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Sod Farm Supervisor A. Duda & Sons, Inc. – Melbourne, FL – Full Time A Duda & Sons, Inc., a diversified land management company operating for over 92 years, is currently seeking a Sod Supervisor for its Sod Farm in Melbourne, FL (Cocoa Sod Farm). Starting out as a humble celery farm in 1926, DUDA’s...
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By Cecilia Brown, Media and Content Manager for Sod Solutions   McCall Sod Farm was founded by Howell McCall in 1967, and a few years later James “Jimmy” Maulden, Jack Laird and Percy Simmons bought the farm as partners. “Originally we bought the land for real estate, but Percy was a farmer at heart,” Maulden...
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By Cecilia Brown, Media and Content Manager for Sod Solutions   Paul Grose grew up as a preacher’s kid. Born in New Hampshire, he spent his early childhood traveling with his family in Southeast Asia as missionaries of the Methodist Church. They went from Malaya (later Malaysia) to Singapore and four years later, ended up...
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2021 Vegetative and Seed Market Update Adam Russell, Director of Product Development, Mountain View Seeds This last year has been one of upheaval for our industry, yet incredibly, most of us were able to overcome while fighting through the pandemic – in many cases profiting from it. That’s a huge credit to your resiliency as...
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Brown to Coordinate Turf Research at UF/IFAS Plant Science Unit Dr. Scott Angle, Vice President for Ag & Natural Resources, UF/IFAS We have a new coordinator to take care of Dr. Kevin Kenworthy’s turf breeding plots and Dr. Billy Crow’s work on the biology, behavior and diagnosis of turfgrass nematodes and development of new treatment...
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The 2021 Spring Clippings newsletter is now online! In this issue: Could a Sod Checkoff Help Florida? Vegetative & Seed Market Update TPF Member Scholarship: A Unique Opportunity EREF: Miami Dade and Naples Ordinance Update Member Profiles: Paul Grose Reflects on Nearly 40 Years with King Ranch McCall Sod: Surviving – and Thriving – in...
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See our Jobs page for more information!  (Updated March 26/2021)
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Growing Better, The TPF Annual Meeting and Show, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 in the Tampa area.  Be sure to watch our Events page for more!
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 – Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, UF/IFAS and Dr. Ambika Chandra, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, a member of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) By the late 1960’s, things looked bleak for Texas sod producers.  Lawns and sod fields were being ravaged by what was eventually identified as St. Augustine Decline (SAD), a viral disease first diagnosed...
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 – Dr. Scott Angle, Vice President for Ag & Natural Resources, UF/IFAS I’ve got some good news: we’re getting a weed scientist in  Gainesville.  You’re a big reason for that.I’ve spent the first six months at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences listening to producers. Few industry groups expressed as precise...
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