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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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TPF Clippings Winter Newsletter The Turfgrass Producers of Florida Winter newsletter is here!  Click on the link for the latest news and articles, including: TPF’s vision for 2015 and our plans to bring added value to our members Learn | Connect | Grow |Better “Growing Better: The 2015 TPF Annual Meeting and Show” set for...
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Considering hiring help to maintain your lawn and planting beds?  There’s more to responsible lawn care than just mow and go! Look for professionals who have completed the Green Industries Best Management Practices training program.  These companies and individuals have gone the extra mile to learn how to protect the environment while keeping your landscape looking...
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February 23 – Warmer temperatures have arrived, and it sure feels like spring.  So what’s the best thing you can do for your lawn, which may be looking a bit brown after Florida’s unusually cold winter? The best answer may be – nothing!  Lawngrasses are waiting not only for air temperatures to be warmer, but...
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Texas A&M University researchers recently reported their findings from a two year study designed to determine which turfgrasses could recover most effectively from a 60-day imposed drought. The study, which was commissioned by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the Turfgrass Producers of Texas and conducted under the direction of Dr. David Chalmers, compared...
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Published in December 2008, these University of Florida / IFAS publications answer common landscaping questions such as: Does Florida-Friendly landscaping mean “no turf”? What’s the best way to fertilize my lawn? Does using native plants or changing turf types automatically guarantee water savings? Find out more from the experts on Florida landscapes! Frequently Asked Questions...
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A new study conducted by Dr. Ranajit (Ron) Sahu, an independent environmental and energy expert and University instructor, shows that responsibly managed lawns sequester, or store, significant amounts of carbon, capturing four times more carbon from the air than is produced by the engine of today’s lawnmowers. The findings are based on several peer-reviewed, scientific...
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The following is taken from  “Cash for Grass” – A Cost Effective Method to Conserve Landscape Water? by Sylvan Addink, PhD, Certified Professional Agronomist, originally published in the Jan/Feb 2005 Turf News, a publication of Turfgrass Producers International.  The full article with a list of references can be seen at http://ucrturf.ucr.edu/topics/Cash-for-Grass.pdf. Water districts, municipalities, and...
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