Saldana, Communications Manager Texas A&M Agri-Life Research & Extension Center of Dallas The latest turfgrass variety in a recent string of releases by  Texas A&M AgriLife Research breaks new ground among market zoysia grasses, especially in its viability for golf course putting greens. “Zoysias have typically not been considered for widespread use on putting greens,”...
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Dr. Scott Angle, Vice President for Ag & Natural Resources University of Florida/IFAS   Turf science wasn’t my first love. Golf was. When I was growing up, I aspired to be a pro. When I discovered late in high school I probably would not be able to make a living playing golf, I decided the...
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Laura Jacobs Donaldson Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, PA For many water users in central Florida, running out of groundwater, a less expensive water source, has been a concern for many years.  Arising out of an administrative challenge of a substantial public supply consumptive use permit, in 2006, the South Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida...
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