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Keeping up with local fertilizer ordinances can be tough, especially in areas where municipalities have established one set of rules that may or may not coincide with those set forth in a county ordinance. To help green industry professionals navigate these regulations, the UF/IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping Program has developed an app to identify which...
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Limited Inventory 2019 Widely Available Spring 2020   The University of Florida has approved the first new St. Augustine release from a four-year long collaborative research project between UF and members of Turfgrass Producers of Florida:  CitraBlue™ St. Augustine. CitraBlue™  was developed by the University of Florida’s turfgrass breeding program under the direction of Dr....
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TPF is pleased to recognize Dr. Kevin Kenworthy as the 2018 recipient of the association’s Award of Merit, presented at this year’s Growing Better Annual Meeting & Field Day. A graduate of Texas Tech University and Oklahoma State, Kenworthy joined the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department in 2004, where he is a professor of Turfgrass Breeding and...
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Identification and History of Bitterblue St. Augustine by Phil Busey, PhD, CCA, CPAg – Phil Busey Agronomy Consulting After discovery of damage to Floratam St. Augustinegrass by SCMV (Sugarcane Mosaic Virus) there is renewed interest in the older cultivar Bitterblue St. Augustinegrass. Both cultivars have long been used in Florida lawns. Plant pathologists believe that...
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The 2018 Summer Clippings newsletter is now online!  Read the full issue, including these stories, here: 2018 Summer Clippings Newsletter Growing Better 2018 – the Biggest Yet, Thanks to You! Identification and History of Bitter Blue St. Augustine Dr. Kevin Kenworthy Receives TPF Award of Merit Fall Turf Event Calendar Creating a Workplace Culture of...
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What’s Under the Hood? How Tier 4 and new technology are changing equipment maintenance    “Technology is a good thing – until it isn’t” just might sum up how you’re feeling about your equipment these days. The EPA mandate for off-road diesel engines to meet strict emission standards (Tier 4, which went into effect in...
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The 2018 Spring Clippings newsletter is now online!  Read the full issue, including these stories, here:  Spring Clippings Newsletter Understanding the “New” SCMV Threat 2018 Growing Better Annual Meeting & Field Day News Rich Budell discusses water supply planning and permitting impacts NEW Pop-Up Seminar:  How Tier 4 and Technology are impacting your equipment management...
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Clippings | Fall 2017  – View the full issue HERE: Certifying Florida Sod:  A Day in the Life of an Inspector Dr. Phil Busey, Phil Busey Agronomy Consulting Since May, 2017, I have worked under contract for the Southern SeedCertification Association (SSCA) to inspect turfgrass fields in Florida sod farms. In the 1990s the SSCA,...
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Clippings | Fall 2017  – View the full issue HERE: Evidence-Based Management: Integrating Expertise and Research for Better Turf Outcomes Over the past decade, zoysiagrass became an increasingly popular choice for Florida homeowners and developers as an alternative to St. Augustinegrass.Promoted as being drought tolerant and resistant to chinch bugs, zoysiagrass also appealed to residents...
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Click on the link below to read these stories and more: Thanks for making Growing Better 2017 one of our best events yet! Growing Better 2018 heads to Lake Jem Farms Growing Better Guide: Exhibitors, speakers and sponsors Association News: Tedder, Council join board of directors Research: Comparing iron sources for sod production Business: Lease...
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