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Kenworthy Receives 2022 Plant Breeding Innovation Award By J. Scott Angle, Senior VP for Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Florida | IFAS After hearing about what (justifiably!) effusive praise Dr. Kevin Kenworthy received at your annual meeting in April, I wanted to share two pieces of good news about Kevin. First, he’ll soon be...
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The 2022 Spring-Summer Clippings newsletter is now online! In this issue: Identifying St. Augustinegrass Cultivars Growing Better 2022 Photo Galleries Research Update:  LVN Screening, Bitter Blue Genetic Mapping Kenworthy Receives UF Plant Breeding Innovation Award Kakani Named UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Chair Welcome New Members! Save the Date: 2022 TPF Clay Shoot on September 29 Read...
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Jamie Buhlman, University of Florida | IFAS   One of the most popular turfgrasses for lawns and landscapes is St. Augustinegrass. It is easily differentiated from other warm-season turfgrasses by its larger stolons and coarse-textured leaves. Visually differentiating between cultivars of St. Augustinegrass is challenging, but there are a few tips that can help. A...
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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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