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Keeping up with local fertilizer ordinances can be tough, especially in areas where municipalities have established one set of rules that may or may not coincide with those set forth in a county ordinance. To help green industry professionals navigate these regulations, the UF/IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping Program has developed an app to identify which...
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“You just wouldn’t believe it,” James Maulden repeated, trying both to convey – and to come to terms with – the magnitude and scope of the damage that Hurricane Michael left in its wake after barreling through the Florida panhandle and into Georgia on October 10. “There’s almost zero infrastructure.  Sewer plants are damaged, the...
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Limited Inventory 2019 Widely Available Spring 2020   The University of Florida has approved the first new St. Augustine release from a four-year long collaborative research project between UF and members of Turfgrass Producers of Florida:  CitraBlue™ St. Augustine. CitraBlue™  was developed by the University of Florida’s turfgrass breeding program under the direction of Dr....
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The 2018 Fall Clippings newsletter is now online! Read the full issue, including these stories, here: Fall Newsletter 2018 for web   Introducing CitraBlue St. Augustine Panhandle Sod Farms Take Big Hit from Hurricane Michael Mobile Web App Helps Understand Local Fertilizer Ordinances Dr. Phil Busey Receives FTGA Wreath of Grass Be Wary of Phishing...
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TPF is pleased to recognize Dr. Kevin Kenworthy as the 2018 recipient of the association’s Award of Merit, presented at this year’s Growing Better Annual Meeting & Field Day. A graduate of Texas Tech University and Oklahoma State, Kenworthy joined the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department in 2004, where he is a professor of Turfgrass Breeding and...
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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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As Florida once again welcomes nearly 1,000 new residents a day, balancing water supply and water needs becomes trickier – and more critical. Where do agricultural water needs fit, and how could new policies impact permit renewal? Long-time water policy planner Rich Budell will provide a closer look at water supply planning activities being conducted...
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Don’t miss this year’s Growing Better, the 2018 TPF Annual Meeting and Field Day!  Compelling speakers, networking opportunities, and our on-farm Field Day at Lake Jem Farms promises to make this year one of our best. Click here to learn more…  
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