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Bethel Innovations Introduces DORADO™ Bethel Farms, a private, family-owned leading agriculture company located in Florida that produces cattle, premium sod and grass plugs on over 4,500 acres, has announced a new research-driven venture: Bethel Innovations. Will Nugent, President & Owner of Bethel Farms explained that, “Since the establishment of Bethel Farms in 1958, innovation has...
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UF Celebrates 100  Years of Turfgrass Science by J. Scott Angle I set foot on turfgrass science history every day I go to my office. Turns out McCarty Hall sits where the very first University of Florida turfgrass research plots were established in 1922. Those plots are long gone, but our turfgrass science program celebrates...
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The 2022 Late Summer edition is now online! In this issue: Diagnosing Turf Problems: Better Samples, Better Results Postemergent Goosegrass Control in Bermudagrass UF|IFAS Celebrates 100 Years of Turfgrass Research UF North Central Florida Turfgrass Field Day October 5 Register for the 2022 TPF Clay Shoot! Read the full issue here:  2022 LATE SUMMER CLIPPINGS...
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  Join us for the 2022 TPF Clay Shoot on Thursday, September 29 at Quail Creek Sporting Ranch in Okeechobee!  This industry-only event is open to sod producers, green industry professionals and their guests.  Details and online registration are available here: 2022 TPF Clay Shoot. 
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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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