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Work to update the University of Florida /IFAS sod production fertilizer recommendations is underway, thanks to funding received from a 2023 state legislative appropriation. Current sod fertilization recommendations are based on rate studies conducted in 2007, and although the EDIS publication resulting from that work – “Fertility Considerations for Sod Production” (SL-52) – was reviewed...
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An Update for Florida Producers Casey Reynolds, Executive Director, Turfgrass Producers International In February, I was fortunate enough to attend the Turfgrass Producers of Florida Annual Meeting and Show and meet with growers to discuss the latest updates on the proposed U.S. Sod Checkoff Program. There was a one-hour session that covered the proposed program,...
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The 2023 Spring edition is now online! In this issue: US Sod Checkoff Referendum: Update for Florida Producers Post-Emergent Control of Sedges in St. Augustine 2023 Award of Merit Recipient: Kevin Wasilewski Growing Better Annual Meeting & Show: Photo Gallery and Sponsors TPF Scholarship Deadline is April 30 Read the full issue here: 23 SPRING...
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The Turfgrass Producers of Florida Member Scholarship Program is open to any TPF member, child or grandchild of an eligible TPF member or to an employee (or employee’s child) of a TPF Member who is nominated by an eligible TPF Member-Sponsor.  One award of $1,000 is given annually.  This unique award can be used for...
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              Registration is open for Growing Better 2023 The TPF Annual Meeting & Show Coming your way early this year! Thursday, February 2-3, 2023 Mission Inn Resort, Howey in the Hills, Florida Thursday. February 2: Skeet Shoot Fundraiser | Reception & Dinner Friday, February 3: Gather & Grow Industry...
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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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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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