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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: Irma’s Impacts Likely to Linger for Florida Sod Producers Irma spooked even the most cynical.   Stories documenting Harvey’s devastating impact on Houston were still fresh in the news as Irma churned through the Caribbean and turned toward Florida. With sustained winds reported at 175 mph,...
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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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The Fall Clippings Newsletter is now online! Click on the link below to read these stories and more: Hurricane Irma’s Impacts Likely to Linger for Florida Sod Producers Certifying Florida Sod:  An Inspector’s Day Florida Golf Course Superintendents Help University Lab into the Future A look at UF / IFAS’s Evidence Based Turf Management Workshops...
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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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The Clippings Spring 2017 edition is now online! Click below to read the online version, including these feature stories: Florida’s Sod Best Management Practices Program: Why it Matters Join us for Growing Better: the 2017 TPF Annual Meeting and Show Research: Identifying Effective and Economically Viable Fertilizer BMPs for Reestablishment EREF Report: Local Fertilizer Ordinances...
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Registration is open for Growing Better 2017: the Turfgrass Producers of Florida’s annual meeting and show! Join us on May 4th and 5th as we migrate south to beautiful Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, Florida in the heart of the busy southeast Florida production area. The event kicks off on Thursday afternoon with a Clay...
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The Clippings Winter 2016 edition is now online! Click below to read the online version, including these feature stories: UF/IFAS survey shows homeowners want incentives to conserve more water Key changes will impact workers comp rates Research explores mixing turf cultivars to boost pest resistance Gallery and vendor guide from the 2016 Growing Better Annual...
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Now’s a great time to join TPF or renew your membership!  2018 forms are online now, so join, renew, and update your listing today.   Producer Membership:  Open to companies producing or harvesting sod within the state of Florida.  Dues are $500 per year, a portion of which goes directly to support turfgrass research projects.   ...
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TPF REGIONAL MEETINGS TPF’s Regional Meetings are designed to help sod producers, installers, landscapers and lawn maintenance professionals learn, connect and grow – better! These informal gatherings offer the latest info from experts and emphasize connecting with others in the industry in your area to discuss common issues and share solutions. Although TPF’s Regional Meetings...
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