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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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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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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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