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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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The 2020 Fall Clippings newsletter In this issue: Central Florida Water Initiative Moves Ahead: Here’s What to Expect Green Industry Familiar Turf to New IFAS VP Texas A&M Introduces Lazer Zoysia AEST Connects Employers, Certified Workforce EREF: Cape Coral, Miami-Dade Ordinance Update Watch for more: Growing Better 2021 Read the full issue here: Fall 2020...
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Justin Wallace, Executive Marketing Manager Sod Solutions, Inc.   A global pandemic can throw a kink into a well-thought-out marketing strategy.  2020 has been a year of rethinking and reallocating on the marketing front for CitraBlue™ St. Augustine. The University of Florida’s new turfgrass release is a big deal, so the objective for this year...
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Turfgrass Producers of Florida is delighted to announce that our first TPF Member Scholarship has been awarded to Emily Chester of Sebastian.  Emily has been accepted at the University of Central Florida for the fall with plans to pursue a degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Emily is the daughter of Thom Chester, a Turf &...
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Fritz Roka, PhD, Director, Center for Agribusiness, Lutgert College of Business Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida Follow us on Instagram: fgcu_agribusiness   Farming and associated businesses in Southwest Florida make up an agribusiness complex that contributes more than $1.6 billion to the region’s economy. Under the leadership of President Mike Martin, Florida Gulf...
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Casey Reynolds, Executive Director Turfgrass Producers International Members of the U.S. sod production industry have asked Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) to investigate grower interest in a sod checkoff program and the impacts it could have on marketing and promoting natural turfgrass. On May 19th, 2020 TPI held an online webinar to seek input from producers...
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The 2020 Summer Clippings newsletter is now online!  Read the full issue, including these stories, here: 2020 Summer Clippings Newsletter In this issue: Florida Growers Help Industry Explore Nationwide Checkoff Program Brown Joins TPF Board Agribusiness Programs Growing at Florida Gulf Coast University First TPF Member Scholarship Awarded Marketing Turfgrass Under Quarantine EREF: Summer Ordinance...
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